Our mission as research center: Discover personalized medical solutions for environmentally triggered diseases to promote a healthier society in a rapidly changing world.

At Helmholtz Munich you will find a scientifically stimulating international environment. Together with renowned scientists and supported by an excellent infrastructure you will have the opportunity to make an important contribution for a healthier society.

The Stiel Lab (Cell Engineering Research Group) is part of the Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging at Helmholtz Munich, which is linked to the Chair of Biological and Medical Imaging at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The focus of our work is on the development of genetically encodable molecular markers and sensors for innovative imaging techniques, mainly fluorescence and optoacoustic imaging. Such markers and sensors are a crucial factor for imaging techniques in the life science field but also in preclinical research, e.g. for the investigation of the immune system or developmental processes.

The markers and sensors we develop are based on specifically modified proteins. Towards this end we use strategies of protein engineering, directed evolution and high-throughput screening. However, we are also interested in reprogramming whole cells. The molecular tools developed are used both at the level of single mammalian cells and at the level of whole organisms.

We are now seeking a highly qualified and motivated

Research Technician (f/m/x) BTA / CTA 102017

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Your responsibilities

The candidate will be supporting other researchers in the group and providing general support for the lab regarding resources, administration, and general lab management. Further, the candidate will also run own research projects in the context of protein- and cell-engineering, 

The major techniques used in the lab cover molecular biology (PCR, cloning, mutagenesis), protein biochemistry (purifications and analysis), spectroscopy (absorbance and fluorescence) high-throughput screening (fluorescence and optoacoustic) and mammalian cell culture.  

Your qualifications

  • Vocational training as technician with biological or chemical background (BTA, CTA, biology lab technician or similar)
  • Background in molecular biology, cell biology and/or protein biochemistry  
  • Curiosity in spectroscopy and imaging methods 
  • Interest in protein engineering 
  • High motivation, curiosity, and commitment to science 
  • Self-driven working ethos and willingness to learn 
  • Excellent team and communication skills 
  • Enthusiasm to work in an interdisciplinary and international environment 
  • Very good command of the English language (employee communication) as well as German language (communication with companies, administration, service providers, etc.)

What we offer you

work-life balance
flexible working hours & working-time models
continuous education and training
30 days annual leave
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Provided that the prerequisites are fulfilled, a salary level up to E 9 is possible. Social benefits are based on the collective agreement for the federal public service (TVöD). The position is (initially) limited to 2 years, under certain circumstances an extension can be arranged.

To promote diversity, we welcome applications from talented people regardless of gender, cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, sexual identity, physical abilities, religion and age. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.
If you have obtained a university degree abroad, we require further documents from you regarding the recognition of the degree. Please request the recognition as early as possible.

We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive online application, including your letter of motivation, CV, and transcripts of records.

If you have further questions, simply contact Hr. Dr. Andre-Christian Stiel, 089 3187-3972, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Oberschleißheim

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