Lab Technician/ Technical Assistant (f/m/x)


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39 hrs./week
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We are Helmholtz Munich. In a rapidly changing world we discover breakthrough solutions for better health.

Our research is focused within the areas of metabolic health/diabetes, environmental health, molecular targets and therapies, cell programming and repair, bioengineering, and computational health. Through this research, we build the foundations for medical innovation. Together with our partners, we seek to accelerate the transfer of our research, so that laboratory ideas can reach society and improve people’s quality of life at the fastest rate possible.

Join us and use your talents and passion as we work together to drive forward scientific progress.

One major aim of the “Chromosome dynamics and genome stability” group within the Institute of Epigenetics and Stem Cells (IES) is to understand how cells accurately duplicate and process their genetic information by coordinating the fundamental processes of replication and transcription on the genetic and epigenetic level. By using innovative approaches combined with new cell biological, genetic and proteomic assays, we aim to identify the molecular players and characterize the sequence of events that allow these processes to occur simultaneously without major accidents on our chromosomes leading to DNA damage and genome instability, a hallmark of cancer and many human diseases.

To strengthen our team, we are looking for a highly enthusiastic and motivated Lab Technician (f/m/x) starting from 01.04.2023. We offer working in an international English-speaking environment with innovative, well-equipped and scientifically stimulating surrounding and further training opportunities.

Prof. Matthias Tschöp (Dr. Med., Dr. hc.), CEO of Helmholtz Munich:

"We believe that excellent research requires a range of different perspectives. Diverse teams reach better solutions and are more innovative in their research topics.

Establishing our Diversity Management Strategy demonstrates our commitment to ensuring an appreciative company culture based on mutual respect. We are also implementing diversity-sensitive processes throughout our whole organization."

Your tasks

  • Performing experimental work with yeast and mammalian cell cultures
  • Assisting other team members to adapt and troubleshoot methods as necessary to achieve the goals of the project
  • Attending team meetings to assist in the design of experiments
  • Compiling, documentation and analysis of generated data
  • Providing support with general laboratory maintenance
  • General laboratory organization including set-up of equipment and order management

Your profile

  • Hands-on experience in establishing and maintenance of yeast cell cultures and mammalian tissue cultures
  • Hands-on experience in basic molecular and cell biology techniques (DNA/RNA isolation, PCR, Real-Time PCR, Cloning, Western blotting, Immunofluorescence)
  • Highly motivated and strong team-player
  • Very good work organization and reliability
  • Experienced to work in interdisciplinary and international teams
  • Fluent spoken and written English knowledge

Additional preferred skills (not required)

  • Experience in chromatin-based assays including Chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP)
  • Experience in sample preparation for Mass spectrometry-based analyses
  • Experience in advanced microscopy techniques including confocal and/or superresolution microscopy



Since 2005, we hold the TOTAL E-QUALITY award for exemplary action in the sense of an equal-opportunity organizational culture.

Helmholtz Munich is actively committed to diversity and inclusion in practice and is sustainably committed to equality.

The Diversity Charter has set itself the goal of promoting diversity in the world of work. By signing the charter, we commit ourselves to create an appreciative working environment for all employees.


If you fulfil all the requirements, you may be eligible for a salary grade of up to E 9a. Social benefits are based on the Collective Wage Agreement for Public-Sector Employees (TVöD). The position has an (initial) fixed term of 2 years but may be extended under certain circumstances.

We are committed to promoting a culture of diversity and welcome applications from talented people regardless of gender, cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, sexual identity, physical abilities, religion or age. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference. If you have obtained a university degree abroad, we will require further documents from you regarding the comparability of your degree. Please request the Statement of Comparability for Foreign Higher Education Qualifications as early as possible.


Interested in applying?

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Hr. Dr. Stephan Hamperl, 089 3187-49642, who will be happy to help.

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