Research Technician - electronic & scientific equipment (f/m/x)


Image Full time
39 h/week
Image Neuherberg near Munich

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.

We are looking for a highly motivated electronics research technician to join our international research team at the Institute for Diabetes and Obesity (IDO) of the Helmholtz Diabetes Center (HDC) in Munich. Helmholtz Munich is a member of one of the leading research associations in Europe – the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers.

Our laboratory (Research Unit in Functional Genomics of Mitochondria, headed by Prof. Fabiana Perocchi) is interested in the study of mitochondrial calcium signalling and how its dis-homeostasis affects neurological and metabolic disorders. To this we develop and apply experimental and computational strategies to predict, test, and reverse the effects of genetic and chemical perturbations on mitochondrial calcium uptake and downstream signalling cascades.

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

  • Design, construction, and installation of a microscopy platform for in vivo imaging of calcium kinetics in cells and tissue slides
  • Operation and maintenance of imaging systems
  • Writing of software for scientific equipment
  • Troubleshooting, calibration, and repair of electronic and scientific equipment used in a variety of experiments (e.g., luminescence and fluorescence plate readers, extracellular flux analyzer, robotic stations, standard chemical laboratory apparatus, temperature controllers, centrifuges, and water bath)
  • Organization and maintenance of laboratory stocks in liquid nitrogen tanks
  • Training of laboratory members

Your profile

  • Diploma in electrical and electronic engineering, or equivalent
  • Good knowledge of physics and electrical systems
  • Good verbal and written communication in German
  • Self-motivation, initiative and dependability as a team player
  • Willingness to learn new laboratory techniques and work with mouse models


  • Personal Development: Continuous education and training
  • Recreation: 30 days annual leave, flexi days, plus public holidays
  • Family Support: Child care, holiday care, care for the elderly
  • Retirement Provision: Company pension plan

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 Dr. Fabiana Perocchi, 089 3187-43056, who will be happy to help.

Your application should include
    • CV
    • Cover letter
    • Degrees/Diplomas/Certificates
    • References from recent employers

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