Technical Assistant (VMTA/BTA/CTA/MTA) (f/m/x)


Image Full time
39 hrs./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.

The aim of our research is to proactively detect health risks involving humans and the environment, decoding the mechanisms of pathogenesis and developing concepts for prevention and therapy. Obesity and diabetes are nowadays considered risk factors for various cancer entities.

The Institute for Diabetes and Cancer headed by Prof. Stephan Herzig, PhD is studying the mutual molecular integration points linking these diseases. We are seeking a Technical Assistant (VMTA/BTA/CTA/MTA or equivalent).

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

  • organization and realization of research projects including molecular cloning, qPCR analysis, Western blot as well as experiments employing cell culture and mouse models
  • performing animal experiments including metabolic tests and organ collection
  • documentation and database management for animal experimentation
  • data documentation and evaluation
  • general laboratory organization including order management

Your profile

  • training as a technical assistant or equivalent qualification, university graduates (BSc) are encouraged to apply
  • experience in handling of laboratory animals and management of transgenic mouse lines
  • practical and theoretical knowledge of molecular and cellular biology techniques (including cloning, gene expression analysis, genotyping and mammalian cell culture)
  • excellent oral and written English language skills
  • experience in SAP-based ordering and invoice management systems
  • ability to work independently and proactively, flexibility and reliability, strong teamwork skills and a high degree of organizing ability



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 9. Social benefits are based on the Collective Wage Agreement for Public-Sector Employees (TVöD). The position is (initially) limited to 2 years, an unlimited employment is intended.

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 Miriam Guhl, +49 (0)89 3187-1046, who will be happy to help.

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