Working Student Virology Lab (f/m/x)


Image Stud. Assistant
10-20 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. We particularly excel in the fields of basic research, bioengineering, artificial intelligence, and technological development.

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.

This is what drives us. Why not join us and make a difference?

The Deng’s lab at the Institute of Virology takes an integrated approach to study the interactions between virome, microbiome, and the human host. In contrast to the classical approaches commonly used in phage research, we are using single-cell technologies, multi-omics methods, culture-independent techniques, and machine learning to study phages and their interaction with the bacterial and human host for developing novel therapeutics. Ultimately, we are aiming to develop personalized phage-based treatments against infections by multi-resistant bacteria and for manipulating the human microbiome in dysbiosis associated diseases.

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Matthias Tschöp CEO of Helmholtz Munich

We believe, excellent research needs diverse perspectives. Mixed teams come up with better solutions and more innovative research topics.

With the establishment of diversity management, we express our commitment to an appreciative culture based on mutual respect. Thus we start the implementation of diversity sensitive processes in our whole organization.

Your tasks

  • Sample processing and analysis using molecular biology tools
  • Microbiological cultivation and isolation (aerobic and anaerobic)
  • Bacteriophage propagation and isolation (aerobic and anaerobic)
  • Organization and documentation of experimental work

Your profile

  • Student of Natural Sciences at a university in or close to Munich
  • Good English language skills
  • Dedicated, conscientious, flexible and reliable person with team working spirit

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.


Remuneration and social security benefits are based on the Collective Bargaining Association of German States (TdL). This position has a fixed term of 6 months.

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 further questions, simply contact Judith Brehme, 089 3187-3107, who will be happy to be of assistance.

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