Staff Scientist Cell Therapy-Type 1 Diabetes (f/m/x)


Image Full time
39 h/week
Image Neuherberg near Munich
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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. 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 Institute of Translational Stem Cell Research (ITS), led by Prof. Henrik Semb, focuses on developing stem cell-based therapies for individuals with Type 1 Diabetes. We are looking for a dedicated Staff Scientist with interest and experience in cell therapy for type 1 diabetes to join our research institute.

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 cell culture and differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells into pancreatic beta cells
  • Independently designing and conducting experiments, assays, or operational procedures and perform data collection and analysis
  • Manufacturing ITS’s current human pluripotent stem cell product (ATMP) for preclinical and first in human trials
  • Being part of developing improved (next generation) human pluripotent stem cell products (ATMPs)
  • Recommending new and innovative solutions to problems using scientific creativity, independent thinking, and expertise
  • Staying updated on current scientific and technological advancements in cell therapy
  • Supervising technical staff
  • Effectively communicating complex scientific findings and recommendations in one-on-one discussions and lab meetings
  • Write and maintain manufacturing related documentation such as SOPs

Your profile

  • Master's degree with more than 2 years of working experience in a life science or stem cell biology discipline - (bio / biotechnology etc.) or related subject


  • Ph.D. with at least 1 year of working experience in a life science or stem cell biology discipline - (bio / biotechnology etc.)
  • Hands-on experience in with stem cell culture and differentiation is a must
  • Experience in flow cytometry immunofluorescence and molecular biology techniques
  • Skilled in writing protocols/reports/SOPs
  • Knowledge of stem cell and developmental biology 
  • Proficient knowledge of English (verbal and written), and of German is a plus
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) guidelines is preferred


  • Career Development: Postdoc program, scientific training & career center with tailored offers
  • Scientific Resources: State-of-the-art infrastruture and Core Facilities
  • Recreation: 30 days annual leave, flexi days, plus public holidays
  • International Staff Service: Support with the relocation and integration process in Germany
  • Health Promotion: Sports, company doctor, mental health initiatives

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 13. Social benefits are based on the Collective Wage Agreement for Public-Sector Employees (TVöD). This position is for a fixed term until 15.10.2026.

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 Prof. Dr. Tor Henrik Semb, 089 3187 49133, who will be happy to help.

Your application should include
    • CV
    • Cover letter
    • Degrees/Diplomas/Certificates
    • Contact details for at least two referees

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