Lab Technician - BTA / CTA / MTA (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.

The Research Unit Adipocytes and Metabolism, part of the Helmholtz Diabetes Center aims to unravel novel therapeutics and strategies to prevent the progression from overweight and obesity towards insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. We are a diverse group of motivated and fun international people addressing questions from very basic research to drug development. To strengthen our efforts in tissue selective drug targeting, we are looking for a motivated research/ lab technician - BTA / CTA / MTA (f/m/x).

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

  • Perform Nucleotide extraction and amplification from cells and tissues
  • Immunohistochemical stainings of tissues and cells
  • Application of aptamers to mice and tissue collection
  • Standard biochemical and cell biological studies to test aptamer target proteins

Your profile

  • Technical school training as lab technician / research technician (BTA, CTA, MTA, Biologielaborant) in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or a related field
  • Previous experience in basic molecular biology techniques such as RNA/DNA isolation, PCR and qPCR, Western Blot
  • Confidence in conducting cell culture experiments with established cell lines
  • Ability to integrate into an international work environment
  • Interest in conducting pharmacology studies in mouse models
  • English knowledge is required



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, with the possibility of moving to a permanent contract.

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. Siegfried Ussar, 089 3187-2047, who will be happy to help.

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