Our mission as research center: Discover personalized medical solutions for environmentally triggered diseases to promote a healthier society in a rapidly changing world.

At our institute you will find a scientifically stimulating international environment. Together with renowned scientists and supported by an excellent infrastructure you will have the opportunity to make an important contribution for a healthier society.

The Genomics Core Facility at Helmholtz Munich is recruiting a highly motivated technician (Lab technician/BTA/CTA/MTA/B.Sc.) to join our team. The successful candidate will mainly support our genotyping platform using an automated high-throughput robotic setup to screen cohorts with various Illumina microarrays. You will contribute to sample preparation, quality control, and primary data analysis of the gene array readout. Working closely with other team members you will ensure the timely and effective completion of projects and excellent customer support. The position also offers an excellent opportunity to learn about NGS sequencing, library preparation, single-cell genomics, and spatial transcriptomics, which are all offered at our state-of-the-art core facility.

Genomics – Genotyping Technician/ MTA/ BTA/ CTA (f/m/x) 102128

Image Full time
Image Neuherberg near Munich
Image Professionals, Graduates & Entry-level Professionals

Your responsibilities

  • Handling sample submissions and quality control of samples for genotyping and next-generation sequencing (RNA, DNA, final libraries).
  • Processing different Illumina arrays for genotyping and methylation (manually and/or with liquid handling robots).
  • Operation of Illumina genotyping machines (iScan, Autoloader).
  • Troubleshooting of technical problems in the sample preparation and genotyping workflows.
  • Establishment of new genotyping arrays and workflows.
  • Support the NGS workflow (library prep and operation of Illumina sequencers).
  • Support the seamless operation of the core (e.g., ordering, regular instrument QC, supply management).

Your qualifications

  • Lab technicia, MTA, BTA, CTA, (Biologielaborant:in) or Bachelor’s degree in biology/biotechnology or a related field.
  • Wet-lab experience and molecular biology lab skills.
  • Prior hands-on experience with Illumina genotyping arrays is a plus, training on robotics and Illumina genotyping instrumentation will be provided when necessary.
  • Experience in working with MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
  • Team player with strong communication skills and a proactive mindset, able to work in an international environment.
  • Written and oral communication skills in English and German.

What we offer you

work-life balance
continuous education and training
30 days annual leave
on-site health management service
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Image company pension scheme
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Provided that the prerequisites are fulfilled, a salary level up to E 9 is possible. Social benefits are based on the collective agreement for the federal public service (TVöD). The position is (initially) limited to two years, under certain circumstances an extension can be arranged.

To promote diversity, we welcome applications from talented people regardless of gender, cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, sexual identity, physical abilities, religion and age. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.
If you have obtained a university degree abroad, we require further documents from you regarding the recognition of the degree. Please request the recognition as early as possible.

If you have further questions, simply contact Dr. Peter Lichtner, 089 3187-3530, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Core Facility Genomics
Ingolstaedter Landstrasse 1

85764 Neuherberg

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