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

The primary objective of the Institute of Diabetes and Regeneration Research (IDR) at the Helmholtz Diabetes Center München is to develop regenerative therapeutic approaches to treat diabetes mellitus - complementary and alternative to the classical immunological and metabolic therapy strategies. Therefore, the main aim is to improve current strategies for functional β-cell production in vitro with the ultimate goal to provide alternative sources of β-cells for cell replacement therapy in diabetes, while in the field of β-cell regeneration we focus on the understanding of β-cell heterogeneity in health and diabetes and on the exploration of in vivo mechanisms of β-cell regeneration to identify therapeutic targets to stop or even reverse diabetes progression.

The Stem Cell Group is looking for a highly motivated

Senior Stem Cell Scientist (f/m/x) 101709

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Image Neuherberg near Munich
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Your responsibilities

  • Leading a project focusing on discovery and validation of novel targets for diabetes therapy
  • Tissue culture mainly with human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) and β cell differentiation protocols
  • Biochemical (Westenblot, IPs, Elisa), Immunohistology (Cryo- and paraffin sections, immunofluorescent stainings) and molecular biology techniques
  • Analysis und enrichment of cell populations by Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorting (FACS)
  • Supervision and mentoring of Technical Assistants, Master and PhD students

Your qualifications

  • PhD in Biology or related subject
  • Strong theoretical background in developmental, islet and stem cell biology
  • Practical experience with molecular and developmental biology, as well as stem cells culture and β cell differentiation protocols
  • Ability of working independently and good communication skills, high motivation, and innovative and creative thinking are a must
  • A strong academic record, international experience and proficiency in English are required, German is not needed

What we offer you

work-life balance
flexible working hours & working-time models
continuous education and training
30 days annual leave
on-site health management service
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Image on-site nursery & holiday care
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Image company pension scheme
Image discounted public transport ticket

Munich, with its numerous lakes and its vicinity to the Alps, is considered to be one of the cities with the best quality of life worldwide. With its first-class universities and world-leading research institutions it offers an intellectually stimulating environment.

Provided that the prerequisites are fulfilled, a salary level up to E 14 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 Mara Catani,, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute for Diabetes and Regenerations Research
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Oberschleißheim

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