Research technician in cell engineering (f/m/d)

Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health (HMGU)

München, Germany

Work group:

Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging

Area of research:

Technical staff

Starting date:


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Job description:

As German Research Center for Environmental Health, Helmholtz Zentrum München pursues the goal of developing personalized medical approaches for the prevention and therapy of major common diseases such as diabetes mellitus, allergies and lung diseases. To achieve this, it investigates the interaction of genetics, environmental factors and lifestyle.

Are you passionate about science, full of ideas and innovative potential that drive change and enjoy working in an international, fast-paced environment? Are you motivated by the societal impact of research and seek an opportunity to play an instrumental part in the development of emerging technologies for biology and healthcare? Then the Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging (IBMI) at the Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen (HMGU) and its integrated Chair of Biological Imaging (CBI) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany, is the ideal environment for you!

IBMI is the cornerstone of a rapidly expanding bioengineering ecosystem in the Munich science area; including the Helmholtz Pioneer Campus and the Research Center TranslaTUM, which integrate bioengineering with vascular and metabolic disorders and oncology, respectively. IBMI scientists develop next-generation imaging and sensing methods to measure previously inaccessible properties of living systems, hence, catalyzing breakthroughs in biology and medicine.

Comprising 11 inter-disciplinary laboratories and scientists from more than 25 countries, IBMI offers state-of-the-art infrastructure for innovative research and a perfect environment to accelerate your career. Our research aims to shift the paradigm of biological discovery and translation to address major health challenges of our time and develop the medical solutions of tomorrow.

The energetic research group for Cellular Engineering is part of IBMI and focuses on developing genetically encodable molecular labels and sensors for innovative imaging schemes, primarily fluorescence and optoacoustic imaging. We develop labels based on strategies of protein engineering but are also interested in reprogramming whole cells to that effect. The developed molecular tools are employed on the level of single mammalian cells as well as whole organisms.

Join our team and be part of our rich and dynamic research culture of enquiry and innovation. IBMI researchers come from the top ranks of physics, engineering, chemistry, biology and medicine and our pipeline frequently yields high-impact papers, successful technology spin-offs and commercialization. Our research is regularly featured in major news channels and received broad recognition including several prestigious awards and considerable research funding from national and international sources.

We now seek a highly qualified and motivated

Research technician in cell engineering (f/m/d)

The mission

You will support the researchers of the group and provide general support for the lab regarding resources, administration and general lab management. In addition, you will have the opportunity to run own research projects in the context of protein engineering and cell engineering.

The major techniques used in the lab cover molecular biology (PCR, advanced cloning, mutagenesis), protein biochemistry (purifications, gel-based analysis), spectroscopy (absorbance and fluorescence) and mammalian cell culture. We also reach out into topics of histology, immuno-fluorescence and animal work (mice).

Your profile

The successful applicant must have the following:

High motivation, curiosity, and commitment to scienceVocational training as a technician with biological or chemical background or equivalent
Background in molecular biology, cell biology and/or protein biochemistryCurious and self-driven working ethics and willingness to learnExcellent team and communication skillsEnthusiasm to work in an interdisciplinary and international environmentExcellent command of the English languageInterest in spectroscopy and imaging methodsInterest in protein engineering

Especially motivated young professionals are invited to apply.

What we offer you

A challenging and versatile field of work providing you with the freedom to follow your instinct and be creative. With the help of extensive and goal-orientated professional development measures and career-building programmes we encourage you to grow as a person. To ensure a good work/life balance we assist you with flexible working hours, in-house health management, a nursery, and an “Elder Care” concept as well as other consultation and support options.

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 research institutes it offers an intellectually stimulating environment.

Remuneration and social benefits are based on the collective wage agreement for public-sector employees at federal level (TV EntgO Bund).

The position is (initially) limited to two years, but under certain circumstances an extension can be arranged.

The activity involves special knowledge and experience specific to own scientific skills.

As a holder of the Total E-Quality Award, we promote equality of opportunity. Applications from women are welcome. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.

Curious? If you have further questions, simply contact Dr. Andreas Hillmair on 089 3187-2846, who will be happy to be of assistance.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 2019/0424