Technical Assistant (f/m/d)

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

Neuherberg (bei München), Germany

Work group:

Institute of Functional Epigenetics



Area of research:

Technical staff



Starting date:

01.02.2020



Contract time limit:

31.01.2022



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.


A lab technician position is available in the newly established group, led by Daphne Cabianca, within the Institute for Functional Epigenetics (IFE) at the Helmholtz Zentrum München. One major aim of our group is to understand the function of nuclear architecture in the response to environmental stresses, including nutrient deprivation.


By using innovative approaches (e.g. DamID, high resolution live microscopy) combined with classical molecular biology, genetic, developmental and proteomic assays, we aim to identify the molecular players regulating chromatin organization using the nematode C. elegans.


To strengthen our team, we are looking for a highly enthusiastic and motivated


Technical Assistant (f/m/d)
2019/0438

Your responsibilities


Organization and realization of experimental work including molecular cloning, generation of transgenic animals, worm crossing and live microscopyGeneral laboratory organization including order managementAssisting other team membersCompiling, documentation and analysis of generated data Work in an international environment

Your qualifications


Completed professional education as a technical assistant (BTA / CTA / MTA) or equivalent
Candidates with a bachelor degree will also be welcomeApplicants with job experience are highly encouraged to apply
Hands-on experience in molecular biology techniques (PCR, cloning)Highly motivated and strong team-playerVery good work organization, flexibility and reliabilityMotivation to be part of a new groupExcellent knowledge of the English language spoken and written is required, good knowledge of German is a plus

 The following qualifications are considered advantageous:


Experience with microscopy techniques and/or analysisExperience with C. elegans handling

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  Sandra Maier on 089 3187-49707, who will be happy to be of assistance.

We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive online application until 31 January 2020.



Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 2019/0438

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