Technical Assistant /MTA /BTA/ CTA/ B Sc (f/m/x)

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

Augsburg, Germany

Area of research:


Part-Time Suitability:

The position is suitable for part-time employment.

Job description:

: Discover personalized medical solutions for environmentally triggered diseases to promote a healthier society in a rapidly changing world.

The Institute of Environmental Medicine is engaged in basic and translational research on environment-human interaction with a focus on allergic diseases. New infectious diseases such as COVID-19 affect many areas of life and it is largely unclear which factors influence disease progression.

To be better prepared in the future, the Institute of Environmental Medicine is studying the pathological effects of infection on the upper (nose/throat) and lower airways (lungs), the role of burdensome pre-existing conditions such as asthma/allergies on disease progression, and the prevention and management of future pandemics, particularly those caused by aerosol-borne viruses.

Our team in Augsburg consists of 6 research groups with a total of 40 employees and is looking for immediate reinforcement in the field of aerosol research for the establishment of new modules in the BSL2 laboratory in Augsburg and the expansion of the connection to the emerging BSL3 laboratory at the Neuherberg site. The advertised position will be filled within the PERFORM-REACT EU project for a limited period until 31.07.2023.

Technical Assistant /MTA /BTA/ CTA/ B Sc (f/m/x)101157

Full time



Your responsibilities

  • Establishing biobanking facility and connection to existing biobank at Universitätsklinikum Augsburg
  • Setup of instruments and workflow for high throughput sample storage
  • Training of other group members in using biobanking system
  • Setup of instruments and workflow for exposome experiments
  • Standardize the analysis of environmental/human samples and supernatants from cells/tissue
  • Standardize data output
  • Ordering of reagents, maintaining laboratory equipment, and ensuring quality documentation and data handling
  • Training of other group members in using exposome collection devices

Your qualifications

  • A degree of Technical Assistant or equivalent (MTA, BTA, CTA, Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Research)
  • A strong background in chemistry/biochemistry and molecular/cell biology or immunology
  • Prior experience with cell culture techniques, biochemical assays, high throughput analysis
  • Prior experience as technical assistant or lab manager
  • Excellent communication skills in English and preferably also German
  • Strong team-, communication – and organizational skills

Desired qualifications

  • Independent, diligent and responsible work attitude, analytical thinking, knowledge in working with infectious samples

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
home office options
on-site nursery & holiday care
elder care company pension scheme 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 9 is possible. Social benefits are based on the collective agreement for the federal public service (TVöD).

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.

Interested?If you have further questions, simply contact Dr. Matthias Reiger, 0821 598 6413; Tanja Majewski 0821 598 6424, who will be happy to be of assistance. **Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute of Environmental Medicine
Neusässer Straße 47

86156 Augsburg**

Award for excellent gender equality policy for women and men. Helmholtz Zentrum München is particularly committed to promoting professional equality between women and men. It therefore aims to increase the proportion of the underrepresented sex in the respective field. The Helmholtz Zentrum München is part of the Helmholtz Association, Germany’s largest scientific organization. Altogether 42.000 people currently work in its 19 scientific-technical and biological-medical research centers. The Association’s annual budget amounts to around 5 billion Euros.

This research center is part of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers. With more than 42,000 employees and an annual budget of over € 5 billion, the Helmholtz Association is Germany’s largest scientific organisation.

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Quote Reference: 15157782