Institute for Diabetes and Regenerations Research
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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.
At our institute you will find a scientifically stimulating international environment. Together with renowned scientists and supported by an excellent infrastructure you make an important contribution to the improvement of people’s quality of life.
The primary objective of the Institute of Diabetes and Regeneration Research (IDR) at the Helmholtz Zentrum München is to develop regenerative therapeutic approaches to treat diabetes mellitus. In vitro generation of ß-cells from pluripotent stem cells for cell-replacement therapy or triggering endogenous mechanisms of ß-cell repair have great potential in the field of regenerative medicine.
The Institute of Diabetes and Regeneration Research is currently looking for
Technical Assistants – MTA / BTA / CTA (f/m/d)
Tissue culture mainly with human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs)Transfection of hPSCs and picking and expanding single cell clonesDNA and RNA purificationMolecular biology (PCR, cloning, digest)Biochemical experiments (Westenblot, IPs, Elisa)Immunohistology (Cryo- and paraffin sections, immunofluorescent stainings)General tasks of the laboratory organization, orderingWork documentationCreation of work instructions
vocational Training as MTA / BTA / CTA / VMTA or equivalent trainingExperience in sterile handling of cell cultures is requiredExperience with embryonic stem cell culture is desirableFamiliar with basic molecular biology techniques (mRNA extraction, PCR, qPCR, immunofluorescence)good communication skills in English and German requiredCapable of working independently and responsibly
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.
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 Donna Marie Thomson on 089 3187-3867, who will be happy to be of assistance.