Research Technician, MTA/BTA (m/f/d)

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

Neuherberg bei München, Bavaria, Germany

Work group:

Institute for Diabetes and Obesity

Area of research:

Technical staff

Starting date:


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.

We are looking for a highly motivated research technician to join our international research team at the Institute for Diabetes and Obesity (IDO) of the newly established Helmholtz Diabetes Center (HDC) in Munich. The Helmholtz Center Munich is a member of one of the leading research associations in Europe – the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers. 

Our laboratory (Research Unit in Functional Genomics of Mitochondria, headed by Dr. Fabiana Perocchi) is interested in characterizing mitochondrial signal transduction cascades that occur in response to physiological and pathophysiological stimuli. We develop experimental and computational strategies to predict, test, and reverse the effects of genetic and chemical perturbations on several mitochondrial functions. To this goal, we combine genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics approaches with traditional genetic, biochemical, and physiological techniques applied to yeast, mouse models, human cell lines and patient samples.

Research Technician, MTA/BTA (m/f/d)

Job Description

Organization, maintenance and ordering of materials and reagents Supervision and training of lab members.Development of mouse and mammalian cell lines, and yeast strains Testing of new protocols and methodologies Immunofluorescence detection of proteinsLight and fluorescence based imaging Isolation and physiological analyses of subcellular organelles from mouse organs, yeast and mammalian cells

 Your Qualifications

Education as a research technician (BTA, MTA, CTA) or an equivalent degreeExcellent verbal and written communication in German and EnglishSelf-motivation, initiative and dependability as a team player Versatility and willingness to adapt quickly to different tasks and timelines in a multi-disciplinary environment. Experience in the field of molecular biology and biochemistry (cloning, protein analysis, immunoprecipitation) Experience in generation and metabolic characterization of genetically modified mice (FELASA certificates to work with mice are available)Immunohistochemistry and imagingGeneration and culturing of primary cells

Our Offer

At the Helmholtz Zentrum München, you can contribute together with leading researchers to the investigation of the development, prevention and treatment of environmental diseases such as diabetes, chronic lung diseases and allergies. In order to further promote your professional development, we offer extensive and targeted research training and career programmes. We support the reconciliation between work and private life with flexible working time models, occupational health management, day care facility for children, a childcare subsidy, Elder Care, as well as other counseling and support services.

Remuneration and benefits are in accordance with the collective agreement for the public service (TV EntgO Bund).

The position is limited to two years.

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.

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

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: Helmholtz-2018/0615