Lab Manager/Staff Scientist (f/m/d)

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

Munich, Bavaria, Germany

Work group:

Helmholtz Pioneer Campus

Area of research:

Diploma & Master Thesis

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.

The Helmholtz Pioneer Campus (HPC) is an innovation campus with a startup culture at the Helmholtz Zentrum München. HPC stands for the smart fusion of biomedical sciences, engineering and digitization in a research environment that has no parallel in Europe.

The 3D Genome and Molecular Neuroscience group headed by Dr Boyan Bonev is looking for a self-motivated and enthusiastic Lab Manager with scientific curiosity, attention to details and organizational abilities. The candidate will play a critical role in providing experimental and logistical support in an established lab environment.

Lab Manager/Staff Scientist (f/m/d)

The challenge

The Bonev lab studies how 3D genome organization and epigenetic modifications regulate cell identity during brain development. Using highly interdisciplinary approaches such as single cell multi-omics, next generation sequencing, live imaging and computational biology, we aim to understand how chromatin landscape influences cell fate decisions in development and evolution. We are based at the Helmholtz Zentrum München and hence part of an excellent network dedicated to epigenetics and neurosciences including the MPI for Neurobiology, the LMU and TU Munich as well as broad international collaborations.

Your profile

You will play an instrumental role in providing experimental and logistical support in our newly established research group, aided by state of the art facilities and highly collaborative environment. We are hence seeking experienced candidates with scientific curiosity, attention to details and organizational abilities to

maintain a collaborative lab culture and organizational structuremaster a variety of cellular & molecular biology techniques including cell culture, FACS purification and NGS library preparation (training will be provided).assist with ordering reagents and maintain lab-equipment

You will also be responsible to train and assist and new employees with major techniques, while having the opportunity to perform independent research within the group focusing on iPSC-derived cerebral organoids.

Specific skills and qualifications

Our ambitious and interdisciplinary team consists of passionate and motivated people from around the world. To further support our research, we are looking for talents willing to develop and execute our next breakthrough ideas. Ideal candidates therefore require:

a strong background in molecular and cell biologyan appropriate university degree
previous experience with mouse handling, cell culture (mES and hIPSC cell lines) and NGS library preparation (preferred) prior experience as a lab manager (desired) exceptional organizational and time management skills excellent communication skills, fluency in English & German (C1 level)

What we offer

In order to promote your professional development, we offer a dynamic working environment, advanced training in molecular biology and genetics, and cutting-edge NGS and single cell technologies. You will interact and benefit from our collaborative approach to research and the presence of senior groups in the immediate proximity. Furthermore, we will provide you with a detailed career development plan and support for relevant courses and workshops.

Remuneration and benefits are in accordance with the collective agreement for the public sector (TV EntgO Bund). The positions are limited to two years with the option of extension.

The Helmholtz Zentrum Münnchen is an equal opportunity employer and embraces diversity. We are located in a city with a vibrant cultural and social life, consistently selected to be in the top 5 global cities to live in. We offer a family friendly environment, flexible working hours, a child care facility on Campus and dual career opportunities. We are a certified holder of the Total E-Quality Award. In order to increase the proportion of women in management positions, we are pleased to receive corresponding applications. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will also be given preference.

We are looking forward to receiving your online application (motivation letter, CV, contact details of at least 2 referees and a brief description of research interests and future plans) in a single pdf file until February 28, 2019.

Curious? We encourage your inquiries directly to Dr. Boyan Bonev.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: Helmholtz-2019/0009