15 April 2021

Veterinarian position in ‘Regenerative Biology and Medicine’

About Company / Organization

Laboratory of Yuval Rinkevich Ph.D Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen In collaboration with Technical University of Munich

Laboratory Animal Veterinarian position is available for a highly motivated individual wishing to support a research group. The Rinkevich lab strives to identify fundamental cellular and molecular principles of tissue/organ regeneration and develop a knowledge basis for therapeutic strategies in clinical use. It is envisioned that the Laboratory Animal Veterinarian will work within the project team to help maintain state of the art Laboratory Mouse Facility, draft, revise and amendment animal experiment proposals in German language and support the research group with surgical skills in small animals and train personnel in surgical techniques

Yuval Rinkevich


+49 89 3187-0

Job Description

Veterinarian position in ‘Regenerative Biology and Medicine’

Laboratory of Yuval Rinkevich Ph.D Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen In collaboration with Technical University of Munich


Key responsibilities include:

· Independent drafting, revision and amendment of animal experiment proposals in German language for the government (according to §3 TierSchVersVerordnung)
· Perform surgery on animals and assist in mouse handling
· Test for compounds against diseases
· Provide basic care to lab animals
· Monitoring animal behavior
· Maintaining database records
· Writing reports
· Provide orientation and supervise animal caretakers, students, postdocs
· train the new students/animal users/animal care takers/support staff in proper care and humane handling of laboratory animals, as well as in proper pre and post-operative care of animals.
· personnaly oversee husbandry programs, assist users in their animal related procedures like sample collection, injections, methods of animal identification, euthanasia of animals, SPF health monitoring procedures, Post-mortem examination and histopathology of samples collected etc.,
· assist import and export of live laboratory animals, quarterly animal health monitoring programs (in SPF animal colonies), organizing animal ethics committee meetings and record keeping.
· Should be available for emergency veterinary care after work hours, on weekends, and on holidays.

Essential Qualification & Experience:

Previous experience in Laboratory Animal management or Experience in operating and maintaining Laboratory Animal Facility in any Reputed Research Institute/Lab.
Handling, breeding and maintenance of laboratory animals, particularly inbred strains.
Research experience using laboratory animals.
Experience in histopathology, health monitoring and genetic monitoring techniques.
Good Knowledge of CPCSEA guidelines.
You are a graduated scientist and/or have additionally a veterinarian background, and good experience in writing animal protocols, surgical techniques, and good writing skills and presentation of scientific proposals in German language combined with solid organizational skills. You are fluent in English and German language.

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.
The lab provides a creative, and interdisciplinary environment. Helmholtz and Technical University Munich are among Europe’s leading research organizations focused on biomedicine and environmental health. The working environment provides an unparalleled array of experimental platforms, core facilities, clinical cooperation groups and centers for translational medicine. This environment offers the fellow an additional wide field of expertise in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research areas.

Munich offers a highly stimulating environment for research. The close neighborhood of Helmholtz, Technical University of Munich, the Ludwig-Maximilian University, and several Institutes of the Max-Planck-Society offers numerous interactions and stimulating collaborations.

To apply, please email the following items to Dr. Yuval Rinkevich at yuval.rinkevich@helmholtz-muenchen.de and to Prof. Hans-Guenther-Machens at Hans-Guenther.Machens@mri.tum.de.

1. Updated CV and contact information (email, address, telephone number).
2. Short summary of your interests, curriculum background and experience.
3. Names and contact information (email, address, telephone number) of three referees who can provide letters of support.