Group Leader – Stem Cell Research (gn) – full time position


Group Leader – Stem Cell Research (gn) – full time position

ISAR Bioscience GmbH is a trans­la­tional research com­pany in Planegg near Munich, sup­por­ted by the Free State of Bavaria. 

Our research focuses on (auto-)immune dis­eases, degen­er­at­ive dis­eases of the brain (Alzheimer’s) and heart dis­eases (infarc­tion, car­diac fail­ure). We use human induced pluri­po­tent stem cell (iPSC) tech­no­lo­gies to develop dis­ease mod­els for the dis­cov­ery of novel drugs and cell ther­apies. In doing so, we enter into stra­tegic part­ner­ships with research insti­tu­tions and indus­trial companies.

We are look­ing for a group leader to man­age our stem cell pro­gram. The can­did­ate will join a vibrant and grow­ing Start-up com­pany, which is devel­op­ing the next gen­er­a­tion of dis­ease mod­els and ther­apies using human induced pluri­po­tent stem cells (hiPSC). Suc­cess­ful can­did­ates must have sev­eral years of exper­i­ence in the hiPSC field. Ideally, she/he will have expert­ise in the selec­tion, acquis­i­tion, bank­ing, dif­fer­en­ti­ation and use of hiPSCs and their deriv­at­ives for a vari­ety of pro­jects in dif­fer­ent dis­ease areas, includ­ing the devel­op­ment of products, ser­vices and ther­apies. 


  • Dir­ect and man­age our stem cell pro­gram with a team of highly-qual­i­fied sci­ent­ists, includ­ing PhD and mas­ter students.
  • Estab­lish, develop and man­age new pro­jects with spe­cific thera­peutic goals in the stem cell field.
  • Coordin­ate the acquis­i­tion and gen­er­a­tion, qual­ity con­trol, bank­ing, dif­fer­en­ti­ation (includ­ing 2D- and 3D mod­els) and dis­tri­bu­tion of hiPSC lines and deriv­at­ives for their use in vari­ous applic­a­tions such as dis­ease-model devel­op­ment, drug screen­ing and cell therapy.
  • Estab­lish and man­age col­lab­or­a­tions with external partners.
  • Develop and secure IP


  • PhD in stem cell bio­logy or related fields.
  • At least 5 years of exper­i­ence in the stem cell field and prefer­ably exper­i­ence in pro­gram leadership.
  • Exper­i­ence in IP devel­op­ment and protection.
  • Flu­ent in Eng­lish, Ger­man is a plus.

Our offer

We offer you the spe­cial oppor­tun­ity to help shape the devel­op­ment of a new research com­pany at the inter­face between aca­demia and industry in an inter­dis­cip­lin­ary team with pion­eer­ing spirit. You will be given excit­ing tasks with respons­ib­il­ity and room for ini­ti­at­ive and per­sonal devel­op­ment. The salary depends on your qual­i­fic­a­tions and pro­fes­sional exper­i­ence and is cal­cu­lated in accord­ance with the civil ser­vice salary scales. 


Please send your cover let­ter and com­plete applic­a­tion doc­u­ments with CV, references/ recom­mend­a­tion let­ters to Please indic­ate “CTO” in the sub­ject line. If you have any ques­tions, please con­tact Dr. Chris­ti­ane Schiegerl, Tel: 089-356475-413, or Prof. Dr. Martin Lohse, Chair­man (

  • Dr. Chris­ti­ane Schiegerl
    Dr. Chris­ti­ane Schiegerl

    Please do not hes­it­ate to con­tact me if you have any questions.


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