Research Technician Position

Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg

Developmental and Evolutionary Biology & Genetics Immunobiology and Infection Biology & Medicine

Type of Job

Scientific and Technical Assistance

Research Technician Position

Job offer from June 08, 2017

The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg, Germany is offering a full-time Research Technician Position in the Fly Facility. The Research Technician will perform a variety of technical duties in support of Drosophila research-oriented activities at the institute. The position is available for an initial period of one year.

Our Institute investigates the molecular basis of the immune response and other topics of the developmental biology, such as the origin and differentiation of the immune cells as well as the development of vertebrate embryo. Another main focus of the Institute is Epigenetic. This area deals with inheritable traits, which are not caused by changes in the DNA sequence.

Your tasks

Specific responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: 

  • maintenance of the stock collection and population cages, general fly husbandry,
  • assistance in carrying out large-scale forward genetic screens, Drosophila embryo transformation (microinjections), embryo sorting,
  • preparation of polytene chromosome squashes
  • inventory control, ordering of supplies und reagents,
  • preparation of solutions
  • basic molecular biology: DNA and RNA isolation, PCR, quantitative RT-PCR, agarose gel electrophoresis, preparation of protein extracts and western blot analysis, cloning and transformation

Your qualifications

Experience with Drosophila would be an asset. Understanding of basic genetics and skills in molecular biology techniques and general knowledge of Microsoft office package and light microscopes would also be beneficial. Bilingual (English and German) communication skills would be helpful.

You are highly motivated, well-organized, detail-oriented and able to work independently as well as in a team environment.

Our offer

Salaries will be based on previous experience according to TVöD guidelines.

Handicapped applicants with equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in areas, where they are underrepresented, and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. A childcare facility is directly attached to the institute.

Your application

Have we sparked your interest? Please submit your complete application (cover letter, CV along with references) directly at until July 4th 2017.

Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
Stübeweg 51
79108 Freiburg

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