Technical Assistant

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

Technical Assistant

Job offer from October 08, 2018

We are looking for a Technical Assistant.

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 develop-ment 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.                             

The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg, Germany invites applications for a Technical Assistant for our in-house Deep Sequencing Core Facility. The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art sample preparation and high throughput deep sequencing technology (Illumina HiSeq-3000) and supports research groups at the institute as well as external collaborations.

The position is immediately is available in full-time for a period of one year.

Your tasks:

Your responsibilities will include high quality sample and library preparation for various deep sequencing projects according to highest international standards. Furthermore you will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of liquid handling and sequencing instruments. You will assist in development of methods and automation of workflows and contribute in management of sequencing projects and the core laboratory. 

Your qualifications:

  • Completed education as molecular biologist or equivalent expertise as laboratory technical assistant
  • More than two years hands-on expertise with standard molecular biology techniques (especially nucleic acid analysis)
  • Experience with laboratory organization
  • Detail-oriented and accurate work style
  • Good English skills
  • Experience with MS Office

We are looking for a highly motivated team player with strong communication skills and the desire to work in a technically oriented, quickly evolving, modern laboratory. The successful applicant will have a thorough understanding of molecular biology techniques and the ability to perform high quality analysis in a responsible and independent manner. Prior experience in deep-sequencing and genomics is considered as plus.

We offer

a modern workplace in an international environment, where you will help solving challenging problems in current research. In our innovative and creative climate you will have ample opportunity for further development and training.

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

Handicapped applicants with equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment. 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.

Application deadline:

Have we sparked your interest? Please submit your complete application including your CV along with the contact email address of a referee directly at our online application portal until November 05, 2018.


Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics

Stübeweg 51

79108 Freiburg

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