Technical Assistant (m/f/d)

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 (m/f/d)

Job offer from January 09, 2019

The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg, Germany invites applications for a Technical Assistant for our in-house Deep Sequencing Facility. The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art sample preparation and high-throughput deep sequencing technology (Beckman&Coulter, Biomek i7, Illumina, HiSeq3000) and supports as core laboratory research groups at the institute and external collaborations within a large network of regional and national consortia.

The position is initially available in full-time for two years.

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:

Your responsibilities will include high quality sample and library preparation service 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. Willingness to support the team and individual research projects in a service setting are presupposed.

Your qualifications:

  • completed education as laboratory technical assistant or molecular biologist with equivalent expertise
  • at least two years relevant training and hand-on expertise with standard molecular biology techniques for nucleic acid analysis
  • experience with next generation sequencing workflows and technologies
  • proven experience with laboratory management and laboratory safety regulations
  • experience with liquid handling systems are considered a plus
  • Good English skills

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.

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 via our online application portal until February 06, 2019.

Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
Stübeweg 51
79108 Freiburg

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