Technical Assistant (BTA/CTA/MTA), part time 50%

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) (BTA/CTA/MTA), part time 50%

Job offer from July 09, 2019

The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg, Germany invites applications for a Technical Assistant (m/f/d) (BTA/CTA/MTA) in part time (50%) for our Imaging Facility (Head: Dr. Sergiy Avilov). The position is initially for 2 years.

The Imaging Facility is part of the institute's scientific infrastructure. It currently has 8 advanced microscopes.

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:

The candidate will support Facility staff in technical and organizational matters to ensure smooth running of Imaging Facility. This includes introductions of users to microscopes and software, troubleshooting, checks and maintenance of the instruments and other tasks.

Your qualifications:

  • Completed vocational training as a technical assistant (MTA, BTA, CTA) or equivalent qualification with at least 1 year work experience related to microscopy
  • Knowledge of image processing programs
  • Experience of working at a microscopy/imaging facility
  • Experience in sample preparation for light microscopy
  • Team worker, reliable, communicative, willing to learn, independent
  • Good level of German and English (oral and written) is required

We offer:

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. The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. A childcare facility is directly attached to the institute.

Application deadline:

Have we sparked your interest? Please submit your complete application including your CV and cover letter via our online application portal until September 16th, 2019.

Informal inquires: Ms. Kindle ( or Dr. Avilov ( 

Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
Stübeweg 51
79108 Freiburg

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