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 February 12, 2020

The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg, Germany invites applications for a Technical Assistant (m/f/d) for the lab of Dr. Iovino. The Iovino lab is part of the Chromatin Regulation department. It focuses on understanding the epigenetic events contributing to the formation of functional gametes and the establishment of the zygotic epigenome upon fertilization.  

The position is immediately available for an initial period of 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:

As a Technical Assistant in our lab, you would assist investigators in research activities and carry out assigned laboratory duties according to standard and specified procedures. In addition, you will be in charge of the general organization of the laboratory that includes the maintenance of our databases (reagent, plasmid etc.)

  • Molecular biology approaches working with DNA, RNA, and proteins
  • Drosophila maintenance, crossing, and screening
  • Cell biological approaches using immunohistochemistry of Drosophila embryos
  • Participation in experimental design and execution of experiments
  • General lab organization

Your qualifications:

  • Completed vocational training as technical assistant or comparable qualification
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • English language skills

Applicants should have experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • Drosophila husbandry (stock maintenance, crosses)
  • Protein Biochemistry
  • Basic molecular techniques (DNA/RNA extractions, PCR)

We offer:

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 aroused your interest? Please apply by 11th of March 2020 with your complete application documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificates) via our online applicant portal.

For any question, please write to Nicola Iovino: .

Max Planck Institute of Immunbiology and Epigenetics
Stübeweg 51
79108 Freiburg
Germany

 
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