Technical Assistant (BTA, CTA, MTA) (m/f/d) | Developmental Immunology

Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg

Type of Job

Scientific and Technical Assistance

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

Job offer from July 22, 2022

In the lab of Dr. Thomas Boehm (Department of Developmental Immunology) at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg is a position as Technical Assistant (m/f/d) (BTA, CTA, MTA) available. The Boehm group addresses a number of cutting-edge research questions related to the development and evolution of the vertebrate immune system (for recent review see, Annu. Rev. Immunol. 36, 19-42, 2018). To support these studies, we seek a research technician, ideally with prior experience in recombinant protein expression, purification, and structure-function analysis. The position is open immediately and initially funded for one and a half years. It can be carried out in full- or part-time.

Your opportunities

Your work will focus on the characterization of new protein families with presumed immunological functions in lampreys, the most primitive vertebrate species possessing an adaptive immune system. You will work in close collaboration with the group´s scientists, who address several aspects of the lamprey immune system.

Your tasks

You will work with a multi-disciplinary team that uses a wide range of modern techniques of nucleic acid and protein biochemistry. You will assist in expressing proteins in mammalian cell culture and E.coli, purifying proteins, and in conducting various biochemical and biophysical assays.

Your qualifications

We are seeking a highly motivated technical assistant for analytical biochemistry. The candidate should have strong wet-lab experience, ability to manage multiple projects in a timely manner, good written/verbal communication skills, a good command of the English language and have a willingness to work as part of a team.

We offer

Located in a region that connects Germany, France and Switzerland, our institute offers an international research environment with outstanding infrastructure facilities and a positive working atmosphere that places a high value on work-life balance.

  • Salary according to TVöD - Bund
  • Social benefits in line with public service
  • Professional training and development opportunities
  • Challenging work in a modern working environment
  • Subsidy for the Jobticket
  • Family-friendly offers (affiliated day care center at the institute, parent-child room, breastfeeding room)

We value and promote diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities, so we welcome applications from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from severely disabled people. We would also like to increase the proportion of women in areas where they are underrepresented and therefore expressly encourage women to apply.

Application deadline

Have we sparked your interest? Please apply with your complete application documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificates and contact details of referees) via our online application portal by August 25th, 2022.

For informal inquiries please contact: Dr. Nataliia Aleksandrova:  or Dr. Thomas Boehm:

Max Planck Institute for Immunobiology and Epigenetics
Stübeweg 51
79108 Freiburg

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