Technical Assistant (m/f/d)

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 Code: 743

Job offer from February 05, 2024

The laboratory of Prof. Ibrahim Cissè (Department of Biological Physics) at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg has a vacancy for a technical assistant (m/f/d). The Cissè lab develops single-molecule and super-resolution microscopy approaches to visualize gene expression and other processes in living cells. The position will be a link between the department and the Transgenic Mouse Core Unit, which provides services for the generation of transgenic and genetically modified mice.

The position is to be filled with immediate effect and is initially limited to two years.

The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE) in Freiburg, Germany is an interdisciplinary research institution that conducts basic research in two key areas of modern biology: Immunobiology and Epigenetics. Central questions address the molecular basis of cell type identities, as they are regulated during immune cell differentiation, metabolic response and epigenetic chromatin adaptation.

Your tasks

  • Genome and base editing, experiments with CRISPR
  • Introduction of genome editing reagents into mouse embryos by microinjection and electroporation
  • Injection of stem cells into mouse embryos and aggregation of mouse stem cells
  • Transplantation of mouse embryos into fallopian tubes and uterus
  • General laboratory support
  • Interaction with veterinary staff if required

Your qualifications

  • A biological or biomedical background (state-recognized qualification as a technical assistant "BTA, CTA, MTA" or comparable) and at least three years of professional experience are required
  • Knowledge of conducting experiments with mice and embryonic stem cells.
  • Flexibility and willingness to familiarize yourself with new technologies.
  • You should have experience with experiments on the model mouse; a FELASA B certificate is desirable
  • Fluency in German and English is preferred

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.

  • Remuneration according to TVöD up to a maximum of E09b if the collective agreement and personal requirements are met
  • Social benefits in line with the public sector (VBL)
  • Additional performance-related remuneration component
  • Professional training and development opportunities
  • Challenging work in a modern working environment
  • Mobile working at a location of your choice within Germany is possible up to a maximum of 40% of the regular weekly working hours in justified cases.
  • Good public transport connections and subsidized job ticket
  • Family-friendly offers (affiliated daycare center at the institute, room for children, nursing 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.


Please apply with your complete application documents (CV, cover letter, certificates) via our online application portal by March 4, 2024.

Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
HR Department
Stübeweg 51
79108 Freiburg

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