Featured Job – Technical Assistant (m/f) (RNA-seq experience)

Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology


‍The Department „Regulation in Infection Biology“
headed by Max Planck Director Prof. Emmanuelle Charpentier is seeking a

Technical Assistant (m/f) (RNA-seq experience)

for a full-time employment (39 hours/week) of initially 2 years.


  • Application and knowledge of standard techniques of molecular biology, biochemistry,
    microbiology, genetics and cell biology in a BSL2 laboratory
  • General lab management and organization (ordering, stocks of consumables and material,
    coordination of technical activities of the Department)
  • Maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • Maintenance of lab databases
  • Assistance in biosafety implementation in a BSL2 laboratory
  • Assistance in autoclaving and cleaning


  • Certified qualification as lab or technical assistant
  • Hands-on experience in technical assistance and knowledge of standard techniques of
    molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology and/or genetics is highly desirable
  • Experience in working bacteria will be considered an advantage
  • Experience in handling RNA (RNA extraction, analysis…) is required
  • Openness and interest in learning new techniques, ability to multi-task
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability for structured work (Experience with organizational tasks in a scientific environment is considered as an advantage)
  • Excellent competence in lab related softwares
  • Ability to work independently and as part of an international team
  • Friendly disposition, self-confidence and responsible manner
  • Very good knowledge of English (spoken and written)
  • The candidate must have a profound interest in all research topics of the Department.
  • We expect a person who is self-motivated and enthusiastic to work in a competitive,
    dynamic, stimulating and interacting international scientific environment focusing on
    basic biological research.

According to the training, qualifications and professional experience, the remuneration can be up to EG 8 TVöD. The benefits correspond to the regulations of the public service. The position is available at the earliest possible date.

If required, part-time work can be considered for this position.

The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and espe­cially encourages them to apply.

Applications will be accepted exclusively via our online application portal and must include a
cover letter with a brief outline of motivation and own technical and scientific interests, CV
and the names of three referees. If you are interested, please follow the link
https://recruitingapp-5133.de.umantis.com/Vacancies/320/Application/New/2?lang=eng and
upload your full application in English by June 15, 2016.

Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology

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