Position: Technische:r Assistent:in / Biologielaborant:in (m/w/d)

Department: Mechanismen der Genomkontrolle

Code number: 2022-0132

The German Cancer Research Center is the largest biomedical research institution in Germany. With more than 3,000 employees, we operate an extensive scientific program in the field of cancer research.

Die Nachwuchsgruppe “Mechanismen der Genomkontrolle” am Deutschen Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ) in Heidelberg sucht eine Technische Assistenz (m/w/d) zur Verstärkung des Teams. Wir sind ein freundliches und motiviertes Labor mit deutschen und internationalen Forscher:innen, die daran arbeiten, die Rolle von Enhancern und 3D-Genomstrukturen bei der Genaktivierung während der Karzinogenese zu verstehen. Wir setzen modernste Techniken ein, die gentechnische, genomische und molekularbiologische Methoden umfassen. Unser Labor ist sehr neu und kollaborativ, so dass Sie die Möglichkeit haben, unmittelbar zur Entwicklung der Forschungsstruktur und -prozesse beizutragen. Sie haben außerdem die Möglichkeit, die neuesten Methoden in der Genomforschung aus erster Hand zu erlernen und mit Ihrer Arbeit direkt zu spannenden Forschungsprojekten beizutragen.

 

The German Cancer Research Center is the largest biomedical research institution in Germany. With more than 3,000 employees, we operate an extensive scientific program in the field of cancer research.

A position as a laboratory technician (TA) is available at the Mechanisms of Genome Control laboratory at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg. We are a friendly and motivated laboratory with German and international researchers working to understand the role of enhancers and 3D genome structure in gene activation during carcinogenesis. We are using cutting-edge techniques comprising genetic engineering, genomic and molecular biology methods. Our lab is new and highly collaborative, so that the successful candidate will have an opportunity to contribute to the development of our research environment and processes. The candidate will further be able to learn cutting-edge techniques first-hand and directly contribute to exciting new projects.

 

Job description:

Der Aufgabenbereich umfasst Labormanagement (Bestellungen, Organisation von Laborräumen), Zellkultur, Unterstützung bei verschiedenen molekularbiologischen Methoden (z. B. Herstellung allgemeiner Reagenzien und Puffer), sowie künftig das Einlernen neuer Kolleg:innen. Sie werden eng mit anderen Labormitgliedern zusammenarbeiten und verschiedene Aufgaben erlernen.

 

The candidate’s tasks will comprise lab management (ordering of reagents and supplies, organization of lab space), cell culture, support in various molecular biology techniques and training of new laboratory members in the future when needed. The candidate will work together with other members of the laboratory and will be trained in the various tasks.

Requirements:

  • Abgeschlossene Ausbildung als Biologielaborant:in oder ähnliche Qualifikation
  • Motiviert, verantwortungsbewusst und organisiert
  • Erfahrungen im Labormanagement oder Interesse es zu erlernen
  • Erfahrungen mit Zellkultur und Standardmethoden in der Molekularbiologie
  • Erfahrung in der Schulung neuer Labormitglieder in Standardmethoden ist von Vorteil
  • Fließende Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse
  • Gute Kommunikations- und Dokumentationsfähigkeiten

 

  • Have completed training as a biology laboratory assistant or similar
  • Be motivated, responsible and organized
  • Experience in laboratory management or interest in learning it
  • Experience with cell culture and standard molecular biology techniques
  • Experience with training new lab members on general laboratory techniques is of advantage
  • Have a fair knowledge of English and German
  • Have good communication skills and ability to document work

    We offer:

    • Interesting, versatile workplace
    • International, attractive working environment
    • Campus with modern state-of-the-art infrastructure
    • Salary according to TV-L including social benefits
    • Possibility to work part-time
    • Flexible working hours
    • Comprehensive further training program

    Important notice:

    The DKFZ is subject to the regulations of the Infection Protection Act (IfSG). As a consequence, only persons who present proof of immunity against measles as well as against COVID-19 may work at the DKFZ.

    Earliest Possible Start Date: zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt

    Duration: The position is initially limited to 2 years with the possibility of prolongation.

    Die Stelle ist grundsätzlich teilbar.

    Application Deadline: 26.05.2022

    Contact:

    Dr. Angelika Feldmann
    Phone +49 (0) 6221/42-1560

    Please note that we do not accept applications submitted via email.

    The DKFZ is committed to increase the proportion of women in all areas and positions in which women are underrepresented. Qualified female applicants are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.

    Among candidates of equal aptitude and qualifications, a person with disabilities will be given preference.

    To apply for a position please use our online application portal (https://www.dkfz.de/en/stellenangebote/index.php).

    We ask for your understanding that we cannot return application documents that are sent to us by post (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Personalabteilung, Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg) and that we do not accept applications submitted via email. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.