Position: Research Assistant in Flow Cytometry

Department: Pediatric Neurooncology

Code number: 2022-0148

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.

Job description:

Four outstanding groups (Prof. Dr. Michael Boutros, Prof. Dr. Peter Lichter, Prof. Dr. Duncan Odom and Prof. Dr. Stefan Pfister) at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have an immediate opening for a research assistant in flow cytometry or a cell sorter operator.

The four laboratories focus on different scientific topics: Signaling and Functional Genomics, Molecular Genetics, Regulatory Genomics and Cancer Evolution, and Pediatric Neurooncology. Although the primary duties are the daily operation of one of our cell sorters (BD FACSAria TM Fusion), you will also be involved in other operations such as instrument maintenance, teaching, training (supervising) and scheduling of users.


We are looking for English-speaking and self-motivated individuals, able to work independently and as part of a scientific team. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential to establish good relationships with researchers. Attention to detail to ensure accurate work and record keeping, as well as a flexible schedule are also very desirable.

Successful applicants should be certified as a technical assistance (MTA / BTA / CTA). A minimum of 1-2 year’s laboratory experience in biomedical research would be desirable.

Knowledge of different flow cytometric analysis software (e.g. FlowJo, DIVA, FCS Express) as well as hands-on experience with flow cytometers (especially cell sorters) will be highly advantageous.

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: as soon as possible

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

The position can in principle be part-time.

Application Deadline: 09.06.2022


Jasmin M├╝ller
Phone +49 (0)6221/42-4619

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.