Position: Lab Manager / Technical Assistant
Department: NCT Dresden - Functional Imaging in Surgical Oncology
Code number: 2022-0316
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.
The National Center of Tumor Diseases (NCT) Dresden is a joint institution of the German Cancer Research Center, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden, the Faculty of Medicine at TU Dresden, and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR). The NCT with sites in Heidelberg and Dresden is the leading oncological center in Germany and is being further expanded to an international center of excellence regarding point-of-care and individualized cancer medicine.
The German Cancer Research Center is seeking for the Department for Functional Imaging in Surgical Oncology at the partner site Dresden of the National Center of Tumor Diseases a lab manager / technical assistant.
Our research is focused on the development and application of novel imaging probes and imaging methods in the short-wave infrared spectral range (SWIR imaging) for biological and clinicall in-vivo applications. SWIR imaging provides several advantages over the visible and near-infrared regions: general lack of autofluorescence, low light absorption by blood and tissue, and reduced scattering. In this spectral range biological tissues become translucent. Recent progress in detection technology and the development of probes demonstrated that, in principal, SWIR imaging enables applications, which were previously not feasible with any other technique. These advantages will enable new capabilities in preclinical and clinical imaging.
We are seeking a highly motivated lab manager / technical assistant for an interdisciplinary research position at the junction of physics, biology and chemistry. The candidate will support the development of advanced imaging setups for deep penetration imaging on microscopic/mesoscopic scales, and collaborate with biologist and clinicians to ultimately advance cancer detection and therapies. The projects are expected to be transformative and translational. The novel applications include targeted SWIR imaging of tumors and clinical and preclinical model systems.
The position includes an initial starting phase at the Helmholtz Zentrum München, followed by a transition to the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) in Dresden.
We are looking for applicants with degree as biological, chemical or pharmaceutical technical assistant or aquivalent degrees (e.g. a bachelor degree). The candidates need to be strongly interested and committed to experimental research, in particular the development and application of optical imaging systems, careful experimentation and computer‐based quantitative data acquisition and analysis. A Felasa A or B certificate and corresponding experience are desired. Strong knowledge, proven by high grades, in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines is desired, as well as high level of programming skills (MATLAB / Python / C, etc.) and computer literacy. Good verbal and written communication skills in English are expected.
- 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
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 positions are initially limited to 2 years with the possibility of prolongation.
The position can in principle be part-time.
Application Deadline: 30.09.2022
Prof. Dr. Oliver Bruns
Phone +49 89 3187-49494
Please note that we do not accept applications submitted via email.