Position: Lab Technician

Department: Mechanisms Regulating Gene Expression

Code number: 2023-0069

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 Division of Mechanisms Regulating Gene Expression is currently looking for a motivated and experienced lab manager and research technician to join our interdisciplinary project studying the function of RNA modifications in cancer development, metastasis and therapy resistance.


Job description:

You will be part of an exciting and stimulating research environment, working closely with a team of researchers, clinicians and computational analysts. You will carry out a range of organisational duties and research activities, and closely interact with collaborating teams at the DKFZ, the Universities of Heidelberg and Cambridge (UK). We utilize a wide array of biochemical, cellular, computational approaches and in vivo model systems. This post is an excellent opportunity to master numerous cutting-edge experimental techniques, while supporting a dynamic research group. There will also be opportunities for mentoring more junior colleagues, including supervision of trainee technicians and rotation students.


  • Education as technical assistant (MTA, BTA) or laboratory assistant
  • Strong background in working with transgenic mouse models
  • Experience in using genome-wide approaches will be strongly valued
  • Fluent in English and German and good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability and enthusiasm to independently learn, perform and teach new protocols
  • Ability to keep good up-to-date records and write standard operating procedures
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • 3+ years of experimental work experience in a research laboratory are highly recommended

Excellent experimental and organisational abilities are important, but equally important is motivation to learn and adapt to scientific challenges with a friendly and positive outlook.

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 may work at the DKFZ.

Earliest Possible Start Date: The start date is flexible, but can be as early as May 2023.

Duration: The position is initially limited to 1 year.

The position can in principle be part-time.

Application Deadline: 12.04.2023


Dr. Michaela Frye
Phone +49 6221/42-4165

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.