Position: Technical Assistant - Impact of RNA-Protein Interactions in Cell Division

Department: RNA Biology & Cancer

Code number: 2021-0173

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.

In the Division of RNA Biology & Cancer at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg, we are recruiting a technical assistant eager to contribute to a challenging research project in the field of RNA/protein biology and cell proliferation funded by the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung.

Job description:

Our research focuses on the functional characterization of RNA-protein complexes and their impact in the control of cell division. It will involve a broad spectrum of molecular and cellular biology methodologies for in vivo as well as in vitro experimental settings (including among others protein purification, cell culture, immunoprecipitation and high-throughput sequencing). While most of the techniques are already available in our lab, we will also require technical support in the exploration and establishment of new methods. Our international team headed by Prof. Sven Diederichs offers a supportive and cooperative environment with high standards to promote outstanding research in respect of good scientific practices and offers the opportunity for the candidate to work independently, self-organized and with a variety of different methods.


We are looking for a highly motivated colleague with team spirit and a deep interest in research and challenging projects. Besides a successfully finished BTA/MTA/laboratory technician or similar education with above average grades, a good knowledge and practical experience in the basic protocols in molecular and cellular biology is essential as well as the ability to perform experiments efficiently, accurately and independently. A good knowledge in written and spoken English and German (both) is required.
If you are interested, we are looking forward to reading your application (one single PDF including: CV, grade reports and contact details for at least two referees) submitted via the online application portal (www.dkfz.de/jobs).

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

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: 29.07.2021


Dr. Maiwen Caudron-Herger
Phone +49 6221/42-4382

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.