Biotechnologist / Engineer / Lab Manager

Einsatzort: Berlin


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Biotechnologist / Engineer / Lab Manager

Stellenangebot vom 13.08.2018

The Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens headed by its director Prof. Emmanuelle Charpentier is seeking a full time Biotechnologist/Bachelor/Engineer with excellent skills and knowledge in heading and managing the organization of a research laboratory.

The Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens is an international research institute currently being established, whose research focuses on basic biological principles in bacterial pathogens. We are particular interested in genetic and biochemical mechanisms of regulation by RNAs and proteins in bacterial pathogens causing diseases in humans, and in viruses of these pathogens. The overall aims of the Unit`s research are to gain a better understanding of the molecular and cellular mechanisms that control and regulate bacterial infectious processes.

For our department, we are seeking a highly motivated and talented Biotechnologist/Engineer/Lab Manager to head the organization and management of the laboratory work. We are seeking a highly qualified person with previous experience who is expected to ensure high-level operations of the laboratory work incl. lab management and purchasing, have experience in performing experimental work (biochemical assays, bacterial genetics, cell culture) in an independent manner, overseeing work according to §15 Gentechnik Sicherheitsverordnung (GenTSV) and contribute actively to collaborative and complementary research across the Unit.

The candidate’s qualification should include:

  • Bachelor or engineer degree in natural or medical sciences or equivalent qualifications
  • Strong background in laboratory management and organization
  • In-depth knowledge of state-of-the-art molecular methods
  • Fluent in English language
  • Friendly disposition, confident and responsible work ethics
  • Working independently and as part of an international team
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic to work in a competitive, dynamic, stimulating and interacting international scientific environment focusing on basic biological research

The position is initially for two years with the possibility of an extension after evaluation. The payment level is based on the German state public service salary scale (up to E11, TVöD-Bund) according to the training, qualifications and professional experience. The benefits correspond to the regulations of the public service. The position is available at the earliest possible date. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encouraged women to apply.

Applications will be accepted exclusively via our online application portal. If you are interested, please upload your full application in English by September 30th, 2018:

Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens
Department of Human Resources