Technical assistant / BTA

The Institute of Cardiovascular Regeneration, located on the campus of the university hospital wants to fill the open position at the first of November 2019 as a
Technical assistant / BTA
(E9a/b TV-G-U)
initially limited to 2 years in a project (§14 Abs. 1 TzBfG) with the option of extension.

The salary follows the official guidelines of the wage agreement (Tarifvertrag) of the Goethe university.

The Goethe University promotes equal opportunities. Applications of female candidates are specifically encouraged. Applicants with disabilities are expressly encouraged to apply and will be treated preferably in case of equal qualifications and suitability.

Activities and responsibilities

  • We are looking for a team player who is eager to solve scientific problems. The applicant is interested in basic science with focus on cardiology and immunology. We are employing molecular biology and cell culture models to answer highly relevant questions with focus on inflammation in the cardiovascular system. In addition, co-organization of mouse work and management tasks will be performed.
  • Planning and conducting of experiments and general laboratory work.
  • FACS-Analysis of different hematopoietic organs including primary patient samples for whole transcriptome sequencing analysis. This includes development of staining protocols and gating strategies.
  • Histological studies including embedding of organs, tissue sectioning and mounting on slides, development of staining protocols for immunofluorescence stainings, confocal microscopy and analysis of stained sections.
  • Laboratory organization. This includes monitoring animal colonies and ordering of laboratory supplies.

Qualification profile

Qualification Profile
  • Degree as BTA or bachelor degree in molecular or cell biology, biochemistry or a related discipline.
  • Experience to work with mouse models
  • Basic knowledge and experience in molecular biology (Genotyping, DNA- and RNA- Extraction, PCR)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in German and English
  • Excellent management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and flexibility
  • Being highly motivated and an active team player

Technical skills
  • Hands on experience in molecular and cell biology laboratory techniques are advantageous
  • FELASA-B certificate is beneficial
  • Preferably skills in histology techniques and experience in flow cytometry

We offer

We offer:
  • Additional training opportunities offered by the university and, in particular, for skills relevant for cardiovascular immunology
  • A creative and diverse research environment with excellent equipment (
  • Part time work is possible with focus on certain tasks
  • An international team
  • Free public transportation for employees (2019) for the state of Hessen
  • An attractive wage agreement and company pension

Send application to

Interested applicants should submit the complete application documents including a CV with names of 2 references in one pdf-document referring “Technician position application” to

Dr. Sebastian Cremer, Institute for Cardiovascular Regeneration, Goethe University Frankfurt, Theodor-Stern-Kai 7, Haus 25B, 60590 Frankfurt am Main, Germany,

Please do not send any original documents via post since we are not able to return them to sender and note that we are not able to reimburse the travel costs for the interview.

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Über Institute for Cardiovascular Regeneration

Main focus of our Institute is the research and development of potential therapeutics for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The Institute elucidates the basic mechanisms underlying cardiovascular disease and vessel growth with the aim to develop new cellular and pharmacological therapies for improving the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Ongoing research focuses on epigenetic...
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