Lab Manager / Research associate with MSc degree

The research group “Laboratory of Centrosome & Cytoskeleton Biology” of Prof. Jay Gopalakrishnan, located at the Institute of Human Genetics of the University Hospital of Düsseldorf, is offering a position for an enthusiastic and motivated individual as a

Lab Manager / Research associate with MSc degree

The position is to be filled as soon as possible. Importantly, this position is suitable for individuals who want to have a long-term perspective in university-based research laboratories that perform biomedical research. The research activity of the Laboratory of Centrosome & Cytoskeleton Biology is to identify how centrosomes and cilia regulate organism development and diseases. The laboratory is well known in the field and has a strong publication record (Journal and year). The laboratory also recently established human brain organoids as a powerful in vitro system to study centrosome and cilium in 3D human organoids (Journal and year).

Your responsibilities:

The main tasks of the successful candidate are to co-ordinate and manage the research activities of the laboratory.

As a responsible person of the laboratory, you will carry out daily duties such as iPS cells and organoids maintenance and freezing, media preparation, as well as essential lab management (organization, ordering, databases, managing grants, and coordinating with the offices of Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf). He/she will utilize state-of-the-art genetic, molecular, and microscopy approaches, as well a newly optimized brain organoid culturing technologies.

Your profile:

Excellent University MSc or doctoral degree in biology/biomedicine/biochemistry/cell biology or related fields. Prior laboratory experience, proficiency with molecular biology techniques, strong organizational skills with the ability to work in a team. In terms of language, English is required and fluent German communication is prerequite to involve in university adminstration.

Previous experience with iPS and other cell culturing technologies are added advantages. The optimal candidate would also display an eagerness to work independently and to provide both intellectual and technical inputs to the assigned projects, as well as to work with the counterpart laboratories and administration offices at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf.

We offer:

  • A position with individual development potential
  • An exciting, versatile and challenging scope of the task
  • An enthusiastic interdisciplinary and international team
  • Possibility for you to develop your long-term career
  • Training in high-resolution microscopy, 3D-organoid cultures, and more cutting-edge technologies
For further information please contact Prof. Jay Gopalakrishnan by phone (+49 211-81 11561) or by E-mail (

For this position, we are looking for a research associate. The position will be initially available for one year with possible long-term prospects with several years of extension. The salary and social benefits will be based on 75% of TV-L13. Interested candidates should contact Prof. Jay Gopalakrishnan with a motivation letter.

To increase gender distribution in all job categories and at all levels, we strongly encourage applications from qualified women. Female applicants will be given preferential consideration when their level of qualification, competence, and professional achievements equals that of male candidates unless arguments based on the personal background of a male co-applicant prevail. Severely handicapped persons will be preferred for the same qualification set.

We kindly ask you to submit your complete application documents in English. Please send your comprehensive application documents (CV in tabular form incl. photograph, copies of certificates, motivation letter, and 3 recommendation letters) within four weeks from the date of the announcement.

Send application to

Univ.-Prof. Jay Gopalakrishnan PhD

Laboratory for Centrosome and Cytoskeleton Biology,
Institute of Human Genetics, Universitätsstr 1
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Tel: +49 211 8111561

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