Laboratory Manager - virology, infection research (f, m, d)

The TWINCORE – Centre for Experimental and Clinical Infection Research offers the position of a laboratory manager within the Division of Experimental Virology, headed by Prof. Dr. Thomas Pietschmann.
Laboratory Manager (PD), f, m, d 

The Institute of Experimental Virology is an internationally staffed research institute that investigates RNA virus infection biology. Collectively, we aim to expand the understanding of basic replication principles of viral pathogens at the molecular level and to translate this information into new approaches for prevention and/or treatment of viral diseases in humans. We are involved in regional, national and international research collaborations and third-party funded projects and research consortia. The institute hosts state of the art equipment for cellular, viral and immunological research including biosafety level 1 to level 3 facilities. The institute´s members are affiliated with local graduate school programs and contribute to the curricula of local master and PhD programs.

Activities and responsibilities

The laboratory manager will operate at the interface between scientists, the institute´s director and the technical staff. He/she will conduct versatile tasks ranging from organizing/supervising laboratory supplies and institute´s databases to the development and implementation of organizational measures that maintain a highly professional and effective laboratory organization and management. This not only includes scientific writing and project management but also involves managing laboratory equipment, reagents, protocols and collaborations, and extends to on- and off-boarding processes of institute´s employees. He/she will support the institute´s director in the communication with collaborating laboratories, funding bodies and authorities. Experience in lab work in molecular biology and molecular virology is required.

Qualification profile

Candidates should have successfully completed a university degree in biology or a related subject and must have acquired a PhD in virology or a related field of infection research. They should have very good oral and written language skills in German and English. A scientific background in the area of RNA viruses is of advantage. He/she should have strong organizing and communication skills, and a solid background in typical viral, molecular and cell biological methods. We look for a highly organized, integrative, and service oriented personality who wishes to coordinate and facilitate the research activities in an international and interdisciplinary team of scientists.
Equal opportunities are part of HZI’s personnel policy. Severely disabled applicants will be favored if they are equally qualified. The position is suitable for a part-time employment.

We offer

Starting date: as soon as possible. The contract will be for three years with the possibility for extension
Salary: TVöD E13
Probation: 6 months
Closing date: 08.09.2019

Send application to

Please send your application by referencing to job offer 79/2019 in a single pdf document (closing date is 08.09.2019) containing CV, motivation letter (up to one page), and two references to:

Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Dept. of Human Resources, Inhoffenstr. 7, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany or by e-mail:

For further information related to the position, please contact:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Pietschmann, Telephone: +49 511 22 00 27-130
or by e-mail:

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