BTA, CTA, MTA, Biologist, Biochemist as Technical Assistant - Molecular Genetics, Microbiology, PCR, Flow Cytometry, Microscopy (m/f/d)

The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön (Schleswig-Holstein) consists of three departments: Evolutionary Genetics, Evolutionary Theory and Microbial Population Biology. It is focused on basic research to unravel general evolutionary processes, such as ecological adaptations, benefits of sexual reproduction or evolution of cooperation. The scope of the work includes ecological, organismic, molecular and theoretical approaches.

The department Microbial Population Biology is looking for qualified candidates for the following position:

Technical assistants (m/f/d)

1 full-time position, not divisible

What you’ll bring:

You will provide technical support for research projects and work in close cooperation with our scientists. Your tasks will include (not exclusively) various molecular genetic methods (e.g. different PCR-based techniques), flow cytometry, microscopy, as well as various microbiological methods. In your position you will have excellent opportunities to gain experience in different areas of molecular biology and microbiology and to work independently. You should also be energetic, self-motivated and enthusiastic about science.


  • Successfully completed professional training or study (Bsc), if applicable
  • Experience with molecular genetics and microbiology
  • Evidence of commitment, independence and sense of responsibility
  • Good communication skills and demonstrated ability to work in a team
  • Fluency in written and spoken English (required) and German (desirable)
  • Familiarity with MS Office


The position is limited to 2 years, with the possibility of extension. Depending on qualification and professional experience, the payment is made according to TVöD Bund from remuneration group E08 up to E09b. In addition, social benefits are granted in accordance with the regulations for the public sector.

The Max Planck Society has set itself the goal of employing more severely disabled people. Applications from severely disabled people are expressly welcome.

In addition, the Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity. We welcome applications from any background.


If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Daniel Rexin (

Please send your written applications, include a cover letter describing your motivation to join our team and your relevant experience, a detailed CV and copies of relevant certificates, by email as a summarized PDF file up to 20.08.2020 to:

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology
August-Thienemann-Str. 2
24306 Plön

Please understand that we do not return any applications sent in.

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