Lab Technician / Lab Assistant

The Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) is a research institute, which has the objective of understanding the molecular mechanisms of aging. Thereby we would like to contribute to healthy aging in humans. Various animal models (e.g. mice and fish) help us to generate relevant knowledge on the causes and the mechanisms of age-associated diseases and to investigate new therapeutic approaches. Scientists from many different nations conduct research at FLI.

For the laboratory of Prof. Zhao-Qi Wang we are looking to fill as soon as possible the fulltime position of a

Lab Technician / Lab Assistant (Job-ID 1523)

Tasks of the technician position:
  • carry out cellular and molecular studies on transgenic and knockout mice models aiming to understand human diseases and ageing better
  • participate in the project of “DNA damage response in aging and tissue homeostasis“
  • the work involves embryonic stem (ES) and somatic cell cultures, as well as molecular biological techniques
  • working in an international and academic research environment
  • expected to assist with the organization of materials and reagents in the Wang Laboratory

Profile of the candidate:
  • highly organized, reliable, with demonstrated ability to initiate and carry out projects, troubleshooting and quickly learning new skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English are required
  • be able to actively and professionally interact with a culturally diverse environment within the lab and the institute

The candidate should also have a sound training and/or a good knowledge in one or more of the following areas:
  • Cell culture [embryonic stem cells, cell lines and primary culture of other cell types]
  • Molecular biology techniques [gene subcloning, analysis of gene expression (RNA, protein), DNA analysis or genotyping animals]
  • Cellular analyses [FACS, confocal microscopy, immunofluoresence microscopy, cell imaging, DNA damage and repair assays, or cytogenetics]
  • Histological preparation of tissues

Employment contract and remuneration are based on the collective labour agreement (TV-L) for public service employees of the German Federal States, including all social benefits according to the regulations of the public service. Based on the assigned duties and the qualification this position is classified into the wage group E7 to E9. The employment contract will be temporary (2 years) at first, but with the option of extension.

Please apply in English until November 8th, 2015 referring to the Job-ID 1523.

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Leibniz-Institut für Alternsforschung—
Fritz-Lipmann-Institut e.V. (FLI)
Beutenbergstraße 11 | 07745 Jena

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Beutenbergstraße 11 | 07745 Jena
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