Technical Assistant (BTA/MTA/CTA or equivalent) (m/f/d)

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Technical Assistant (BTA/MTA/CTA or equivalent) (m/f/d)

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

The group of Dr. Meritxell Huch is looking for a

Technical Assistant (BTA/MTA/CTA or equivalent) (m/f/d)

for molecular biology and advanced cell culture work.

Dr. Meritxell Huch 's research group is dedicated to gaining a mechanistic understanding of the principles governing the proliferation and differentiation of adult organs and tissues. They achieve this through the utilization of both organoid and animal models with the ultimate goal of comprehending organogenesis. Dr. Huch is a pioneer in the development of organoid models for non-intestinal tissues, having published seminal papers on stomach, liver, and pancreas organoids. The research team is highly interdisciplinary, international, and collaborative, with English serving as the primary working language in the Huch lab and the institute.

Job description

We are currently seeking a technician to join our collaborative project with Prof. Daniel Stange 's research group at the Technische Universität Dresden . In this role, you will closely collaborate with researchers from both teams.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Collecting primary and metastatic tissue from the gastrointestinal tract and liver
  • Conducting liver perfusion procedures
  • Generating organoids from these tissues, assisting in their expansion, and maintaining a biobank
  • Utilizing standard molecular and cell biology techniques, such as qPCR, next-generation sequencing, immunohistochemistry (IHC), and immunofluorescence (IF), to characterize the organoids

As a technician, you will not only contribute to experiments but also handle various organizational and maintenance tasks within the groups. Furthermore, you will play a key role in coordinating patient follow-up.

Your qualifications

  • Training as a technical assistant (MTA/BTA/CTA) or equivalent qualification.
  • Strong command of molecular and cellular biology techniques.
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic disposition.
  • Strong organizational skills, demonstrating flexibility and reliability.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Proficiency in both German and English languages.
  • Experience in isolating, cultivating, and manipulating cell lines, primary cells, and organoids is advantageous.
  • Familiarity with laboratory animal handling is advantageous.

Our offer

  • We offer a diversified job in a young, scientifically oriented, international team in one of the most renowned research institutions worldwide
  • Salary and social benefits in accordance with the regulations of the German TVöD Bund (salary agreement for public service employees)
  • Attractive pension plan via VBL (Federal and State Government Employees' Retirement Fund)
  • Discounted job ticket (VVO) and good public transport connections
  • Support for a positive work-life balance, including a proactive health programs and assistance with family/childcare matters

The full-time position is available starting in March 2024. The initial contract is for 2 years with the possibility of extension dependent on mutual agreement.

Your application

We encourage you to submit your complete application by 20 December 2023 via our online application system stating Code 2023-Technician-MolecularBiology-1110

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

The following materials should be included:

  • 1-page motivation letter
  • CV including publications (as applicable)
  • Academic transcripts and professional certificates; contact details of approachable references

For further details on the open position please contact Dr. Lisa Johnsen via email johnsen(at) or telephone +49 (0)351 210 2136. Questions regarding the application process, contract, compensation or benefits may be addressed to hr(at) . For further information about the MPI-CBG and the CSBD see , .

  • The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity. We welcome applications from all backgrounds, regardless of gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, and other components of identity.
  • The Max Planck Society specifically aims to increase the proportion of women in the areas in which they are underrepresented. We therefore explicitly invite women to apply.
  • The Max Planck Society is further committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.
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