Technical Assistant (f/m/d) zebrafish

Updated: 2 months ago

The Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology in Magdeburg (Germany) is an internationally recognized neuroscience research institute and dedicated to the research on learning and memory. Our research comprises all organizational levels of the brain – from molecular and cellular processes to complex neuronal networks and behavior. The Institute is a foundation under public law and committed to a comprehensive policy of Equal Opportunities in employment and research.

The research group Behavorial Neuroscience at the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology seeks as soon as possible a highly motivated

technical assistant (f/m/d) for zebrafish

in full-time position (40 hours/ week). The salary depends on personal qualifications and the tasks assigned from pay group 7 to 9a TV-L. The position is initially limited until Dec. 31st , 2026.

How you can support us with your work:

  • Performing experiments on the topic „sleep and sleep deprivation“ using zebrafish as a model organism
  • Breeding and care of zebrafish lines
  • Genotyping and characterization of zebrafish mutants
  • Management of internal laboratory databases (e.g. zebrafish lines, plasmids, antibodies)
  • Documentation of genetically modified materials and organisms (GVO)
  • Instruction of employees, students (laboratory internships) and apprentices in the laboratory guidelines and the handling of equipment in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations
  • Coordination of e-mail correspondence for sending and receiving of biological samples
  • Planning of needs and procurement of laboratory equipment and supplies as well as consumables
  • Budget planning and control
  • Creation and management of a supplier-/ company register
  • Maintenance and care of the laboratory and laboratory equipment
  • General administrative tasks

You are expected:

  • To have completed an apprenticeship as a biological laboratory assistant or biological technical assistant (BTA), alternatively you have a Bachelor's degree in life sciences
  • Knowledge of zebrafish breeding and care
  • Knowledge of genotyping, fluorescence microscopy (especially calcium imaging) and electrophysiological techniques
  • Ideally experience in the life sciences / neurosciences
  • Proficiency in German and a very good command of written and spoken English

We offer you:

  • an interesting and varied field of activity in an international working environment characterized by exciting research projects
  • A young and dynamic team that is setting up a new laboratory on the subject of sleep and sleep deprivation using zebrafish as a model organism
  • Equal team membership and collaboration with experienced researchers
  • Flexible work time and compatibility of career and family as part of our personnel policy
  • Employment, remuneration and social benefits according to the collective agreement for the public service of the federal states (TV-L)

We welcome all applications - regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, disability, age, and sexual orientation and identity.

Have we aroused your interest and you would like to advance the sleep research with us?

If our demanding challenge excites you and your qualifications and experience fits with us, then we look forward to receiving your application. Please send a single PDF file comprising (1) a brief statement of motivation and lab experiences and techniques, (2) a CV, (3) relevant certificates and (4) your proofs of work, stating the reference LIN 2023/14 until December 17th , 2023 to [email protected] . The interviews are planned to take place in calendar week 4/2024. If you have any questions about the job profile or information about the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us at the mentioned e-mail address.

If you have an international degree, please also enclose a certificate evaluation from the Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB) with your application. If you do not yet have a certificate evaluation, you would have to apply for one upon successful application. For more information, please visit .

By submitting your application, you consent to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of the application process. Our detailed privacy policy for applicants (m/w/d) acc. Art. 13 DSGVO on data processing in the application process will be sent on request. Your attention is drawn to the fact that no application or interview expenses can be paid. Documents will be deleted after 6 months.

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