Job offer from July 13, 2021
The Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIPZ) in Cologne invites applications for a Technical Assistant Position.
The position is available immediately.
12 months, with possibility for extension
A laboratory manager/technician position is available in the Hancock Laboratory as part of research projects to reconstruct the adaptive history of Arabidopsis thaliana populations. Research in the lab is aimed at understanding the genetic basis and evolutionary history of complex traits, with a particular focus on adaptive evolution.
The lab manager will be responsible for ordering, managing and maintaining biological resources (seed stocks), extracting DNA, preparing samples for genome sequencing, PCR (genotyping and cloning), assisting in the production of recombinant populations, and supporting large-scale phenotyping projects and functional analyses with CRISPR/Cas9.
A Masters degree in biology, Bachelor degree or certified BTAs will be considered. The ideal candidate has molecular biology experience and experience working with plants, is highly organized and detail-oriented.
The working language of the laboratory is English and strong English language skills are essential. The initial contract will be for one year with the possibility of extension.
The salary will be according to the German TVöD.
The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply. The Max Planck Society also seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.
If you need further information on the position offered, please feel free to contact Angela Hancock.
Applications should include a cover letter explaining why you are well-suited to the position, a CV, and contact details of at least two academic referees and should be sent through the online system.
Reviewing of applications will start immediately, and continue until a suitable candidate is found.