Research Assistant

Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin

Immunobiology and Infection Biology & Medicine

Type of Job

Scientific and Technical Assistance

Research Assistant

Job offer from September 06, 2017

The Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens (to be established) of Max Planck Director Prof. Emmanuelle Charpentier is seeking a Research Assistant 20 hours/month of initially 3 months.


We are developing tools for automated acquisition and analysis of biological data.

The goal of the internship is to:

  • refactor and integrate internally-developed command line tools/libraries as services
  • develop a web interface to control the service
  • organize and develop the architecture for integration into a data analysis pipeline


  • Student of a German university
  • Web development: HTML, javascript, python (e.g., flask, django), client/server communication (e.g., Websockets)
  • Host integration: linux, integration as service/daemon
  • An indispensable requirement for the candidate is to speak and write in excellent English and German
  • Friendly disposition, confident and responsible work ethics
  • Working independently and as part of an international team
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic to work in a competitive, dynamic, stimulating and interacting international scientific environment focusing on basic biological research

The position is available at the earliest possible date. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply.


Applications will be accepted exclusively via our online application portal. If you are interested, please follow the link and upload your full application in English by October 6th, 2017.

Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology

Department of Human Resources
The Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens (to be established).

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