Technical Assistant (m/f/d)

Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin

Type of Job

Scientific and Technical Assistance

Immunobiology and Infection Biology & Medicine

Job Code: 453-2023

Job offer from September 04, 2023

The Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology (MPIIB) in Berlin-Mitte is an institution of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science and is one of the leading research institutes in the field of immunology and infectious diseases. 

For the department "Vector Biology" we are looking for a 

Technical Assistant (m/f/d)

  • Full time/ Part time
  • Initially limited to one year

Your tasks

Work in the insectary breeding and husbandry platform of the laboratory

  • Assisted guidance of the mosquito cycle from egg-laying to adult mosquito: floating eggs, splitting and feeding larvae, feeding mosquitoes on human blood
  • General insectary cleaning and order maintenance
  • Mosquito dissection and parasite loads analysis (midgut and salivary glands)

Your qualifications

  • Certified qualification as Technical Assistant (MTA, BTA) or Biology Lab Assistant; Career starters welcome
  • The very nature of the job requires a high sense of responsibility and diligence, ability to work in a structured, precise and independent manner, and moderate to high physical activity and mobility in order to handle mosquito’s cultures and containers
  • Motivation to work regularly in an insectary and to become skilled at Anopheles-related techniques
  • Reliability, team-oriented work and willingness to learn
  • The successful candidate must be able to effectively communicate in both written and verbal English

Our offer

  • A diversified and challenging position in an international research team
  • Professional training and development opportunities
  • Independent and at the same time team-oriented work
  • Compensation with all public service benefits under the Collective Agreement for the Public Sector (TVöD Bund) depending on qualification and transfer of tasks up to pay group TVöD (Bund) 6 - 7
  • Supplementary old-age provision by the Versorgungsanstalt des Bundes und der Länder (Federal and State Pension Fund)
  • Very good public transport connections and subsidy for job ticket
  • Family-friendly offers

Your application

Applications will be accepted exclusively via our online application portal

You can upload your full application in English from now until October 31st, 2023 at the latest.

The position is to be filled by February 1st, 2024 and is initially limited to 1 year with the possibility of extension.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Max Planck Society is committed to employing more individuals with disabilities. We, therefore, encourage individuals with disabilities to apply. The Max Planck Society also strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.

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