Laboratory Manager (PD), f, m, d

Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI)

Braunschweig, Germany

Work group:


Area of research:

Executive posts

Starting date:

as soon as possible

Contract time limit:

The contract will be for three years with the possibility for extension

Job description:

Area of research:

The laboratory manager will operate at the interface between scientists, the institute´s director and the technical staff. He/she will conduct versatile tasks ranging from organizing/supervising laboratory supplies and institute´s databases to the development and implementation of organizational measures that maintain a highly professional and effective laboratory organization and management. This not only includes scientific writing and project management but also involves managing laboratory equipment, reagents, protocols and collaborations, and extends to on- and off-boarding processes of institute´s employees. He/she will support the institute´s director in the communication with collaborating laboratories, funding bodies and authorities. Experience in lab work in molecular biology and molecular virology is required.



Candidates should have successfully completed a university degree in biology or a related subject and must have acquired a PhD in virology or a related field of infection research. They should have very good oral and written language skills in German and English. A scientific background in the area of RNA viruses is of advantage. He/she should have strong organizing and communication skills, and a solid background in typical viral, molecular and cell biological methods. We look for a highly organized, integrative, and service oriented personality who wishes to coordinate and facilitate the research activities in an international and interdisciplinary team of scientists.

Equal opportunities are part of HZI’s personnel policy. Severely disabled applicants will be favored if they are equally qualified. The position is suitable for a part-time employment.

Starting date: as soon as possible. The contract will be for three years with the possibility for extension

Salary: TVöD E13

Probation: 6 months

Closing date: 08.09.2019

Salary:TVöD E13

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 79/2019