Technical Assistant or Biology Lab Assistant (f/m/d)

Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI)

Würzburg, Germany

Work group:


Area of research:

Scientific support staff

Starting date:

As early as 1 October 2019

Contract time limit:

May 2021

Job description:

Area of research:

The RSYN research group focuses on characterizing and harnessing CRISPR-Cas systems toward better understanding, diagnosing, and treating human infections. The TA or biology lab assistant will support the scientific research of the group by helping elucidate the properties of CRISPR-Cas systems, RNA-guided immune systems in bacteria and archaea, and harnessing these systems for use in applications such as genome editing, targeted antimicrobials, and gene drives. They will also complete routine tasks required to maintain regular operation of the research laboratory.




Competitive applicants should have completed vocational training as a TA or biology lab technician and should have extensive experience with molecular biology, biochemistry, and/or microbiology. Tasks should be carried out largely independently after training. Experience with instrumental analytics as well as flow cytometry analysis, gene cloning, and next-generation sequencing are highly desirable. Additionally, applicants should be highly organized, detail oriented, self-motivated, communicate effectively, possess solid technical understanding, and show interest in solving technical problems independently. Practical experience with current software systems for molecular biology equipment and data processing are desirable. As a given, the TA or biology lab technician will be expected to readily familiarize themselves with new systems and methods, exhibit a high degree of care and attention, and show conscientiousness in everyday laboratory work. The basic ability to communicate in English as well as the safe handling of standard computer software should be provided.

Our offer:

We offer compensation according to TVöD and varied activities on an international team. Working languages are English and German. The hiring is through the Helmholtz Center for Infection Research GmbH in Braunschweig. The place of employment is Würzburg.

Disabled applicants will be preferred, given they possess equal professional qualifications.

Equal Opportunities are part of our personnel policy. 

Starting date: As early as 1 October 2019. Initial funding ends May 2021, although longer-term funding will be sought.

Salary: E 9b TVÖD / Bund

Weekly work time: 39 hours, the position is suitable for part-time work

Workplace: Würzburg

Probation: 6 months

Application deadline: 1 September 2019

Salary:E 9b TVÖD / Bund

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 73/2019