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Research Technician Position

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The department of Prof. Emmanuelle Charpentier at the Helmholtz Center for Infection Research in Braunschweig (Germany) is offering a
 Research Technician Position
Area of research

The Helmholtz department “Regulation in Infection Biology” studies fundamental mechanisms of regulation in processes of infection and immunity with a focus on Gram-positive bacterial pathogens. The group is particularly interested in understanding how RNAs and proteins coordinate to modulate gene expression in various biological pathways such as horizontal gene transfer, adaptation to stress, physiology, persistence, virulence, infection and defense. We use a combination of sophisticated -omics, genetic, molecular, biochemical, physiological and cell infection approaches to identify new molecules and decipher their genesis, functions and modes of action. Our research involves work with radioactivity, bacterial pathogens, human and mouse cell lines and possibly mice.


· Application and development of techniques of molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, 
cell biology and/or immune biology in research projects
· Lab management, organization and biosafety implementation
· Maintenance of databases
· “Diploma of technician”
· Hands-on experience in techniques of molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology,
  microbiology and/or genetics is highly desirable
· Interest in learning new techniques
· Ability to work independently and as part of an international team
· Experience with organizational tasks in a scientific environment
· Efficient and structured work organization
· Professional knowledge of MS Office
· Confident and responsible manner
· Very good knowledge of English (spoken and written)
The position is suitable for a full-time employment.
Equal Opportunities are part of our personnel policy – qualified women are especially invited to apply.Qualified applicants with a disability will be given preference.
Location                             Braunschweig (Germany)
Starting date                      Early Spring 2015, this position is initially limited to two years
Probation period               6 months
Salary                                 TVöD E7

Contact detail

How to apply:
Please send your application with a cover letter outlining briefly your research experience, motivation in the position and own scientific interests within the context of the announced research topic, and a complete curriculum vitae referring to code 96/2014 to
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Dept. of Human Resources, Inhoffenstraße 7, 38124 Braunschweig
or by E-Mail: JobsHZI@helmholtz-hzi.de
All documents and information should be provided in English
Send application to
The Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) is a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, the largest scientific organization in Germany. The HZI offers a unique research environment in the field of infection biology, excellent state-of-the-art equipment, a stimulating scientific community and intensive training of scientific and personal skills. Further information about the institute and the research department of Prof. Charpentier can be found on our website: http://www.helmholtz-hzi.de
You are encouraged to contact directly the Department Head. For questions regarding offered PhD projects, please contact Prof. Charpentier under: emmanuelle.charpentier@helmholtz-hzi.de

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Niedersachsen)
Working place
38124 Braunchweig
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences