Research technician in freshwater ecology (Germany) ~

1 de noviembre de 2015

Research technician in freshwater ecology (Germany)

The Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) is the largest freshwater ecology research institute in Germany. IGB offers excellent laboratory and field facilities for interdisciplinary research, large-scale experimental facilities, and long-term research
programs and data sets.

IGB (labs: Wolinska, Monaghan) invites applications for a Technical Assistant for Molecular Biology and Genomics.

The position is available from 01.01.2016 for two years, with a possibility for extension to a permanent contract.

Duties and responsibilities

  *   ·The successful candidate will participate in research projects
      focused on molecular ecology and evolutionary genetics. Duties
      include molecular, genetic and genomic applications on non-model
      organisms, including DNA and RNA extraction, PCR, qPCR,
      microsatellite genotyping, genomics (including library preparation
      for next-generation sequencing).

  *   The candidate will be responsible for overseeing a laboratory and
      equipment (including Sanger Sequencer) shared by students and post-
      doctoral researchers.

  *   The primary working place will be at IGB in Berlin-
      Friedrichshagen, but the successful candidate will work regularly
      in the laboratories of the Berlin Center for Genomics in
      Biodiversity Research in Berlin-Dahlem, thus, some flexibility is
      required. Requirements

  *    ·Biological or medical technical assistant (BTA/MTLA), or
       university degree in molecular biology, genetics, genomics or a
       related field.

  *   Experience or familiarity with an academic research environment,
      i.e. non-routine and often not well established techniques.

  *   Excellent organizational skills and a strong work ethic. Very
      importantly, we are seeking an enthusiastic and highly
      motivated person.

  *   A demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural research environment.

  *   Proficiency in German and English.
Salary is paid according to the TVöD (100% position). In keeping with the
IGB's policy regarding gender equality, female applicants are particularly
encouraged. Severely disabled applicants with equal qualification and
aptitude are given preferential consideration.

Please send your applications (in English) to the
secretary office (Ms Katrin Lehmann) by 15.11.2015 via e-mail
( Applicants should submit a single pdf file
containing a CV, a cover letter detailing your experience (including
specific methods, skills), and the name and contact details of two
referees. Please quote "job application_molecular TA_IGB” in the
subject line. For informal inquiries please contact Justyna Wolinska

Michael Monaghan:

Justyna Wolinska:

Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries
in the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.
Department of Ecosystem Research
Müggelseedamm 301, 12587 Berlin, Germany

Justyna Wolinska

Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB)
Department II (Ecosystem Research)
Mueggelseedamm 301
12587 Berlin, Germany

Group Leader at the IGB
Professor for Aquatic Evolutionary Ecology at the Free University of Berlin

Phone: +49 (0)30 64181 686
Fax: +49 (0)30 64181 682

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