Lab Assistant (Technician CTA/BTA/MTA)

Our multidisciplinary group uses bottom-up approaches to synthesise artificial cells with life-like properties.

Application Deadline: May 31 2022

We are looking for a
Lab Assistant (Technician CTA/BTA/MTA)

Your qualifications
We are currently looking for a technician trained in biochemistry and molecular biology to join our laboratory. Tasks would include:

  • general lab management and organization (ordering, maintenance and upkeep of S1 genetic safety paperwork and plasmid database)
  • molecular cloning and protein purification
  • generation of cell free expression systems

You would be motivated to undertake small research projects and establishing and testing protocols in addition to general lab management duties. We are an international, multidisciplinary and open laboratory seeking a colleague who is highly organized with excellent communication skills and able to undertake experiments with high precision. Good knowledge of the German and English language are required. 

Our offer
The position is available immediately on a part time basis (20 hrs/week) and the initial contract is for 2 years with the possibility for extension. Compensation follows the applicable German tarif for employees in civil service (TVöD Bund) according to qualification, experience and job description. For informal inquiries, please contact the group leader, Dr. Dora Tang via email:

The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.

Please submit your complete application including CV, statement of interest, certificates, references via our online application system stating Code 2022-Labassistant-Tang-2340 at

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
Pfotenhauerstr. 108
01307 Dresden, Germany