Technical Assistant (CTA or equivalent) (m/f/d)

The group of André Nadler is looking for a chemical technical assistant (CTA).

Application deadline 15 February 2023.

The research group of Dr. André Nadler is looking for a

Technical Assistant (CTA or equivalent) (m/f/d)

for laboratory organization in synthetic chemistry.

The group of André Nadler is looking for a chemical technical assistant (CTA). The Nadler lab focuses on the development of chemical tools to monitor lipid localization, to modulate the intracellular concentration of distinct lipid species, and to capture lipid-protein interactions. A combination of approaches from organic chemistry, biochemistry and cell biology are employed to ensure the capability to address a given problem from as many angles as possible. The successful candidate will be responsible for chemical synthesis and laboratory organization.

Main responsibilities

  • Multi-step chemical synthesis;
  • Techniques related to purification and characterisation of organic compounds (FC, HPLC, Mass spectrometry);
  • Lab organisation, documentation, ordering, safety documentation, equipment maintenance

Essential Qualifications

  • Research technician degree (CTA) or comparable qualification;
  • Flexibility, team spirit, organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Competence in both English and German languages.

Desirable Qualities

  • Ideally, experience in both small molecule and peptide synthesis;
  • Knowledge of biochemical analytical methods;
  • Experience in cell culture protocols

Our offer:

  • We offer a diversified job in a young, scientifically oriented, international team in one of the most renowned research institutions worldwide;
  • Salary and social benefits will be in accordance with the applicable German tariff for employees in civil service (TVöD Bund) corresponding with qualification, experience and job responsibilities;
  • Attractive pension plan via VBL (Federal and State Government Employees' Retirement Fund);
  • Discounted job ticket (VVO) and good public transport connections;
  • Support for a positive work-life balance, including assistance with family and childcare matters.

The position is available immediately. The initial contract is for 2 years with the possibility of extension.

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

For informal enquiries, please contact the group leader, Dr. André Nadler via email: nadler@mpi-cbg.de. Initial questions about contract, compensation, or benefits can be addressed to Brian von Rueden, Head of Human Resources, via hr@mpi-cbg.de.

Please submit your complete application by 15 February 2023 via our online application system stating Code 2023-Technician-SyntheticChemistry-2310.
https://recruitingapp-2443.umantis.com/Vacancies/540/Application/CheckLogin/2?lang=eng

The following materials should be included:

  • Cover letter indicating the motivation to join the Nadler lab
  • CV including publications
  • Academic and professional certificates
  • Contact details of at least 2 approachable referees