Technical Assistant (m/f/d) (#CFTA11) for the Protein Production Core Facility

The Institute of Molecular Biology gGmbH (IMB) is a Centre of Excellence for Life Sciences, funded by the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation. It is located within the campus of the Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany.

Job description:

The Protein Production Core Facility (PPCF) is looking for a motivated and experienced technician to join the team. The unit’s main task is the purification and characterization of recombinant proteins, produced in pro- and eukaryotic cells, by using various chromatographic methods and automated systems. 

You will

  • Work as part of a team in a dynamic environment
  • Purify and quality-control recombinant proteins using state-of-the-art technology
  • Handle and maintain lab equipment and chromatography systems
  • Culture insect and mammalian cells in vitro
  • Assist and train Core Facility users

Required qualifications

  • Completed apprenticeship such as BTA, CTA, MTLA or PTA or in a related field
  • Experience in heterologous expression and purification of proteins
  • Experience in molecular cloning
  • Skilled in software use such as MS Office, electronic lab notebook, in silico DNA-editing

Desired qualifications

  • Experience in FPLC handling
  • Know-how in insect and mammalian cell culture
  • Lab management skills
  • Good oral and written English language skills
  • Strong communication skills and team spirit

We offer

  • A stimulating, diverse and international research environment
  • Advanced training opportunities
  • Favourable pension scheme

Applications should be in English or German and sent as a single PDF file including a cover letter, CV, and certificates quoting Ref. No. CFTA11 to personal@imb-mainz.de. Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr. Martin Möckel (m.moeckel@imb.de). IMB is an equal opportunities employer.

Starting Date: February/March 2020 or as soon as possible
Duration: Initially 2 years; option for a permanent contract
Application  Deadline: 31.12.2019

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