The German Cancer Research Center is the largest biomedical research institution in Germany. With more than 3,000 employees, we operate an extensive scientific program in the field of cancer research.
The Junior Research Group “ Somatic Evolution and Early Detection “ (headed by Dr. Angela Goncalves) is seeking a

Technical Assistant (m/f/d)

(Ref-No. 2023-0124)
The Goncalves laboratory seeks to understand the mechanisms of somatic genome and regulatory evolution during aging and carcinogenesis. Our research strategy combines single-cell sequencing, spatial transcriptomics, functional analysis and comparative genomics to understand tissue dysfunction and detect tumor formation, particularly in the female reproductive tract.
Job description:

Molecular biology work (DNA and RNA extractions, cDNA syntheses, PCRs, qPCR)
Library preparation for different sequencing techniques (e.g. single-cell sequencing)
Working with mice (e.g. organ collection, blood collection)
Laboratory organisation

The Goncalves lab works closely with Prof. Dr. Duncan T. Odom’s lab – Division of Regulatory Genomics and Cancer Evolution, so you will also perform tasks in Odom’s lab.


Education as technical assistant (MTA, BTA) or laboratory assistant
Basic skills in molecular biology are advantageous
Willingness to work with animals (FELASA function A, former FELASA B is recommended)
Fluency in English and German, with good written and verbal communication skills
Ability and enthusiasm to learn independently, perform experiments, and write protocols
Ability to keep good up-to-date records and write standard operating procedures
Good organizational skills
Experimental work experience in a research laboratory is recommended
Commitment and willingness to take on scientific challenges with a friendly and positive outlook

We offer:

Interesting, versatile workplace
International, attractive working environment
Campus with modern state-of-the-art infrastructure
Salary according to TV-L including social benefits
Possibility to work part-time
Flexible working hours
Comprehensive further training program

The position is initially limited to 2 years with the possibility of prolongation.
The position can in principle be part-time.

Important notice:
The DKFZ is subject to the regulations of the Infection Protection Act (IfSG). As a consequence, only persons who present proof of immunity against measles may work at the DKFZ.

For further information please contact
Johanna Hoffmann, phone +49 (0)6221/42-4522.

The DKFZ is committed to increase the proportion of women in all areas and positions in which women are underrepresented. Qualified female applicants are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.
Among candidates of equal aptitude and qualifications, a person with disabilities will be given preference.
To apply for a position please use our online application portal ( www.dkfz.de ).

We ask for your understanding that we cannot return application documents that are sent to us by post (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Personalabteilung, Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg) and that we do not accept applications submitted via email. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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