Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe
Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe

Research technician


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Department / Research Group:
Stem Cell Modeling of Development and Disease
1 Research technician

We are looking for a research technician to join the Lab of Mina Gouti at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine. The lab is using mouse and human pluripotent stem cells to study the development and disease of neuromuscular system. Further information about research in the lab can be found at:

We seek a highly motivated candidate that will benefit from a dynamic research environment.


Key responsibilities will include:

•Performing research projects involving molecular biology, tissue culture and embryological techniques.

•Maintenance of mouse and human pluripotent stem cell lines for the lab stock.

•Generation of new pluripotent stem cell lines using Crispr/Cas9 system.

•Oversee the maintenance of mouse colony, monitoring and submission of animal protocols.

•Provide technical support to group stuff when required.

•Establish, maintain and improve research protocols and records.

•Overseeing the effective running of the lab by monitoring stock levels, ordering consumables and reagents, maintaining equipment and updating lab databases.

•Attending safety courses in order to support and establish further good laboratory practice and safety procedures.


Minimum Requirements:

The ideal candidate must be organized, able to work independently and be interested in problem solving in a scientific environment. Excellent communication and prioritization skills are required, as well as flexibility to work schedule as stem cells require weekend attention (in a rotation basis). A minimum of B.Sc. degree in Biology or other related discipline is required for the position. Proficiency in writing and speaking English is required. Knowledge of German language will be considered as an additional advantage.

Minimum Experience:

2 years of lab experience working with molecular biology techniques. Previous experience with maintenance of a mouse colony and/or stem cell culture will be an advantage.

Start Date:

2 year with the option of prolongation

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The MDC is an equal opportunity employer and supports gender equality.

Please, send your application including all documents indicating the registration number preferably by e-mail to as pdf files (2 files of 5 MB at the maximum) as we do not return any papers.

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