We invite applications for a

Research technician (BTA)

Field of work and expertise

The candidate will work in close collaboration with group leaders and post-doctoral scientists of the plant-microbe interactions department. The main tasks of the applicant will consist of setting up, maintaining, and utilizing LC-MS-based metabolomics techniques. The applicant will be fully involved with diverse experimental lines related to metabolic interactions between plants and microbes proposed by departmental research groups. The applicant should have profound knowledge and experience in biochemistry and molecular biology. Previous experience with LC-MS-based metabolite profiling experiments is required. Proficiency in the curation of corresponding digital databases is advantageous. Additional tasks may involve molecular-genetic experiments with plants and microbes. 

Your profile

The successful candidate has completed professional training as a research technician with first professional experience. We are searching for a highly motivated candidate with an organized working style and team orientation. The applicant should be enthusiastic about scientific research in an international environment. Good computer skills as well as fluent English are required.

Our offer

We offer a stimulating and multi-faceted position (full-time employment) in a friendly and international environment. Payment and benefits are according the German TVöD Bund, initially for 2 years with the possibility of extension.

Your application

Applicants are requested to send a motivation letter and full CV (in English as a single pdf file) submitted through the online system (https://www.mpipz.mpg.de/vacancies) by January 29th 2021. Enquires about the position can be sent to
Dr. Rozina Kardakaris (rkardakaris@mpipz.mpg.de). After a paper-based first selection round, shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview in
February 2021.


The Max Planck Society is one of Europe's leading research organizations. In its research laboratories, workshops, libraries, and administration, scientists and researchers perform demanding tasks with a high degree of autonomy and creativity.

The Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIPZ) carries out fundamental research on plants using a wide range of methods including molecular genetics, genomics, imaging, computational biology and biochemistry. 

The Max Planck society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

At the MPIPZ there is a child care facility for children up until 3 years old, called the Little Pumpkins.

If you would like to work in a dedicated team, please convince us now by sending us your complete application documents together with your earliest possible date of joining the institute.

Have we sparked your interest ?

Please apply. We are looking forward to getting your complete application documents.

Website: www.mpipz.mpg.de

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