We are looking for

Technician/Lab Manager (m/f/d)

Your tasks

A laboratory manager/technician position is available in the Hancock Laboratory as part of research projects to reconstruct the adaptive history of Arabidopsis thaliana populations.
Research in the lab is aimed at understanding the genetic basis and evolutionary history of complex traits, with a particular focus on adaptive evolution.

The lab manager will be responsible for
- ordering, managing and maintaining biological resources (seed stocks),
- extracting DNA,
- preparing samples for genome sequencing,
- PCR (genotyping and cloning),
- assisting in the production of recombinant populations,
- and supporting large-scale phenotyping projects and functional analyses with   CRISPR/Cas9.

Your qualifications

A Masters degree in biology, Bachelor degree or certified BTAs will also be considered.
The ideal candidate has molecular biology experience and experience working with plants, is highly organized and detail-oriented.
The working language of the laboratory is English and strong English language skills are essential.

We offer

The initial contract will be for 9 months with the possibility of extension.
The salary will be according to the German TVöD.

Application deadline

Applications should include a cover letter explaining why you are well-suited to the position, a CV, and contact details of at least two academic referees and should be sent through the online system by 31. October 2020.
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 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.
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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.

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