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The Institute for Biology III searches for a Lab Manager / Research Assistant Position | term for filing application: 15.06.2020
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The Institute for Biology III searches for a

Lab Manager / Research Assistant Position
Fulltime position, Start-date: At the earliest possible date.

Research Area:  Immunology


This position is in the laboratory of Professor Lillemeier in the Institute of Biology III at the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg (Germany). Our group is interested in the regulation of immune cell activity and function during immune responses. Current research efforts are focused on the activation mechanisms of human and mouse T cells. We apply multidisciplinary approaches to elucidate how protein conformations, modifications and assembly control signal transduction and thereby T cell activity. Newly identified molecular mechanisms are characterized and targeted in vivo to modulate anti-tumor responses and autoimmunity. Our goal is to identify novel drug targets for future immunotherapies.

Applicants should either have an education as technical assistant (BTA, MTA or CTA) or a comparable qualification. Practical laboratory experience in an academic institution is preferred. The applicant should have good communication skills and be proficient in English. A successful candidate has to demonstrate administrative and experimental abilities.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and update laboratory registries for reagents, protocols, data etc.
  • Administer and implement electronic laboratory notebooks.
  • Implement laboratory work practices and guidelines.
  • Order supplies and oversee equipment maintenance.


Experimental Responsibilities:

  • Train and supervise laboratory aids and students on basic biological skills, such as cell culture, flow cytometry, microscopy, molecular biology, biochemistry and/or animal handling.
  • Perform experiments independently to support doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers.

To Apply:

Please add a description of prior laboratory and research experiences (1-2 pages), CV and 2+ contact details for referees to your.

The position is currently limited until March 31st 2028. We strive for continued employment in an unlimited position. Upon availability of personal and legal requirements the position will be compensated according aup to TV-L9b

Please send your application including supporting documents mentioned above citing the reference number 00001040, by 15.06.2020 at the latest. Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic form:
Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
Institute for Biology III
Molecular Immunology
Miriam Vitt
Schänzlestr. 1
79104 Freiburg
E-Mail (please only one PDF-File):
For further information, please contact Miriam Vitt on the phone number +49 761 203-2868 or E-Mail
General and legal remarks:
Full-time positions may generally be split up into two or more part-time positions, provided that there are no formal or legal barriers. Candidates are selected in accordance with the provisions of the AGG (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz - German General Equal Treatment Act).
Applicants with disabilities (Schwerbehinderte Menschen) will be given preferential consideration in case of equal qualification.
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