Lab Manager

Developmental and Evolutionary Biology & Genetics Immunobiology and Infection Biology & Medicine Neurosciences Structural and Cell Biology

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Job Offer from January 08, 2018

Caesar is a Neuroscience research institute associated with the Max Planck Society and is located in Bonn. Caesar’s research is interdisciplinary with scientists from various research areas working together on the topics of cellular signal processing and the neural foundations of behavior. This ranges from studying the behavior of single-cell organisms to studying one of the key questions of neuroscience: how does neuronal activity give rise to complex and goal-directed behavior?

The Department of Computational Neuroethology is currently looking for a

Lab Manager

Your tasks

  • Oversee the daily operation of the Department of Computational Neuroethology
  • Train new undergraduate and graduate students, and ensure that laboratory personnel adhere to standard operating procedures
  • Research, order, receive, and distribute laboratory equipment, supplies, and reagents
  • Coordinate the functioning of the laboratory by scheduling the use and maintenance of laboratory facilities and equipment
  • Provide routine technical support, such as preparing standard media and chemical solutions
  • Record, keep, and assist in the preparation of appropriate regulatory documents in German such as animal protocols, hazardous materials and biohazard reports
  • Perform basic neurobiological experiments, including immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy, and electron microscopy
  • Document and report experimental results

Your profile

  • A PhD degree in neurobiology or a related biomedical field
  • At least 5 years experience working in or managing a scientific research lab
  • Prior experience with tissue sample preparation for immunohistochemistry and/or electron microscopy
  • Excellent spoken and written German and English
  • A reliable and independent worker with demonstrable analytical and conceptual thinking
  • Precision and attention to detail
  • The ability to organize and prioritize work and to work as part of a team

Our offer

  • An interesting position in an interdisciplinary research group employing state-of-the-art methods to understand the nervous system and animal behavior
  • A salary commensurate with the work
  • Outstanding employee benefits, a family-friendly culture at the Institute, flexible working hours
  • Opportunities for further training

The position will initially be for 2 years with the possibility of extension.

Caesar is committed to diversity and inclusion and is aiming to increase the percentage of women in areas where they are underrepresented. It is also committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

Please submit your application in English only through our job portal

Your application

Closing date for applications: 22 January 2018

If you have any further questions, please contact Dr. Kevin Briggman, Tel.: +49(0)228 / 9656-101

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