Scientist as Application Specialist Next Generation Sequencing (m/f/d)

Scientist Freiburg
Developmental and Evolutionary Biology & Genetics Immunobiology and Infection Biology & Medicine

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Job Offer from November 14, 2019

The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg, Germany invites applications for a Scientist as Application Specialist (m/f/d) in our Deep Sequencing Facility. The position is immediately available for an initial period of two years.

The facility offers a broad and comprehensive portfolio of next generation sequencing methods to support ambitious NGS projects of all research groups at our institute. As modern core laboratory the deep sequencing facility is equipped with up-to-date sample preparation and deep sequencing technology including short- and long-read sequencing systems (NovaSeq6000, Nanopore Sequencing) as well as robotic liquid handling devices (Biomek i7).

Our Institute investigates the molecular basis of the immune response and other topics of the developmental biology, such as the origin and differentiation of the immune cells as well as the development of vertebrate embryo. Another main focus of the Institute is Epigenetic. This area deals with inheritable traits, which are not caused by changes in the DNA sequence.

Your tasks:

As NGS specialist you will be responsible for application and optimization of sequencing workflows such as ChIP-Seq, RNA-Seq and WGS. A strong focus will be on automation of protocols and implementation of new technology including protocols for single-cell and ultra-long read sequencing. You will work in close contact with the research groups at the institute to support multiple aspects of a sequencing request. Clearly you will be also supporting the facilities lab team in logistical and administrative tasks as well as day-to-day laboratory work. This includes maintenance of instruments, sample preparation and sequencing.

Your qualifications:

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced scientist to strengthen our NGS team. The ideal candidate is a strong team player and able to perform high quality analysis in a responsible and independent manner. In particular, the position requires:

  • Academic degree plus a PhD in relevant live science disciplines
  • Strong hands on NGS lab experience and experience with operation of liquid handling machines
  • Proven work experience in protocol optimization and successful troubleshooting
  • Proven work experience with common lab techniques and lab management
  • Willingness and ability to support multiple research projects and the laboratory in an organized fashion
  • Knowledge of relevant literature
  • Fluency in English and excellent communication skills

We offer:

A modern workplace in an international environment, where you will help solving challenging problems in current research. In our innovative and creative climate, you will have ample opportunity for further development and training.

Salary will be based on previous experience according to TVöD guidelines.

Handicapped applicants with equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in areas, where they are underrepresented, and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. A childcare facility is directly attached to the institute.

Application deadline:

Have we sparked your interest? Please submit your complete application including your CV along with the contact email address of minimum one referee directly via our online application portal until December 12, 2019.

Max Planck Institute of Immunbiology and Epigenetics
Stübeweg 51
79108 Freiburg

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