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Research Assistant Position, The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany

We are currently seeking a research assistant (MTA or BTA) in the laboratory of Dr. Jochen Rink at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden. The lab studies planarian flatworms, which are an exciting new model system for regeneration research.

The successful applicant will take an active part in the research, requiring a genuine interest in biology, precise and reliable working habits and excellent communication skills for synergizing with the highly interactive work environment at the MPI-CBG. Experience with molecular biology (plasmid isolation, cloning, PCR, recombinant protein expression) and antibody production would be advantageous. The applicant will further take over lab maintenance responsibilities, including ordering and organizing/maintaining reagent collections, for which computer skills would be helpful. The working language of the MPI-CBG is English.

The position is initially for 2 years and will be compensated according to the TVÖD scale.

The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply. 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.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 28 January 2011

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