Laboratory Technician (m/f/d) / "Neurobiology of Magnetoreception”

caesar is a neurosciences research institute associated with the Max Planck Society and is located in Bonn. The main focus of its interdisciplinary research is on cellular signal processing and the neural foundations of behavior. The scientists at caesar want to understand the neuronal mechanisms on which behavior is based. Their research ranges from the investigation of single-cell organisms through to one of the key questions of neurobiology: How do patterns of neuronal activities give rise to complex yet goal-directed behavior?

The newly installed Max Planck Research Group “Neurobiology of Magnetoreception”, headed by Dr E. Pascal Malkemper, is currently looking for a

laboratory technician (m/f/d)

(full time at 38,5 hours/week)

to join in January 1st 2020. The position will initially be for 2 years with the possibility for extension.

Job description

  • General lab management
  • Working with a mammalian model system for magnetoreception: African mole-rats
  • Prepare tissue specimens for light microscopy and electron microscopy
  • Operate confocal, lightsheet and electron microscopes to collect data
  • Document and report experimental results
  • Work closely with laboratory staff, following laboratory procedures and develop new im-munohistochemical methods and protocols

Your profile

  • Successfully completed education as technical assistant, laboratory technician (Laborant) or bachelor/master studies, all in a relevant discipline
  • Prior experience with preparing tissue for immunohistochemistry/EM is strongly preferred
  • Excellent spoken and written English, basic knowledge of the German language is a plus
  • A reliable and independent worker with demonstrable analytical and conceptual thinking
  • Precision and attention to detail
  • The ability to organize and prioritize your tasks and to work as part of a team
  • The willingness to work with experimental animals
  • Experience in rodent handling (mice or rats) is advantageous
  • Please understand that you will not be allowed to keep rodents privately

We offer:

  • An international and collaborative environment in a stimulating scientific institute and a new laboratory with state-of-the art equipment
  • A salary commensurate with the work
  • Outstanding employee benefits, a family-friendly culture at the institute and flexible working hours
  • Opportunities for further training

Please note: for candidates who are selected, job interviews are planned for October.

caesar is committed to diversity and inclusion and is aiming to increase the percentage of women in areas where they are under-represented. We therefore explicitly encourage women to apply.

Handicapped persons with comparable qualifications receive preferential status. In addition, the Research Center strives for gender equality and diversity. We welcome applications from any background.

Please submit your application online only via our job portal, linked below.

If you have any further questions, please contact: Dr. Pascal Malkemper, e-mail:

caesar Foundation - an associate of the Max Planck Society

Apply online

For further information please contact:

Dr. Pascal Malkemper
Group Leader