The German Cancer Re­search Center is the largest bio­medi­cal re­search insti­tu­tion in Germany. With more than 3,000 em­ployees, we operate an exten­sive scien­tific program in the field of cancer research.

The Junior Research Group Molecular Biology of Systemic Radiotherapy is seeking a

Biological Technical Assistant (BTA)

(Ref-No. 2019-0254)

The ideal candidate will join novel independent research group “Molecular Biology of Systemic Radiotherapy” jointly funded by DKFZ and Bayer within their strategic alliance and is expected to support highly innovative projects at the frontiers of interdisciplinary cancer research.


  • Performing basic molecular and cellular biological experiments (e. g. gene / protein expression evaluation, cell- / enzyme- / protein-based assays, WB and IHC analysis) as well as implementing new biological methods and technologies
  • Pursuing independently pre-clinical in vitro and in vivo experiments (inclusive cell culture and animal handling, inoculation, injection, dissection) as well as support experiments of other team members
  • Performing minor maintenance, calibration and repairs on equipment and instrumentation as well as coordinate outside vendors to perform major maintenance, calibration and repairs
  • Being responsible for laboratory organization
  • Participating in group meetings and in internal as well as external seminars

Your profile:

  • Successfully completed education to biological technical assistant, biological laboratory technician or similar
  • Knowledge of safety precautions for handling chemicals and biological materials is required
  • Detail oriented, highly organized, efficient and reliable candidate
  • Ability to gather data, compile information and prepare reports
  • Competence to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures
  • Proficiency in MS Office is required
  • At least intermediate English and German language skills are required
  • Previous experience with radioactivity handling is preferred but not a prerequisite
  • Accredited course for animal handling is of a significant advantage but not a prerequisite

The German Cancer Research Center is committed to increase the percentage of female scientists and encourages female applicants to apply. Among candidates of equal aptitude and qualifications, a person with disabilities will be given preference.

To apply for a position please use our online application portal (

We ask for your understanding that we cannot return application documents that are sent to us by post (Deutsches Krebs­forschungs­zentrum, Personal­abteilung, Im Neuen­heimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg) and that we do not accept applications submitted via email. We apolo­gize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ)
2019-08-15T22:00:00Z FULL_TIME
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Heidelberg 69120 Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
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