The German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) is a world-leading internationally oriented research center, committed to discovering new approaches to prevent and treat neurodegenerative diseases. To this end, researchers at ten DZNE sites across Germany pursue a translational and interdisciplinary strategy comprising five interconnected areas: fundamental research, clinical research, health care research, population health science, and systems medicine.

Laboratory Technician (f/m/x)

Code: 2090/2022/6

for temporary replacement.

The position (e.g. MTA, BTA, CTA) is immediately available in the Research Group “Functional Neuroproteomics and Translational Biomarkers in Neurodegenerative Diseases” led by Dr. Christian Johannes Gloeckner at the DZNE Tübingen. We are systematically studying the molecular basis of neurodegenerative diseases, particularly focusing on Parkinson's disease, to find and characterize novel drug targets as well as to identify specific biomarkers. Our lab provides expertise and technologies for biochemistry and mass spectrometry-driven proteome analysis within the DZNE Tübingen. You will be part of an interdisciplinary team, with a strong focus on the functional characterization of genes involved in Neurodegenerative diseases. We are looking for outstanding, highly qualified candidates with a degree as MTA, BTA, or related discipline.

Your tasks

The Laboratory Technician will work in a highly interactive and collaborative lab environment and will perform biochemical assays and proteomic analyses with state-of-the art techniques. We expect profound skills in handling mammalian cell cultures as well as basic knowledge in protein analysis (i.e. western blotting and protein purification via affinity-based methods). As a temporary replacement, the successful candidate will also be responsible for organization of the daily lab routine and the communication with collaboration partners in technical matters as well as the instruction of students. We are an international laboratory and applicants should be fluent in English and possess good communication and team-working skills.


  • Degree as MTA, BTA or similar
  • Open-minded to new methods and technologies.
  • Hands-on experience in molecular biology
  • Hands-on experience with next generation sequencing techniques and lab automation.
  • Good communication and team-working skills.

We offer

  • An international environment characterized by a strong focus on science and research.
  • The opportunity to utilize state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.
  • Employment, payment and social benefits are determined by the Public Sector Collective Agreement (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst – TVöD Bund) depending on your qualification.
  • A position for temporary replacement (until 31.12.2022)

Applications should contain the following documents (in English):

  • a detailed CV with up-to-date, relevant experience.
  • 1-page cover letter of motivation.
  • a copy of academic transcripts.
  • Two or three references

If you have further questions prior to your application, please contact

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Contact details

Dr. Johannes Gloeckner

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according to TVöD Bund

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The DZNE is an equal opportunity employer. It is committed to employing disabled individuals and especially encourages them to apply.