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.

Student assistant in Systems Medicine (f/m/x)

Code: 1114/2022/7


The research area Systems Medicine (DZNE Bonn site) is recruiting a student assistant in the field of clinical single-cell genomics.

We are a diverse team working on systems medicine approaches in the context of immunology, infection, chronic inflammation, aging, and neurodegenerative diseases. In our projects, we attempt to untangle the molecular underpinnings of environmental influences including pathogens on the immune and nervous system in health and disease.

For more general information, please also visit the website of Systems Medicine.

Your tasks

The successful candidate will have to opportunity to contribute to our clinical cohort study program, where the key task will be the diligent sample handling to ensure quality results, including all steps from RNA extraction to library preparation for RNA sequencing.


  • Background in life sciences

  • exact pipetting skills
  • practical knowledge in RNA handling is favorable
  • very good German or English proficiency
  • enthusiastic and collaborative work attitude
  • exact, consistent and reliable work ethic in repetitive tasks
  • ability to work independently as well as in a team

We offer

  • the opportunity to contribute to the application of transcriptomics in a clinical study
  • excellent scientific infrastructure and state-of-the-art methodologies
  • a thriving interdisciplinary and international research and working environment at the DZNE
  • Employment, payment and social benefits are consistent with those at other research institutes


Please submit your application online via: as a single pdf file, including your CV (incl. the contact details of one-two references) and a brief cover letter (max. 1 page) stating your motivation for and prior experience relating to this offer.


If you have further questions, please contact


Interviews will take place by video conference, with a possible on-site visit to Bonn. The position is available immediately and applications will be considered until the position is filled.



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Contact details

Dr. Anna Aschenbrenner

Working hours

Contract length

3 months

Payment, social benefits

consistent with those at other research institutes

Application deadline


The DZNE is an equal opportunity employer. It is committed to employing disabled individuals and especially encourages them to apply. We would like to point out that as an employee (m/f/x) of the DZNE Bonn, you are subject to facility-related compulsory vaccination against the COVID-19 virus (according to § 20a of the Infection Protection Act).