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.

Facility Leader Mouse Genome Engineering (f/m/x)

Code: 2100/2023/5

The Mouse Genome Engineering Unit at the Munich site develops and generates genetic mouse models for research into neurodegenerative diseases. It also develops and implements new genome editing technologies and supports the local research groups in all areas of transgenic mice breeding management.

Your tasks

  • Management and coordination of the Mouse Genome Engineering Unit at the Munich site
  • Consulting and design of strategies for the generation of new mouse models
  • Design and cloning of gene targeting constructs
  • Generation and validation of genetically modified mouse lines
  • Further development of transgenic technologies
  • Direct leadership of 2 technical assistants


  • PhD in biology or comparable
  • Sound experience in molecular biological and genetic methods
  • Sound experience with genome editing (especially CRISPR) and gene targeting methods
  • Experience with mouse colony management and cryo- and ART technologies
  • Good project management and organisational skills
  • Independent, structured and cooperative working style
  • Fluent in English and in German

We offer

  • An interesting and challenging job in a research institution that is working on future topics in the field of health research in a scientific and at the same time strongly international environment
  • Targeted and comprehensive personnel development
  • Options to realise family-friendly and flexible working conditions
  • A position initially limited to 2 years
  • Employment, remuneration and social benefits according to the collective agreement for the public service (TVöD - Bund)
  • Company pension scheme, health management
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Contact details

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wurst

Working hours


Contract length

2 Jahre

Payment, social benefits

gem. TVöD-Bund

Application deadline


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