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.

Research technician (f/m/d) Immunregulation group

Code: 1304/2024/4

Join the research group of Dr Melania Capasso in part time (40%).

The Capasso lab is interested in how myeloid immune cells change with age and the impact this has on neurodegenerative diseases.

Your tasks


  • Supporting the group in managing colonies of experimental animals
  • Placing orders
  • Overseeing lab inventory lists and stored samples
  • Helping lab members carry out experiments related to immune cell function in aging and neurodegeneration, including in vivo experiments, cell culture of microglia and macrophages, flow cytometry and immunofluorescence staining


  • BSc or technical degree in a biomedical field
  • Preferably with experience working in a research lab
  • Preferably with previous experience managing genetically modified mouse lines
  • Well-organised and pro-active
  • Knowledge of the English language (but proficiency not necessary)
  • Eager to work in an international environment

We offer


  • The chance to make a difference and play a leading role in the development of our research organisation
  • Individual and customised personnel development measures - development in focus!
  • Company health management - because your health is important to us!
  • Flexible working hours - so that your job fits in with your life!
  • Employment, payment and social benefits are determined by the Public Sector Collective Agreement (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst – TVöD Bund).
  • A family-conscious company policy - because we know that family is important!
  • The option of a discounted job and Germany ticket - for a stress-free journey!
  • An individual induction tailored to your personal and professional experience, starting with our onboarding programme - for the perfect start to your new professional challenge at the DZNE!
  • The position is initially limited to 1 year, with the option of extension if funding is available.


For informal enquires about the project, please contact Dr Melania Capasso:

We look forward to receiving your complete application documents, which should include a letter of motivation and a curriculum vitae.

Apply here



Contact details

Dr. Melania Capasso

Working hours


Contract length

1 year, extension possible

Payment, social benefits

according to TVöD-Bund

Application deadline


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

You will obtain special skills and knowledge for your scientific qualification during your activities at DZNE.