The German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) is a unique non-university research center which is dedicated to the subject dementia and all its areas, as well as other neurodegenerative diseases. The center compasses the full spectrum of fundamental research through population sciences to health care research. The DZNE stands for excellence in research and science management, translation of scientific results into practice, interdisciplinarity and internationalization. It is a research center within the Helmholtz Organization of German research centers. With over 1000 employees from 55 nations, spread over 10 sites, the DZNE is one of the national and international leading research centers in its research field. 

Research Technician (f/m/d)

Code: 3045/2019/1

We look for a highly enthusiastic individual to join the group of Dr. Michela Deleidi. We are primarily interested in the molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration in Parkinson's disease. Bench research experiments will support multiple projects within the laboratory, under the supervision of senior laboratory staff and the PI.

Your tasks

The project will involve several techniques including stem cell culture, immunohistochemistry, and confocal imaging, cell isolation techniques, FACS. Lab management responsibilities will include purchase laboratory reagents; monitor consumable spending, negotiate with vendors for the purchase of lab equipment and bulk quantity items.



The successful candidate must have a strong background in neuroscience with knowledge of molecular and cell biology and previous experience in pluripotent stem cell culture and differentiation. Preference will be given to candidates with additional strong background in molecular biology and CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing. The ability to work independently, establish new techniques, interpret and discuss experiments is essential, together with excellent organizational skills and fluency in English. We are looking for a team- and goal-oriented personality.


Applications should contain the following documents:

-              A detailed Curriculum Vitae

-              A motivation letter, including a brief description of past research experience and future interests.

-              Copies of degrees.

-              Two of the usual references




Contact details

Dr. Michela Deleidi

Working hours


Contract length

2 years

Payment, social benefits

according to TVöD Bund

Application deadline

June 15th, 2019

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