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: 1640/2019/4

A Research Technician position is available within the scientific team led by Prof. Paolo Salomoni. The research focus of this team is on molecular mechanisms underlying brain pathological states, including neurodegenerative diseases. 

Your tasks


Candidates with a BTA, MTA, PTA, CTA (Biologisch-, Medizinisch-, Pharmazeutisch-, Chemisch-technische Assistent/in) or higher degree (Bachelor or Master) will be expected to assist with all aspects of the experimental work and to become an integral part of the scientific team


They should be familiar with histochemical (e.g., tissue staining and brightfield/confocal microscopy), biochemical (immunoblots and HPLC) and molecular biology (PCR, genotyping and cloning) approaches that will be used to analyze samples from both in vitro and in vivo model systems. Previous experience in neuroscience research would be preferable. Candidates should have excellent knowledge of the English language and possess good communication and organizational skills.

We offer

  • Working in an international, highly interactive environment.
  • Opportunity to utilize state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.
  • A high potential for the individual development of our employees
  • The position is for 2 years with the possibility of an extension
  • Employment, payment and social benefits are determined by the Public Sector Collective Agreement (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst – TvöD)






Contact details

Prof. Dr. Paolo Salomoni

Working hours


Contract length

2 years, extension possible

Payment, social benefits

according to TVöD Bund

Application deadline

April 30th, 2019

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