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. 

Technical Assistant (f/m/d)

Code: 10017/2019/9

The DZNE in Berlin is looking for a Technical Assistant (f/m/d) to join the scientific team led by Prof. Craig Garner ( starting from November 2019.

Your tasks

The work will include maintaining cell lines, the preparation of primary neuronal and immune cell cultures as well as molecular cloning, SDS-PAGE, western blot and fluorescence microscopy. In addition to the experimental work, the technician will support the group’s administration (purchasing, control of the consumables budget, lab organization).


Candidates with a BTA, MTA, CTA (Biologisch-, Medizinisch-, Pharmazeutisch-, Chemisch-technischer Assistent) will be expected to assist with all aspects of the experimental and administrative work.Candidates should be familiar with primary cell culture, biochemistry and imaging approaches that will be used to analyze neuronal and immune cells. Previous experience in cell-biological research using in vivo models 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.
  • The position is for 1 year
  • Employment, payment and social benefits are determined by the Public Sector Collective Agreement (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst – TvöD)




Contact details

Prof. Dr. Craig Garner

Working hours


Contract length

1 year

Payment, social benefits

according to TVöd Bund

Application deadline


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