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 specialist / Technical Assistant (f/m/d) – BTA/MTA

Code: 1902/2021/2

Your tasks

Our group is interested in extracellular vesicles (EVs) and their contribution to neurodegenerative diseases.  In addition, we are focused on the detection of novel biomarkers from blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) which may enable diagnosis and prognosis of neurodegenerative diseases in the prodromal or even preclinical stage. The person chosen for this position will be an important member of the research group, involved in all aspects of the group's experimental research.



  • You trained as a BTA/MTA or hold a BSc/MSc/Diplom degree in Biology (or similar subject)
  • You have experience in laboratory organization and in the area of neuroscience research
  • You have good English and German communication skills
  • You are highly motivated, able to work independently, enjoy working in a team and have excellent organizational skills
  • Previous experience with (primary) cell-culture and biochemistry technologies, ELISA/Simoa/MSD or Luminex, histology methods or qualification for working with mice are of advantage

We offer

  • An interesting position in an international scientific environment
  • A full-time position, initially temporary limited to 2 years with possibility to be extended
  • Employment, payment and social benefits are determined by the Public Sector Collective Agreement (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst – TVöD Bund).




Contact details

Prof. Dr. Anja Schneider

Working hours


Contract length

2 years, extension possible

Payment, social benefits

aacording to TVöD Bund

Application deadline

March 10th, 2021

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