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.

Technical Assistant (f/m/d)

Code: 1936/2021/3

Your tasks

We are seeking to recruit a dedicated technical assistant to join the group of Prof. Gaia Tavosanis at the DZNE/ Bonn ( for a temporary position of one year starting in May 2021 (parental leave replacement). Work in our lab focusses on the differentiation and the plasticity of neuronal networks in the model organism Drosophila melanogaster. 

We expect a solid experience in biochemistry and molecular biology e. g. through a degree as technical assistant (BTA). In addition, experience with Drosophila basic husbandry and Drosophila genetics will be favored. The main techniques used in the lab include fly genetics, immunohistochemistry, confocal imaging, image analysis, molecular biology, biochemistry and fly behavior.

Master Students are welcome to apply to this position in order to gather some work experience before starting their PhD.


The ideal candidate will perform molecular biology experiments, oversee the lab organization and maintain the fly lines in the laboratory. A strong commitment to the scientific aims of the lab and the capacity of building positive professional interactions are highly regarded. The language spoken in the laboratory is English, part of the communication with administration employees will be facilitated by some knowledge of German.

We offer

  • An interesting and challenging task in a research center that works on the future topics of health research
  • An international environment characterized by a strong focus on science and research
  • A high potential for the individual development of our employees
  • Targeted personnel development
  • A full-time or part-time position, limited to 1 year
  • Employment, payment and social benefits are determined by the Public Sector Collective Agreement (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst – TVöD Bund).

Interested candidates should submit their applications including letter of motivation, CV and job references in a single file.





Contact details

Prof. Dr. Gaia Tavosanis

Working hours

full-time, Teilzeit

Contract length

temporary limited - parental leave replacement

Payment, social benefits

according to TVöD Bund

Application deadline

April 20th, 2021

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