The German Cancer Re­search Center is the largest bio­medi­cal re­search insti­tu­tion in Germany. With more than 3,000 employees, we operate an exten­sive scien­tific program in the field of cancer research.

The German Cancer Research Center is seeking a

Research Assistant in Flow Cytometry

(Ref-No. 2022-0148)

Job Description:

Four outstanding groups (Prof. Dr. Michael Boutros, Prof. Dr. Peter Lichter, Prof. Dr. Duncan Odom and Prof. Dr. Stefan Pfister) at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have an immediate opening for a research assistant in flow cytometry or a cell sorter operator.

The four laboratories focus on different scientific topics: Signaling and Functional Genomics, Molecular Genetics, Regulatory Genomics and Cancer Evolution, and Pediatric Neurooncology. Although the primary duties are the daily operation of one of our cell sorters (BD FACSAria TM Fusion), you will also be involved in other operations such as instrument maintenance, teaching, training (supervising) and scheduling of users.


We are looking for English-speaking and self-motivated individuals, able to work independently and as part of a scientific team. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential to establish good relationships with researchers. Attention to detail to ensure accurate work and record keeping, as well as a flexible schedule are also very desirable.

Successful applicants should be certified as a technical assistance
(MTA / BTA / CTA). A minimum of 1-2 year’s laboratory experience in biomedical research would be desirable.

Knowledge of different flow cytometric analysis software (e.g. FlowJo, DIVA, FCS Express) as well as hands-on experience with flow cytometers (especially cell sorters) will be highly advantageous.

We offer:

Interesting, versatile workplace
International, attractive working environment
Campus with modern state-of-the-art infrastructure
Salary according to TV-L including social benefits
Possibility to work part-time
Flexible working hours
Comprehensive further training program

The position is initially limited to 2 years with the possibility of prolongation.
The position can in principle be part-time.

Important notice:

The DKFZ is subject to the regulations of the Infection Protection Act (IfSG). As a consequence, only persons who present proof of immunity against measles as well as against COVID-19 may work at the DKFZ.

For further information please contact
Jasmin Müller, phone +49 (0)6221/42-4619.

The DKFZ is committed to increase the proportion of women in all areas and positions in which women are underrepresented. Qualified female applicants are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.

Among candidates of equal aptitude and qualifications, a person with disabilities will be given preference.

To apply for a position please use our online application portal (www.dkfz.de).

We ask for your understanding that we cannot return application documents that are sent to us by post (Deutsches Krebs­forschungs­zentrum, Personal­abteilung, Im Neuen­heimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg) and that we do not accept applications submitted via email. We apolo­gize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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