Cellular Biology Laboratory Technician position (m/f/d)

DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials, Aachen

The DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials, Aachen is a research institute that takes on the challenge of surpassing disciplinary limits and tackling new questions relating to substances and materials that combine technology and nature. It is a location where people with different talents, experiences and skills work together, to learn from each other, and generate new knowledge and new methods to create a better quality of life in our world. 

DWI invites applications for a position as

Cell Culture Laboratory Technician (m/f/d)

Position Overview:

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team to support various research activities conducted in the cell culture lab. At DWI, we work with a highly interdisciplinary team of engineers, chemists, and bioengineers developing biohybrid and bioinspired materials for advanced medical applications. By working on new synthetic materials and their combination with novel manufacturing techniques, we design low-invasive polymeric regenerative hydrogel therapies for nerve regeneration, dynamic hydrogels for drug delivery and mechanobiology, and 3D bioprinting of human tissue like structures.

Your Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Learn, perform and help implement experimental protocols, including 2D and 3D cell culturing techniques, imaging (bright field and fluorescent), and cellular/molecular assays
  • Work with internal and external resources to maintain, calibrate, and operate laboratory equipment/instruments
  • Ensure laboratory organization, prepare order sheets, get in contact with vendors, and track laboratory supplies
  • Work with internal and external resources to review procedures and methods, maintain documentation and submissions to regulatory agencies (Biological safety level 1 (S1))
  • Support the research team with routine tasks

Your Profile:

  • You have a degree as laboratory technician (preferably BTA/MTA)
  • Experience in cell culture techniques
  • Experience in basic molecular/cellular assays including: ELISA, Western blot, PCR, immunostaining, microscopy
  • Interested in both practical and organizational tasks
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) in both English and German
  • Team player and willingness to work in a high pace working environment
  • Creative and with a big interest in research and development

DWI offers:

DWI offers you a wide range of possibilities to develop further both professionally and personally in an interdisciplinary setting.

We will offer you exciting and challenging tasks, as well as development opportunities in a modern scientific organization. We will provide you an open and team-oriented working atmosphere in an international environment. You will have the support of an experienced team and work in a close collaboration with national/international recognizable scientists in the field of biomedical engineering. In addition, we will ensure flexible and family-friendly working conditions.

Employment, remuneration and benefits are based on the collective agreement for public service of the federal states (TV-L).

DWI supports you to gain further qualifications. We offer our employees a broad spectrum of career opportunities in an attractive working environment https://www.dwi.rwth-aachen.de/seite/institutskultur. DWI supports equal opportunities; an overview on the measures can be found here: https://www.dwi.rwth-aachen.de/en/page/equal-opportunity-and-diversity.

We at the DWI - Leibniz Institute value diversity and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of gender, disability, nationality, or ethnic and social background.

How to apply:

If you are open to new professional challenges, we would be delighted to receive an application from you. Please send your documents, including a short Motivation Letter, and CV, as a single PDF file via email to Dr. Jose Gerardo, Gerardo(at)dwi.rwth-aachen.de.