Flow Cytometry Operator (f/m/d)

Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute (HKI), Jena

The Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans Knöll Institute (Leibniz-HKI, www.leibniz-hki.de) investigates the pathobiology of human-pathogenic fungi and identifies targets for the development of novel natural product-based antibiotics. The department of Infection Immunology invites talented and highly gifted candidates to apply as a

Flow Cytometry Operator (f/m/d)

for 2 years initially with a possibility of extension to 5 years.

Research Areas: The department of Infection Immunology addresses fundamental questions about the mechanistic basis of human T cell memory formation, stabilization, and modulation. It also investigates T cell communication with the local tissue microenvironment in settings of infections, autoimmunity and cancer. This research has unravelled several novel T cell functions and immunomodulatory factors. The department uses novel cutting-edge technologies in the area of high-dimensional single-cell analysis (scRNAseq, Spectral flow cytometry) to translate fundamental insights into translational applications for human health and disease.


  • A Master´s degree (or equivalent) or specialist technical training (BTA, etc.) and experience in academia or in an industrial environment in the area of flow cytometry
  • You have earned outstanding skills in flow cytometric assays and gained experience with flow cytometric data analysis tools
  • You are able to perform cell sorting (BD FACSFusion) and flow cytometry analysis (BD FACSFortessa, Cytec Aurora)
  • Combination of excellent technological understanding of flow cytometry and scientific know-how in immunology
  • You are able to work in an independent, quality-oriented fashion, and you are open to new challenges
  • Very good communication and collaboration skills in English are required, German knowledge would be a plus

We offer:

  • The exciting opportunity to start a Flow Cytometry Service Unit in a top institute with outstanding funding possibilities
  • Long-term perspectives to work in a successful Flow Cytometry Service facility
  • A modern workplace in a brand-new building, with top equipment (Cytek Aurora, etc.)
  • Participation in research projects in immunology
  • Possibility to participate in Immunmonitoring Studies with collaborators
  • Stimulating, interactive and international research environment

Salary is paid according to German TV-L (salary agreement for public service employees). As an equal opportunity employer, the Leibniz-HKI is committed to increasing the percentage of female scientists and therefore especially encourages them to apply.

Further information: 

Prof. Dr. med. Christina Zielinski | +49 3641 532 1251 | career@leibniz-hki.de


Complete applications in English should include a cover letter, a CV containing a complete list of publications, a brief statement of research experiences, the addresses of two possible referees, and should be submitted via the Leibniz-HKI online application system. The deadline for the advertisement is October 30, 2021, but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.