Research Assistant/Technician (m/f/d)

Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI), Jena

The Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) in Jena is a federal and state government-funded research institute and member of the Leibniz Association (Leibniz-Gemeinschaft). FLI’ s internationally visible and highly competitive research is focused on understanding the mechanisms of aging and associated age-related diseases. Scientists from over 40 countries are currently investigating the molecular mechanisms of aging and the occurrence of age-related diseases. Our aim is to create the basis for new approaches in medicine as a way to improve the health of the elderly.

The Junior group of Dr. Alessandro Ori is looking for a Research Assistant/Technician (m/f/d) within the scope of a project funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) – Neurodegeneration Challenge Network aimed at generating models of human neurodegenerative disorders in killifish (Nothobranchius furzeri).

Research Assistant/Technician (m/f/d)

Job-ID 21/27

The CZI project is planned for 12 months starting as soon as possible and the position can be filled as Research Assistant / Wissenschaftliche Hilfkraft mit Abschluß (m/f/d) with 47,5% part time (86 hours a month) or Technician (m/f/d) part- or full time (20 to 40 hours a week).

Main tasks within the Project:

  • Experimental project support, planning, execution
  • and documentation of methods
  • Primary cell culture maintenance and transfection
  • Cloning and plasmid preparation
  • Microinjection of killifish embryos
  • Genotyping
  • Recording projects in electronic lab management systems


  • A completed training or at least a Bachelor degree
  • in in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology or related
  • discipline
  • Ability to actively and professionally interact with a
  • culturally diverse environment
  • FELASA qualification to work with animals would be an advantage
  • Previous experience with killifish embryo manipulation is not a pre-requisite
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English

We offer:

  • A contract which is limited for maximum 1 year according to the project tasks.
  • As a Research Assistant/Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft mit Abschluß the guidelines of the TdL (Richtlinien der TdL für die Arbeitsverträge der Wissenschaftlichen Hilfskräfte) apply for the contract, limited for the project.
  • As a Technician/Technischer Assistent (m/f/d) the contract conditions will be according to the collective labor agreement for public service employees of the Federal States (TV-L), fulltime / parttime, limited for the project

Please apply online through the FLI application portal until 23.1.2022.