Job Advertisement HKI-21/2020

The Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans Knöll Institute (Leibniz-HKI, investigates the pathobiology of human-pathogenic fungi and identifies targets for the development of novel natural product-based antibiotics. Talented and highly qualified candidates are invited to apply for a position in a newly established Junior Research Group of Dr. Matthew G. Blango as a

Laboratory Technician/ Technical Assistant (f/div/m)

two years initially with the opportunity for extension. The anticipated start date is November 1st, 2020.

The Job profile includes the organization of the laboratory, maintenance of microbial stocks, cultivation of microorganisms, and molecular biological analyses of microbes. Numerous methods such as RNA isolation, DNA transformation, PCR, Southern blot, Northern blot, qRT-PCR, fluorescence imaging, and isolation of extracellular vesicles are possible.

What we expect:

  • Completed training as a biology laboratory technician or comparable qualification.
  • Good specialist knowledge and practical experience in standard biochemical, molecular, and microbiological techniques.
  • Reliable and thoughtful way of working.
  • Strong initiative, communication, and team skills.
  • Good knowledge of English is required.
We offer:
  • Exciting, varied, and challenging tasks in an innovative research institute.
  • An opportunity to work with the latest laboratory equipment. 
  • Work independently in a team-oriented and friendly work 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. Individuals with disabilities are given preferential treatment if they are equally qualified.

Further information:

Dr. Matthew G. Blango | +49 3641 532 1072 |


Please submit complete applications (cover letter, curriculum vitae, letters of recommendation, references) by June 21, 2020 via the Leibniz-HKI online application system.