Research Assistant in Plant Molecular Biology: MPI for Chemical Ecology 1438 views

The Department of Molecular Ecology at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology invites applications for a position of Research Assistant in Plant Molecular Biology.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Selected candidate will work in close collaboration with the head and technicians of the molecular platform and the international team of researchers.
  • The main jobs will be simple bioinformatics support, assistance with transformation construct development, cloning and sequencing/genotyping as well as daily laboratory management.
  • The selected candidate is also expected to assist in the sample preparation and data analysis of large-scale forward genetics screening experiments.


  • Applicant must be highly organized, communicative individual who enjoys problem-solving, keeping rigorous records, and interacting with an international team of highly motivated scientists.
  • Applicant must have strong background in molecular biology and bioinformatics, and interested in applying expertise in a state-of-the-art research facility.
  • Applicant must also possess additional experience with QTL mapping and/or microbiology.
  • Applicant must possess excellent communication skills in English (written and verbal).
  • Applicant must hold B.Sc. / M.Sc. or equivalent qualification

Duration: fixed-term contract; 2 years


  • Applications to be sent electronically as a single pdf file to: including the following:
  • Letter of  motivation explaining how your qualifications and experience make you a good candidate for this job
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • CV
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
Fellowship Level Research position
Country Germany
Subject areas Developmental and Evolutionary Biology & Genetics Microbiology & Ecology Plant Research
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline Varies

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