Job ID: 87274

Research Assistant (Diploma, Bachelor, Master) (m/f/d) or Technical Assistant (BTA, MTA, VTA) (m/f/d) for working with Marmoset monkeys

Position: Technician

Deadline: 18 September 2022

City: Frankfurt am Main

Country: Germany

Institution: Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI) for Neuroscience in Cooperation with Max Planck Society



The Ernst Strüngmann Institut gGmbH (ESI) is an independent privately funded research institute in the field of basic research in the medical and natural sciences, which works closely with the Max Planck Society. The ESI was founded in 2008 and currently houses nine research groups. When completed, it will employ around 150 people.

We are offering a full-time position as:

Research Assistant (Diploma, Bachelor, Master) (m/f/d) or Technical Assistant (BTA, MTA, VTA) (m/f/d) for working with Marmoset monkeys

to support the research group of Dr. Jean Laurens, working on the neuroscience of self-motion and navigation in Marmoset monkeys. Experienced colleagues are available for support and familiarization. The salary is based on qualification and experience according to the TVöD.

What to do: The tasks of the Research Assistant or Technical Assistant (RA/TA; m/f/d) are very versatile, but can be roughly divided into the following areas: general laboratory organization, training and care of Marmoset monkeys and assistance with scientific work.

General laboratory organization: Our RA/TAs support the daily laboratory routine. This includes tasks such as placing orders, keeping the lab and office organized, and documenting scientific and non-scientific procedures.

Training and caring for animals: At the Ernst Strüngmann Institute, we perform experimental brain research in non-human primates with the highest level of professionalism and animal welfare. The RA/TAs work hand in hand with the scientists, the veterinarians, and expert animal caretakers. They assist with caring (feeding, monitoring), and training the animals.

Assistance with scientific work: Scientists benefit from the assistance of experienced and attentive RA/TAs. This ranges from preparing histological slices to taking a brain scan or assisting during surgeries. Depending on inclination and qualifications, there are opportunities for the successful candidate (m/f/d) to become involved in research “hands on” beyond the traditional work of a TA: this may include performing experiments, analysing data and participation to publications.

What you will bring: We are looking for someone who has a qualification as a RA/TA (m/f/d) in the scientific-medical field or has gained relevant (practical) experience as part of a degree program. Someone who has the desire to learn a diverse range of tasks and can quickly and flexibly familiarize themselves with new challenges. Good English skills and the ability to operate a computer are important for the position. Previous work experience in scientific research with animals is an advantage, but the willingness to learn new things is more important. Apart from formal qualifications, we are looking for a team player (m/f/d) who thinks along with others and performs their tasks responsibly.

Equal opportunities and diversity are important to us! All potential candidates are equally welcome and encouraged to apply. The ESI offers a family-friendly work environment with affordable childcare (children between 3 and 36 months) in close proximity, is easily accessible by public transport and offers free parking on the institute premises.

Could this be you? Then send your complete application documents with a letter of motivation in electronic form (only PDF format) to by September 18th. Applications submitted later will be considered if the position is not filled. Applications submitted in paper form will not be considered. Please consider our privacy notice.