biology or medical lab technician (m/f/x)

Institution
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine - Lehrstuhl für Lebensmittelsicherheit und Analytik
Start date
1 Nov 2021
Application deadline
30 Sep 2021
Remuneration group
TV-L E8
Contract duration
starting immediately with a fixed term until 31.12.2023

In the lab of newly appointed Prof. Guldimann a position is available for a biology or medical lab technician. The position can be filled part or full time (50%, 70%, 100%) starting immediately with a fixed term until 31.12.2023. We are a large food safety laboratory within the Veterinary Faculty of the LMU Munich. After the new appointment of the chair, we are developing a strong research focus in host-pathogen and pathogen-environment interactions. Projects will span basic science as well as applied projects in collaboration with the food industry. Our approach is multidisciplinary, using classic microbiology, molecular approaches, next generation sequencing and cell culture.

Tasks and responsibilities

Support of research projects (60 – 70 %)

  • You work directly with our research team and support projects on host-pathogen and pathogen-environment interactions.
  • You independently carry out experiments.
  • Standard microbiological techniques such as culturing, manipulating, and killing bacteria are expected. A typical experiment involves growing bacteria that are exposed to various stress conditions and then quantified or analyzed for expression of various genes.
  • Molecular techniques like PCR, qPCR, transposon-Seq, and mutant cloning and complementation are important techniques in our research. Experience in with standard molecular biology methods is an advantage.
  • You will work with BSL 2 organisms. Experience with the relevant biosafety measures is an advantage.

Work in our diagnostics lab (20%)

  • We perform diagnostics for our partners in quantitative and qualitative determination of common food pathogens, hygiene indicators and spoilage agents, analysis of contact plates, pH measurements, MLST, PFGE and MALDI-TOF for subtyping
  • Depending on the workload, you will assist our diagnostics team.
  • You temporarily cover our incoming sample administration and mycology diagnostics as a vacation replacement.

Teaching (10-20%%)

  • As a university teaching and research laboratory, we are involved in the education of students of veterinary medicine. Courses and laboratory rotations for students are held regularly. Taking pleasure in the contact with undergrad and PhD students, as well as the communication skills to share your broad expertise is a condition for a satisfying long-term collaboration in the team.

Research is a dynamic process, and the areas of responsibility are correspondingly flexible. It is therefore desirable that you both continue your education in your field of expertise and are willing to familiarize yourself with new fields of work if necessary.

Requirements

  • You are a trained laboratory technician (BTA, MTA, CTA or equal qualification)
  • Experience in in S2 level microbiology and molecular biology is an advantage
  • You place particular emphasis on meticulous and diligent laboratory work, and you are able to put good laboratory practice to everyday use
  • Basic German knowledge .

Benefits

  • An interesting and responsible position with a thorough introduction, as well as good training and development opportunities.
  • An interesting and diverse workload with an active contribution to our research projects.
  • We are an international team that offers a friendly work environment and values transparent communication.
  • Working hours are to a degree flexible, depending on the project needs and in consultation with the leading researchers.
  • Payment is based on TV-L E 8. The position is fixed-term with the possibility to be extended.
  • Your work place will be in Oberschleißheim (Schönleutnerstr. 8) and can be reached with public transport.
  • Applications by women are expressly welcomed.

Also possible in a part-time capacity.

People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.

Contact

Please send your complete application as a pdf via email with the subject line “Bewerbung (TA November)”. The deadline for applications is the 30.9.2021:

Prof. Dr. med. vet. Claudia Guldimann
Lehrstuhl für Lebensmittelsicherheit und Analytik
Schönleutnerstraße 8
85764 Oberschleißheim

Email: c.guldimann@lmu.de

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