Job announcement
Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen

Technical assistant

Application deadline: 07.07.2017
The Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen (near Starnberg) is an internationally oriented research institute, which deals with experimental and theoretical basic research mainly in the field of evolutionary genetics, behavioral ecology and neurobiology. The Research Group of Evolutionary Physiology (Group Prof. Dr. Michaela Hau) is hiring a:

Technical assistant (reference number 04/16)

to work within a one-year/part-time (50%) contract or half-year/full-time

Main duties:

To support the working group in carrying out scientific experiments within the research program "Bioenergetic-endocrine perspective of telomere dynamics" (DFG funded project, for more details please refer to Dr. Stefania Casagrande The study will be carried out in a wild passerine species and represents a combination of laboratory and field work.

Main Requirements:

  • Completed training as biological-technical assistant, or corresponding qualification due to professional experience.
  • Previous experience in scientific laboratory work (qPCR).
  • Able to carry out field research (catching, bleeding and behavioral observation) independently.
  • Willing and motivated to perform behavioral observations.
  • Interested in research and able to work both independently and in team.
  • English skills to properly communicate in an international environment.
  • Possession of the driving license B.
  • Ability and willingness to acquire new knowledge independently, as well as sharing it with the group.


What we offer:

An interesting and varied activity awaits you in an internationally oriented, modern research institute.

The remuneration is paid according to the collective agreement of the public service (TVöD) according to your qualification. In addition, the usual services of the public service are granted. The position is limited to one year part time (50%) or half-year in full-time due to the duration of the project.

The Max Planck Society has set itself the goal of employing more severely disabled people. Applications for severely handicapped persons are expressly desired.

If you are interested, please send your application documents (reference number 04/16), preferably by e-mail in one pdf document, to before 07.07.2017.

Max Planck Institute for Ornithology
Human Resources Department
reference number 04/16
D-82319 Seewiesen

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