I’m looking for a technician!

I am looking for a technician to join the Evolution & Adaptation lab at iDiv as soon as possible. For more information about the position and how to apply (deadline 9th of July 2018), see here. For additional questions please send me an e-mail: onsteinre@gmail.com. The technician will play an important role in the Madagascar palm seed dispersal project, including the possibility to join the fieldwork. Other projects of interest can be developed as well.

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Illustration: William Snyder @deviantart.com (Pleistocene Madagascar). For a nice blog on this by Pedro Jordano see here: https://pedrojordano.net/2016/12/30/megafauna-in-madagascar/

Biological-Technical Assistant

(initially limited until 30. September 2020) Salary: Entgeltgruppe 6 TV-L


  • Combining (botanical) data sources (such as monographs and floras) to build databases for biodiversity data (using Access or SQL)
  • Measuring functional plant traits from herbaria or fresh sample material
  • General laboratory organization (incl. setting up a new laboratory) and laboratory maintenance
  • Planning and conducting molecular and cell biology experiments
  • Analysis of generated data and preparation of suitable presentations


  • successful professional qualification as Biological-Technical Assistant or an equivalent degree
  • hands-on experience in molecular and cell biology techniques (DNA/RNA isolation, PCR, real-time PCR, cloning) would be preferable
  • experience in building databases would be preferable
  • very good computer skills (MS Windows, MS Office etc.)
  • good spoken and written English skills
  • strong team-player, but can also work independently
  • very good work organization and reliability
  • experienced to work in interdisciplinary and international teams

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