The Max Planck Institute for Brain Research (MPI for Brain Research) in Frankfurt/Main is a vibrant research institution in the field of basic biological and medical research, with a focus on understanding the functions of the brain’s circuits. Our institute has approx. 300 employees in three research departments and four research groups, as well as several service units.

three research departments and five research groups, as well as several service units. The department of Connectomics (Director: Prof. Dr. Moritz Helmstaedter) investigates the con-nectivity between nerve cells in the cerebral cortex (

For the earliest possible date, we are looking for a

Technical Assitant (BTA/MTA) (m/f/d)

to join our team, initially limited to two years, with the possibility of extension.

Your responsibilities:

You will work in close collaboration with our researchers in ambitious research projects, with ample possibilities for developing personal skills and independence. We will support you with continuous education and in acquiring additional qualifications.

Your main tasks:

  • Histology, microscopy, immunohistochemistry, tissue processing for electron microscopy
  • Genotyping via PCR
  • Contribution to animal experiments
  • Technical / experimental support of our international research team

Your profile:

  • Successfully completed vocational training as BTA/MTA (m/f/d) or similar qualifications
  • Knowledge in the fields of molecular biology and histology beneficial
  • Above-average commitment, independence and flexibility
  • Communication skills and team-orientation
  • Fluent in spoken and written English for working in an international research team
  • Very good computer skills
  • Good command of German is beneficial but not a prerequisite

You should be enthusiastic about scientific research and be willing to participate in animal experiments.

What we offer:

  • An attractive environment in a pleasant, friendly working atmosphere with an excellent infrastructure as well as an interesting and varied range of tasks in an ambitious team
  • Employment with all benefits of the public service, initially limited to two years with the possibility of deferment
  • Continuing education and training
  • Company pension plan
  • Family service (baby and children's room at the institute, day care center on campus)
  • Company health management (e.g. company doctor, sports offers)
  • Cafeteria / bistro in the institute
  • Good connections to public transportation
  • Free parking on the institute’s premises

Compensation is in accordance with the TVöD (German public service) salary scale. Social benefits correspond to those of the public service.

The Max Planck Society aims to increase the proportion of women in areas where they are underrepresented. Women are therefore expressly encouraged to apply. The Max Planck Society strives to employ more severely disabled people. Applications from severely disabled persons are expressly encouraged.

The compatibility of work and family is very important to us; among other things, we offer the possibility of childcare in the immediately neighboring Kita Kairos. For more information, please visit our website at

We look forward to receiving your complete and conclusive application documents with details of your salary expectations and your earliest possible starting date in a PDF document by August 29th 2021 on our application platform:


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