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Research Assistant / Lab Technician Position (m/f/d) in Pathogen Mediated Immuno-Modulation

Heidelberg · Startup

About BioMed X

BioMed X is an independent research institute located on the campus of the University of Heidelberg in Germany. Together with our partners, we identify big biomedical research challenges and provide creative solutions by combining global crowdsourcing with local incubation of the world’s brightest early-career research talents. Each of the highly diverse research teams at BioMed X has access to state-of-the-art research infrastructure and is continuously guided by experienced mentors from academia and industry. At BioMed X, we combine the best of two worlds - academia and industry - and enable breakthrough innovation by making biomedical research more efficient, more agile, and more fun.

About Team PMI

The objective of the group, headed by Dr. Bachir El Debs is to understand key molecular and cellular mechanisms at the pathogen-host interface which could be exploited as potential targets for the treatment of multiple chronic inflammatory diseases. The position We are looking for highly enthusiastic researchers to broaden our think-tank with their intellectual power and technical excellence. The ideal candidate would have a Masters degree or equivalent in cell biology, biochemistry or immunology and a strong background in tissue culture, protein biochemistry or assay development.

Required skills

  • Cell/Tissue culture
  • Primary cells isolation and maintenance
  • Protein biochemistry, expression, purification etc.
  • Basic molecular biology experience (cloning, PCRs, etc.)
  • Independent thinking and proactive personality
  • Experienced in working within interdisciplinary teams
  • Excellent communication skills in English

Additional preferred skills

  • Hands on microscopy
  • Hands on macrophage assays (or other immune related experience)
  • Assay development
  • Protein pull-downs
  • Proteomics

What we offer

  • International, diverse, and positive work atmosphere, flexible working environment
  • A competitive salary
  • Access to training and lecture courses in house as well as in neighboring research institutions on the Life Science Campus in Heidelberg
  • Access to a vast scientific network.
  • Job ticket, sponsored fitness contract, complimentary fresh fruit, soft drinks and chocolate team recognition events, etc.

The post is offered for a limited term until October 31, 2021 with the possibility of an extension. This position is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim. The position is available as of February 1, 2021. Please submit your application to the attention of Dr. Bachir El Debs before February 15, 2021 via the online application system on this website. Applicants will be interviewed upon incoming documents, hence please get in touch as soon as you decide to apply.


Dr. Bachir El Debs



BioMed X
Im Neuenheimer Feld 515
69120 Heidelberg