The Organoid Core Unit Ulm (OCUU) of the Medical Faculty is looking for a full-time
Technical Staff Scientist/Assistant (f/m/d)
Organotypic cultures derived from various types of cancer recapitulate the primary cancer and can be derived from primary or metastatic biopsies. We have already set up this method and combined this with a comprehensive drug testing scenario in the Department of Internal Medicine I to eventually aid decision making for treatment of pancreatic cancer. This work sets base to launch the Organoid Core Unit Ulm (academically headed by Heisenberg Professor Alexander Kleger), a centrally operating structure to translate this technology to various types of human cancers. Specifically, the successful candidate will be part of a small team working with organoid (3D) cell culture models from patient tumor biopsies to evaluate in vitro their response to chemotherapies and establish a living biobank, in close relation with other Core Units and the research groups working with organoids on Campus. The aim is to strive organoid technologies at Ulm University to the next level, setting base for a professional organoid core unit on campus.
Join our team, at Ulm University, Germany.
- You hold a Bachelor's degree in biology or related fields, or a have completed a technical assistance in biology or biotechnology or similar. A PhD or MSc is explicitly not desired.
- Laboratory work experience, especially including the following techniques, is a plus but not a prerequisite: cell culture and isolation, drug screening, viability/toxicity assay
- Experience with 3D-culture systems would be terrific
- a person with an interest in establishing/working on an elegant 3D cell culture model
- willing to work with patient-derived material with close route to clinical decision making
- a patient and well-organized person who shows initiative
- consistent in executing protocols and can promptly adapt and troubleshoot them
- a team player and service- as well as detail-oriented
- fluent in English (written and speaking)
- a familial team spirit with an excellent environment and the surrounding core facilities as well as an outstanding range of projects in pancreatic research
- an inspiring research field by daily interaction with clinical and academic research groups in Ulm
- the position is initially scheduled for two years with payment up to TV-L E8
The full-time position is available immediately and the initial contract is limited to 2 years with the possibility of extension.
Please send in complete applications only, by mail or by e-mail (as one
merged PDF-file only), containing a cover letter, statement of research interest/ motivation (max. 1 page),CV, all certificates (BSc, MSc, other degrees) to:
Please send copies only, as application documents will be destroyed after the selection process. Please note that expenses related to your application can be not reimbused.
Employment takes place through the administration department of the University Medical Center Ulm, which acts in the name and on behalf of the federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg.Handicapped people with equal qualifications will be employed preferentially. The Ulm University strives for an increased proportion of women in reserach and teaching and therefore strongly encourages qualified female scientists to apply for the position.