Biological Technical Assistant (BTA) in Computational Biology (f/m/d)

Code: 125/2020


The Department of Computational Biology of Infection Research, led by Prof. Dr. Alice C. McHardy and the Department of Computational Biology for Individualised Medicine, led by Prof. Yang Li, at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI), are looking for a Biological Technical Assistant (BTA) in Computational Biology (f/m/d) with good lab work experience.


  • maintain laboratory routine tasks, such as controlling laboratory consumables, supporting PhD students and external partners
  • perform experiments for measuring immunological parameters using e.g. ELISA and FACS
  • establish protocols for isolating DNA or RNA from patient samples
  • establish next generation sequencing protocols
  • perform stimulation experiments and then collect RNA or DNA, which will later be out-sourced for transcriptome (single cell RAN-seq) or epigenetic measurements


We will provide opportunities to have the training for those techniques in our collaborators’ labs.


  • Completed training as biological-technical assistant or equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Knowledge of, and practical experience with, molecular biology, genetics and biochemistry techniques
  • Experience with standard laboratory assignments such as PBMC isolation, cell-culture and ELISA
  • Motivation, discipline and flexibility
  • Good knowledge of English
  • Ability to work in an international team


CiiM Hannover

Research Group

The Handicapped

Qualified applicants with a disability will be given preference.

Part-Time Suitability

The position is suitable for part-time employment.

Starting date

as soon as possible

Contract time limit

initial contract for 1 year

Probation period

6 weeks


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Applications accepted until  2020-12-15

We are looking forward to your complete application documents, which you please send until the 15.12.20202 stating the reference number 125/2020 in one single pdf document by email to or to Helmholtz-Center for Infection Research GmbH, HR-Department, Inhoffenstraße 7, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany.

Since recruitment is limited in time according to § 14 (2) of the German Part-Time and Fixed-Term Employment Act, applicants who have already been or are currently employed by the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research GmbH (or its predecessor GBF) cannot be considered.

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For more details regarding the position, please contact Prof. Dr. Yang Li via email:

Further information about the CiiM can be found on our website:

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