Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Technical Assistant

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Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is one of the largest universities in Germany. Thanks to its location in the Rhine-Main science region, the university can unfold to its full potential and showcase its innovative power and dynamism. Its status as a comprehensive university allows for multidisciplinary learning and teaching and has great potential for internationally renowned, interdisciplinary research. Almost all of its institutes are located on a single campus close to the Mainz city center – creating a lively academic culture for researchers, teaching staff, and students from every continent

FB 10 Biologie / Institut für Entwicklungs- und Neurobiologie / Molekulare Biologie of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Technical Assistant

full-time (100 %)

The Baumann group is part of the Department of Biology at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.


  • Independent planning and execution of protein purification, biochemical and molecular biological experiments and their quantitative analysis
  • Protein biochemical work: Preparation of protein lysates from human and yeast cells; purification of recombinant proteins, gel and western blot analyses.
  • Support of other laboratory activities in the context of diverse research projects
  • Organization of the research laboratory as well as maintenance of the operation
  • Coordination of maintenance and inspection appointments 


  • Completed training as a state-certified biological technical assistant (BTA) or laboratory technician with equivalent skills and experience
  • Very good practical and theoretical knowledge in biochemistry and molecular biology
  • Knowledge of handling hazardous and toxic substances
  • Good knowledge of the English language
  • Good knowledge (user) in working with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Illustrator, Acrobat or equivalent programs. 
  • Instruction as "Electrotechnically Instructed Person" (EuP) desirable


  • Opportunities to expand your knowledge and grow as a member of an international research team.
  • Jobticket, optional for the entire Rhine-Main area
  • Extensive human resources development offer
  • Flexible working time arrangements

The position is paid according to EG 9a TV-L and to be filled immediately. The position is permanent.

Applications from persons with a university degree in biology, biochemistry or related disciplines are also welcome. In this context, however, we must point out that the grouping takes place according to EG 8 TV-L.

JGU is diverse and welcomes qualified applications from people with varied backgrounds.

Applications from older candidates are welcome.

We aim to increase the number of women in the technical field and therefore encourage female candidates to apply.

Candidates with severe disabilities and appropriate qualifications will be given priority.

Are you ready for a new challenge and interested in this varied and responsible position? Then submit your complete application [cover letter, resume, references] until September 30th, 2022, preferably via the „Apply now“ button.

For questions and further information please contact Prof. Dr. Peter Baumann by phone 06131/39-21422 or e-mail:

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Technical Assistant
Saarstr. 21 D Mainz, Germany
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With about 36,500 students from about 130 nations, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is one of the ten largest universities in Germany.

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