Laboratory Technician (M/F/D): Chemical-/Biological-/Technical-Assistant with Experience in Culturing Bacteria

The INM research group Bioprogrammable Materials is looking for a laboratory technician (Chemical-/Biological-/Technical-Assistant) (M/F/D) with a strong base knowledge of cultivating bacteria at S1 level or preferably at S2 level. Our group engineers bacteria for therapeutics and sensing applications. We work on different types of bacterial strains like E. coli, lactobacilli and Corynebacterium. One therapeutic function that we are engineering is anti-microbial, which will be tested against S2 level pathogenic bacteria like P. aeruginosa and S. aureus.

For this, we are seeking an enthusiastic laboratory technician who is interested in working in an interdisciplinary and multicultural environment.

Major duties/responsibilities:

  • Organization of biology labs
  • Taking care of instruments (measurements and maintenance)
  • Placing orders
  • Participating in projects that involve bacterial synthetic biology

Potential candidates should have a good completed vocational training as biology or chemistry lab technician or equivalent qualifications. Candidates should be self-motivated with good interpersonal and communication skills in English for working in a multi-national environment.

Interested candidates should submit their complete application by email to Shrikrishnan Sankaran (Group leader; and Christina Muth ( with the following:

  • Motivation letter (included in the text of the email – max. 1 page)
  • CV (max. 2 pages)
  • Certifications, job references, training confirmations

The deadline for submission is February 28th, 2023.

The INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials in Saarbrücken, Germany, is an internationally leading center for materials research, a scientific partner to national and international research institutions, and a provider of research and development for companies throughout the world. The INM is an institute of the Leibniz Association with about 250 employees. The institute is located in Saarbrücken/Germany, at the heart of the German/French/Luxembourg/Belgian Greater Region.

The INM practices an open and appreciative corporate culture in which the existing diversity is promoted and lived. The institute is an equal opportunity employer with a certified family-friendly policy, and it provides offers for a better work-life balance, flextime, and mobile working. We promote professional opportunities for women and strongly encourage them to apply. Full time jobs can be generally divided. Severely disabled applicants with equal qualifications and aptitude will be given preferential consideration.