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Laboratory technician – chemistry/electrochemistry

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About us

Colloids and interfaces consist of very small or thin structures with linear dimensions between nanometers and micrometers. On the one hand, the possible structures represent a „world of hidden dimensions“. On the other hand, the dynamics and structures of these small entities determine the behavior of much larger systems such as organisms.

The Department of Colloid Chemistry (Director Prof. Dr. Markus Antonietti) at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (MPICI) in Potsdam Science Park, Germany announces the position of a laboratory technician in the field of chemistry and electrochemistry (m/f/d)

Your tasks and qualifications

We are looking for a highly motivated laboratory technician with a background in chemistry/electrochemistry. The candidate should have a profile showing the following qualities:

  • Possesses an apprenticeship as Technician or a Bachelor's in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, or a related field.
  • Preferably have foundational knowledge in electrochemistry.
  • Laboratory experience
  • Ability for both independent and teamwork
  • Strong interest in interdisciplinary research
  • Language skills in German and En glish in speech and writing

The role of the laboratory technician is to make sure the lab runs smoothly by offering all the technical assistance it needs. This enables scientists to focus on and carry out the more intricate laboratory analytical procedures.

The required tasks include:

  • Conduct laboratory tests to generate accurate and reliable data that supports scientific inquiries.
  • Execute routine tasks with precision, adhering to strict methodologies.
  • Prepare samples for analysis.
  • Maintain and operate standard laboratory equipment, including pipetting machines, ionic conductivity, and pH meters.
  • Record and occasionally interpret results for presentation to senior colleagues.
  • Utilize computers and perform mathematical calculations for graph preparation.
  • Ensure equipment is clean, serviceable, and manage the safe disposal of waste.
  • Maintain a well-stocked and properly labeled laboratory.

What we offer

  • an interesting and varied job in an international working environment
  • remuneration according to TVöD-Bund up to pay E 9b
  • conditions and social benefits of the public sector
  • flexible working hours
  • compatibility of family and career (e.g. company Kindergarten)
  • subsidy for the job ticket
  • canteen, with an offer of meat, vegetarian and vegan dishes
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