Open Positions

Find some highlighted open positions and job opportunities at our partner institutes within the MIAP framework

General Information

General Information

Since MIAP consists of many partner units, distributed over 3 countries, we can offer a large number of career opportunities in life science, microscopy and image analysis. With partner institutes including traditional universities, research centers and facilities of the Max Planck Institutes and Fraunhofer Institutes we offer a quite diverse range of job opportunities in the "Upper Rhine Region".

You can find all relevant and latest job offers directly on the partner institutes career websites:

Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg: undefined
Universitätsklinik Freiburg: undefined
Max-Planck Institutes: undefined
Fraunhofer Institutes: undefined
Friedrich Miescher Institute: undefined
Universität Basel: undefined
IGBMC Strasbourg: undefined

Please keep in mind: The recruitment process is sometimes long and complicated. Therefore the procedure is quite different between our partner institutes and sometimes even between facilities within one institute. In some cases not all of the job offers are listed on the general recruitment page of a given institute but on sub-pages of faculties, divisions, facilities or individual research groups. Therefore it is a good idea to check the websites of the research groups and (core) facilities of interest in addition to commercial career websites for latest job offers.

On this website we want to highlight a selection of job offers in the field of life science, microscopy and image analysis from our MIAP partner network. This list is based on submissions from our partner units to the MIAP administration. It is only a selection and not showing all job offers of our partner institutes.

If you have any kind of question regarding a job offer posted on this website, please contact the contact person listed in the job offer or MIAP ( If you want to list your job offer on this website you can contact MIAP directly (

We hope you will find some interesting job opportunities and wish you all the best for your future career. We'd like to hear from you again as an employee of one of our partner institutes within the MIAP framework.


MPI-IE: Technical Assistant (50%)

MPI-IE: Technical Assistant (50%)

MIAP partner unit link to this job offer:


Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
Developmental and Evolutionary Biology & Genetics
Immunobiology and Infection Biology & Medicine

Stübeweg 51
79108 Freiburg im Breisgau


Technical Assistant (BTA/CTA/MTA), part time 50%

Job offer from July 8th, 2019

The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg, Germany invites applications for a Technical Assistant (BTA/CTA/MTA) in part time (50%) for our Imaging Facility in the laboratory of Dr. Sergiy Avilov. The position is initially for 2 years, with possibility of an extension. The Imaging Facility is part of the institute's scientific infrastructure. It currently has 8 advanced microscopes.  

Your tasks

The candidate will support Facility staff in technical and organizational matters to ensure smooth running of Imaging Facility. This includes introductions of users to microscopes and software, troubleshooting, checks and maintenance of the instruments and other tasks.

Your qualifications

  • Completed vocational training as a technical assistant (MTA, BTA, CTA) or equivalent qualification with at least 1 year work experience related to microscopy
  • Knowledge of image processing programs
  • Experience of working at a microscopy/imaging facility
  • Experience in sample preparation for light microscopy
  • Team worker, reliable, communicative, willing to learn, independent
  • Good level of German and English (oral and written) is required


We offer 

We offer a modern workplace in an international environment, where you will help solving challenging problems in current research. In our innovative and creative climate you will have ample opportunity for further development and training. Salary will be based on previous experience according to TVöD guidelines.


Application deadline

Have we sparked your interest? Please submit your complete application including your CV via our undefinedonline application portal until September 15th, 2019.

Informal inquires: Ms. Kindle ( or Dr. Avilov (