Biological technical assistant (BTA) (gn), Chemical technical assistant (CTA) (gn), Medical technical assistant (MTA) (gn)

The Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine (IMM), Department of Molecular Medicine

The Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine (IMM), Department of Molecular Medicine is offering a position limited to 3 years as a

Biological technical assistant (BTA) (gn*), Chemical technical assistant (CTA) (gn*), Medical technical assistant (MTA) (gn*)
Ref.: 05132

Full time for 38.5 hours per week
Salary dependent upon qualifications and experience

(*gn=gender neutral)

We are recruiting a highly motivated Research Technician to join the Cartilage Biology workgroup within the research project titled ‚Targeting TRPC6 as a mechanosensitive signalling hub linking inflammation and structural damage in osteoarthritis’. Our group is focused on the understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying cartilage homeostasis and osteoarthritis development.

Job responsibilities will include:

  • Histology (processing of tissue samples, immunohistochemistry and histology)
  • Cell and molecular biological techniques (including cell isolation and culture, real-time PCR, Western blot and functional assays)
  • Working with our murine colonies in accordance to animal welfare regulations and hygiene guidelines (animal handling, monitoring, genotyping)

Essential requirements for this position:

  • Completed vocational training as a BTA/CTA/MTA
  • Experience working with murine colonies
  • Demonstrable experience in molecular and cell biology and histological techniques
  • Ability to work independently in establishing new techniques
  • High reliability, good organizational skills and awareness of importance of accurate experimental work
  • Ability to work flexibly within a team, good communication, English language and IT skills
  • Professional attitude to laboratory hygiene, safety and organization

Informal inquiries may be sent to the project leader Dr. Joanna Sherwood (sherwood(at)­uni-muenster(dot)­de).

Formal applications including CV and motivation letter may be sent until 29.09.2020 to Personalgewinnung des Universitätsklinikums Münster, Bewerbermanagement, Domagkstraße 5, 48149 Münster or via email to: bewerbung(at)­ukmuenster(dot)­de.

Applications from female candidates are particularly encouraged. In the case of equal qualifications, competence and specific achievements, women will be considered on preferential terms within the framework of the legal possibilities unless reasons specific to an individual male candidate predominate. Candidates with recognised disabilities possessing equal qualifications will be given preference.

The University Hospital of Münster encompasses clinics and polyclinics as well as institutes specializing in research, training and in- as well as outpatient care. More than 8000 employees work in the different departments and institutes of the University Hospital. With 1500 beds, it is one of the largest university hospitals in Germany, providing the highest level of medical care.



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