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Universität zu Köln | CECAD | Storelli Lab

Technical assistant (f/m/d) CTA / BTA / MTA

  • Online seit 23.12.2020
  • 201223-434433
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Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Technical assistant (f/m/d) CTA / BTA / MTA
CECAD | Storelli Lab

The University of Cologne is one of the largest and most research-intensive universities in Germany, offering a wide range of subjects. With its six faculties and its interfaculty centres, it offers a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines and internationally outstanding profile areas, supported by the administration with its services.

The Storelli lab has recently been established at the CECAD Research Center, The University of Cologne. The Storelli lab aims at dissecting how organ-specific metabolic activities support the physiology of the whole organism, with the goal to understand how metabolic dysfunctions contribute to aging-related diseases, such as cancer or diabetes. We use the simple model organism Drosophila melanogaster and mammalian cell culture in this endeavor. Our research interests span several fields, among which developmental and cell biology, metabolism, physiology, and inter-organ communication.


  • Technical support on projects (molecular biology, immunohistochemistry, biochemistry, transcriptomic, proteomic and metabolomic analyses)
  • General lab organization (ordering of equipment, reagents, consumable etc.) and administrative support to the group leader
  • Lab logistics (preparation of fly/bacterial media, care of the fly collection, fly genetics, cell culture)


  • The opportunity to join a newly-established research group
  • A technical assistant position with a strong involvement in Research Projects
  • a diverse and fair working environment
  • support in reconciling work and family life
  • flexible working time models
  • extensive advanced training opportunities
  • occupational health management offers
  • local transport ticket at a discount for UoC employees

The position is available immediately on a full-time basis. It is initially limited to a term of 4 years. If the applicant meets the relevant wage requirements and personal qualifications, the salary is based on remuneration group up to 9a TV-L of the pay scale for the German public sector.

The University of Cologne is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. Women are especially encouraged to apply and will be considered preferentially in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz– LGG NRW). We also expressly welcome applications from people with disabilities / special needs or of equal status.

Please apply online at: https://jobportal.uni-koeln.de with proof of the sought qualifications, including a one-page letter of interest written in English and contact information for 1-2 references. The reference number is TUV2012-20. The application deadline is January 31, 2021.




  • Successfully completed education as state-approved biological, chemical or medical technical assistant, or lab technician or other employees with equivalent skills and experience as a technical assistant (e.g. Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences)
  • Fluent in German and English (English is the working language in the lab)
  • Enthusiasm, curiosity, and genuine interest for fundamental research
  • Past experience with mammalian cell and organoid culture is a strong plus
  • Taste for team work, but also autonomy and good problem- solving skills
  • Working knowledge of molecular biology, biochemistry and histochemistry
  • Knowledge of Drosophila genetics and handling is notrequired


Art der Beschäftigung
Zeitraum der Beschäftigung
It is initially limited to a term of 4 years.
based on remuneration group up to 9a TV-L
Sonntag, 31. Januar 2021 - 23:59


Hochschule / Einrichtung
Universität zu Köln
Institut / Einrichtung
CECAD | Storelli Lab
50931 Köln, Deutschland
Herr Gilles Storelli



Universität zu Köln | CECAD | Storelli Lab

50931 Köln