Career

Actual New Open Position:

 

 

  • Staff Scientist/Project Officer ( full time position)
  • Research Technician ( full time position)
  • International Skin Biotech Internship ( full time position)

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Staff Scientist/Project Officer

Monasterium Laboratory is seeking a team-orientated, highly motivated and enthusiastic Staff Scientist/Project Officer to join our team.

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

The main responsibility of this post is to provide scientific and technical support to complete scientific and contract research projects under the direction of the Chief Scientific Officer (CSO). This includes experimental project design, carrying out experiments and quantitative analyses, preparing progress and milestones reports, and presenting research results in internal and external meetings.

The tasks required to be undertaken include:

  • Organize the work load for each assigned project in order to meet deadlines
  • Provide project updates to Chief Project Officer and Chief Scientific Officer
  • Supervise and train technicians, guest scientists and student assistants
  • Establish new techniques and perform lab work
  • Represent the company at conferences and other external meetings
  • Discuss scientific results with other company employees
  • Professional and responsible data documentation and archiving
  • Perform statistical analysis and presentation of data with Excel and GraphPad Prism
  • Prepare milestone reports and manuscripts
  • Participating in scientific lab meetings and the organization of workshops
  • Proposing new innovative projects and/or techniques

Eligibility

  • Completed training as an MD or PhD
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English (company language: English)
  • Substantial experience in biological research laboratories
  • Publication of at least one peer-reviewed first author paper in an international life sciences journal
  • Priority will be given to applicants with documented experience in skin/hair research

Requirements

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize work in order to meet tight deadlines
  • Good coordination, time management, data collection and analysis
  • Flexibility
Type of contract: Temporary with possibility of extension. 
Salary: A competitive salary will be offered and full training will be provided.
Start Date: As soon as possible
Application: For informal enquiries please contact Dr. Marta Bertolini 
A complete application will include a statement of interest, CV, list of publications, names of 3 referees or 3 recommendation letters, and list of experimental methods you have mastered. 
Please submit applications to Dr. Marta Bertolini and Ms. Anja Borrosch with Staff Scientist Application in the subject line. We thank all applicants, but only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Research Technician

Monasterium Laboratory is seeking a team-orientated, highly motivated and enthusiastic Research Technician to join our team

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

The main responsibilty of this post is to provide technical support to complete projects undertaken at the lab under the supervision of the Project Officer in charge.The tasks required to be undertaken include:

  • Hair follicle and skin organ culture
  • Fixation and embedding of tissue
  • Cryo and paraffin sections
  • Quantitative determination of different hair cycle stages
  • Performing various imunohistochemical stains and molecular biology techniques
  • Use of immunofluorescence and light microscopy
  • Taking images and performing image analysis, using various programs (e.g. BZ-Analyzer, BZ viewer and ImageJ)
  • General organization of the lab including forward planning regarding equipment and materials required, overseeing and maintaining stock of media, chemical and other consumables.
  • Participating in scientific lab meetings and the organization of workshops
  • Documentation of data and creation of archives
  • Support and training of student assistants
  • Responsible for the safe disposal and storage of hazardous waste in accordance with local rules and legal requirements.
  • Responsible for the care and cleanliness of common user laboratory areas, facilities and / or equipment.

Eligibility

  • Completed training as a Medical / Biological-technical assistant  or an honours bachelor degree in a relevant subject
  • Sound knowledge of English (Company language: English)
  • Good knowledge in immunohistochemistry and routine histology
  • Good knowledge of Computer Skills and Microsoft Office
  • Experience in biological research laboratories and with laboratory techniques

Requirements

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Good coordination, time management, data collection and analysis
  • Flexibility
Type of contract: Temporary with possibility of extension. 
Salary: A competitive salary will be offered and full training will be provided.
Start Date: As soon as possible 
Application: For informal enquiries please contact Dr. Jeannine Wegner, 
A complete application will include a Cover Letter, CV and a Contact Information from at least 1 referee or at least 1 recommendation letter. Please submit applications to Dr. Jeannine Wegner and Dr. Janin Lehmann with Research Technician Application in the subject line.
We thank all applicants, but only those selected for interview will be contacted.

International Skin Biotech Internship

Monasterium Laboratory offers a 6 months internship in a small contract research and skin biotechnology company specializing in preclinical hair, pigmentation, and wound healing research in the human system.

 

The intern will acquire detailed knowhow in current skin research methodology by getting fully integrated into ongoing wet-lab and computer-based skin and hair research projects.

Methodological focus: advanced human hair follicle and skin organ culture, 3D cell culture systems, histochemistry, immunohistology/immunofluorescence microscopy, qRT-PCR, quantitative (immuno-)histomorphometry. (For range of research topics covered, assays in use, and international academic research network: see PubMed/"Paus R" & www.monasteriumlab.de)

 

Co-authorship on company-led publications possible, if justified by the intern's contribution of data/intellectual input.

 

The internship provides a honorarium (currently expected to be ca. 1414€/month, 40h/week). Upon mutual agreement, the internship can be extended once for another 6 months.

 

Eligibility:  Masters or doctoral degree in any of the life sciences and documented hands-on experience in immunohistology/immunofluorescence microscopy. Applicants with prior, publication-documented experience in skin/hair research will be given preference. Two letters of recommendation or names of 3 referees are required. Good command of oral and written English essential (company work language: English). Qualified and motivated applicants who wish to return to active research in the life sciences after a longer period of detachment from it (incl. maternity/paternity leave, change of job, unemployment, refugees etc.) are welcome.

Start Date: As soon as possible 

Application: For informal enquiries please contact Dr. Jeannine Wegner.

A complete application will include a statement of interest, CV, the names of 3 referees or 2 recommendation letters, list of publications and experimental methods you have mastered. Please submit applications to Dr. Jeannine Wegner  and Dr. Janin Lehmann  with Interniship application in the subject line. Short-listed applicants will be interviewed at the company seat; international applicants via Skype. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

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