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Institution Faculty of Biology
Remuneration group TV-L E6
Full-time / Part-time Part-time (50%)
Start date 01.03.2023 (The position is tentatively for 24 months, with an option for a permanent appointment)
Application deadline 2023-01-31

About us:

The Faculty of Biology, Chair of Quantitative Organismal Networks, is looking for a part-time technical employee for the next possible date.

The research focuses on the study of molecular mechanisms of intracellular symbiosis between corals and algae using a new experimental model organism, the marine sea anemone Aiptasia. For more information, please visit here.

We are looking for you:

Animal Care Taker for marine Organisms (m/f/x)

in Planegg-Martinsried

Your tasks and responsibilities:

The tasks include the following, autonomous activities:

  • Cultivation of the anemones Exaiptasia diaphana, colloquially Aiptasia (feeding, cleaning, propagation)
  • Cultivation of symbiotic algae (dinoflagellates of the genus Symbiodinaceae)
  • Organization and monitoring of sexual reproduction by simulation of moonlight, as well as rearing of larvae
  • Collaboration on execution of experiments in the field of zoology and organismal biology (screens for the induction of larval metamorphosis, optimization of culture conditions, generation of growth curves, etc.)

Your qualifications:

The cultivation of marine organisms is the heart of the research in our team. We therefore expect a high degree of responsibility, as well as excellent organizational skills, helpfulness, and communication skills (German/English) to support the research work of the individual team members in the best possible way. As this is a new marine laboratory organism, we also expect you to enjoy and be skilled in experimenting, analyzing and observing the animals and algae. Experience and especially fun in the field of (marine) aquaristics and/or animal care of marine organism is desired.


Look forward to responsible and varied tasks at Germany's largest university. You will work on the high-tech campus in Planegg-Martinsried in an international team that values good communication, a pleasant working atmosphere and personal responsibility. As an essential team member, you will be fully integrated into all laboratory activities and have many opportunities for further training. If applicable, you will participate in coral reef field work in Okinawa (Japan) and interact with international collaboration partners to exchange ideas to optimize the cultivation of organisms.

An extensive range of training and development opportunities at all stages of your career awaits you. The compatibility of career and family is important to us: you have the opportunity to work part-time with flexible working hours. Remuneration is in accordance with TV-L, depending on qualifications.

LMU has signed the "Diversity Charter" and is committed to the diversity of its employees. We therefore actively promote equality between women and men.

This is a part-time position.

People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.


We look forward to receiving your application via email (one PDF, max. 5 MB) by 31.01.2023 to: Prof. Dr. Annika Guse:

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