Student Assistant (m/f/d) | Bioprocess Engineering Development


Position (m/f/d) for Bioprocess Engineering Development (Viral Gene Therapies & Vaccines).

ContiVir is a research & technology transfer project at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) in Magdeburg with the objective of developing disruptive purification technologies for biopharmaceuticals like gene therapies or viral vaccines against several infectious diseases such as influenza, hepatitis C, and COVID-19. Join our team as a Hilfswissenschaftler*in (m/f/d) to help us develop state-of-the-art purification technologies using simple but  effective separations engineering.

We offer

  • Working contract with up to 20 hours per week
  • Flexibility with working hours to suit your lecture schedule
  • Rewarding intellectual and laboratory work in an interesting field of science
  • The opportunity to be part of a spin-off project
  • The chance to interact and to learn in an international team of engineers and technicians

Responsibilities and duties

  • You will assist with the maintenance and characterization of downstream processing operations such as filtration & chromatography, as well with analytical assays and general laboratory work.
  • You will generate written and/or oral reports for the team members. You will join short weekly meetings with your supervisor(s) to plan future activities.
  • An enthusiastic and proactive participation is expected. Positive attitude towards research and development is expected.


  • Fluent in English language, knowledge of German language is a plus
  • Background in life sciences, biology, biotechnology or process engineering
  • Excellent intercultural understanding and experience
  • Motivation and commitment


Send us your CV and a letter of motivation in English to: 

Further contact:
Dr.-Ing. Pavel Marichal-Gallardo, 

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. The Max-Planck-Society strives for gender equality and diversity within its workforce.

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