Student assistant for laboratory work

The AG Kopp (Sociality & Evolution) is looking for a motivated research assistant (Bachelor or Master student) for laboratory work on genomic relatedness in wild mammals.

For the implementation of a new method (FecalFACS) to study genomic relatedness networks in wild mammals, we are looking for a student assistant (Bachelor / Master student) to support us in the laboratory. The position is 6 months, starting in February 2023, for a total of 150 hours. You can largely manage your own time as you see fit. You will work together with another student assistant who is already well trained on the respective tasks. There is the potential to subsequently develop a Master thesis project from this work.

  • Scope: Working time flexible, 25 h / month; total 150 h Duration: From 1. February 2023 until 31. July 2023 Tasks: Preparation of animal samples for flow cytometry, DNA extraction, DNA quantification, Preparation of DNA for shipment to sequencing facility. Potentially some work externally in laboratory in Munich (short durations of 1-3 days)
  • Requirements: some experience in laboratory work (preferentially genetics/genomics, cell biology), high motivation and self-organization skills, good communication skills
  • Environment: The Sociality & Evolution lab is a small research group, headed by Dr. Gisela Kopp, at the Zukunftskolleg and the Department of Biology, with affiliations to the Max Planck Institute for Animal Behavior and the Excellence Cluster Collective Behaviour. Our research lies at the intersection of behavioural biology, evolutionary biology, and genomics, with a focus on wild animals.
  • Contact/Application: Please send inquiries and applications (short CV, motivation letter) to: Gisela Kopp,