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Biology Laboratory Technician

What do we expect of you?

An interest in science and good teamwork skills are just as important as a very good secondary school-leaving certificate (Realschule) or a high school diploma (or equivalent).

How does the apprenticeship work?

The apprenticeship lasts 3 1/2 years and takes place at our site in Teltow. You will complete the basic training and other practical parts of the course at a training centre in Berlin. You will also attend vocational college.

What will you learn during the apprenticeship?

Your training will include, for example:

  • to plan experiments and to execute them in accordance with the regulations on occupational safety and in compliance with environmental and health protection
  • an acute sense of responsibility in complying with animal welfare regulations
  • to carry out studies of animals, plants, and micro-organisms and cell cultures
  • to perform demanding preparations
  • to extract and process bodily fluids
  • to develop investigation models for effective substance testing
  • to carry out molecular biological studies and genetic engineering experiments
  • to observe and record test procedures
  • to record and evaluate studies with the aid of computer systems
  • computer-aided instrument control, data acquisition, evaluation, and transfer
  • to cooperate with domestic and international scientists
  • to follow German- and English-language instructions in your work