What does a scientist need to do good research? The science support staff at FLI

The Scientific Support Staff includes employees who work directly for science. These include, among others, the technical assistants, research engineers, technicians and scientific assistants in both laboratories and facilities, as well as the animal caretakers, veterinarians, animal welfare officers and work preparers in animal husbandry.

The Science Support Staff at FLI as a service provider for science is an important part of the research institute. This is why we also need experts in this area to strengthen our already excellent team even more.

Science Support Staff tasks are diverse, very extensive and multifaceted. They support the scientists in numerous operational processes and actively help to develop the structures and processes of the institute. In addition, they assist researchers, lecturers and students by providing a wide range of information, advice and services. To fulfill these responsible tasks requires proven expertise on the part of the staff, which must also keep up with constantly changing requirements.

The continuous adaptation of staff to new developments in their respective professions and research-specific qualifications is therefore of great importance and is ensured by continuing professional development on the job or through participation in internal and external training. It is intended to contribute to the maintenance and improvement of professional skills as well as to open up prospects for professional development for employees.

The Scientific Support Staff and Core Facilities enable the provision of enduring expertise and the use of cutting-edge, high-tech scientific methods and equipment over a long period of time.

In addition to excellently equipped workplaces, we offer our employees a pleasant, family-friendly working atmosphere in an innovative and international environment. With the opportunity to use one's personal strengths and to develop professionally, interesting career perspectives arise for our employees.

Vacancies - Scientific Supporting Staff


Diana Kirchhof
Head of Human Resources
+49 3641 65-6353