I am working as technician at the DZMB in Hamburg. My responsibilities at home and on board of RV Meteor during our IceAGE-expedition are the genetic laboratory and sorting samples from benthic samples out of different gears (e.g. epibenthic sledge and box corer). My main work in this project is to run the molecular analyses from isopods, polychaets and cnidarians. I will work in the molecular lab to prepare fresh animal tissue for the genetic analyses and do the automatic DNA extraction as well as all necessary steps for receiving the final sequences at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.