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Scientific Officer - Protein Expression and Purification Core Facility (HD01374)

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

Location: Heidelberg - Germany
Salary: Grade 4, 5 or 6; depending on qualification and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th September 2018
Closes: 12th October 2018
Job Ref: HD01374

Contract Duration: 1 year

The main goal of the Protein Expression and Purification Core Facility is to provide support to the EMBL research community regarding all types of experiments related to advanced protein expression, purification and biophysical characterization.

Your role

The most important task of the new scientific officer will be the establishment of a platform for recombinant protein expression and purification in mammalian cells. He/she will be expected to explore and optimize various methods and protocols with the aim of developing a robust and efficient pipeline adapted to the needs of our users regarding mammalian expression. Furthermore, she/he will also assist in protein expression experiments both in bacteria and insect cells and in recombinant protein purification using different chromatographic methods

You have

The minimum requirement for this position is a degree in biochemistry, molecular biology or in a closely related scientific area. Expertise in the field of protein expression in mammalian systems is essential, experience with insect cell expression would be a plus. Teamwork, good interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a varied multicultural user community are expected. Fluency in English is required.

You might also have

A profound knowledge of various chromatographic techniques would be considered a great advantage for the position.

Why join us

Why not! Well, EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. The remuneration package comprises from a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial support for relocation and installation, including your family and the availability of an excellent child care facility on campus.

What else do I need to know

We are Europe’s flagship research laboratory for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with more than 1600 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome.

Our mission is to offer vital services in training scientists, students and visitors at all levels; to develop new instruments and methods in the life sciences and actively engage in technology transfer activities, and to integrate European life science research.

Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.

Interviews are planned for 16 November 2018.

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