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Research Technician

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

Location: Heidelberg - Germany
Salary: Grade 4, 5, or 6; depending on experience and qualifications.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd May 2019
Closes: 28th June 2019
Job Ref: HD01547

About the team/job

We are looking for a Research Technician to join the group of Dr. Kyung Min Noh in the Genome Biology Unit at the EMBL Heidelberg, Germany. Our group studies chromatin mechanism in relation to the neurodevelopmental process and brain disorders. 

Your role

This position will participate in specific research projects involving human induced pluripotent stem cells and mouse embryonic stem cell, alone and in collaboration with other lab members. The position is also responsible for general laboratory management, including administration of lab resources, purchases, scheduling lab duties, and training of new group members.

You have

  • Master or Ph.D. degree in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry or a related field and experience as a lab technician or equivalent related research experience.
  • Experience in human induced pluripotent stem cell and mouse embryonic stem cell cultures and differentiation to other cell lineages is essential.
  • Experience in molecular biology techniques (e.g., cloning, DNA, and RNA extraction) is preferred.
  • Experience in high-throughput technologies (e.g., CRISPR screens, next-generation sequencing, single cell sequencing) is a plus.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment.
  • Excellent time management, organization, and communications skills.
  • High attention to detail, accuracy, and punctuality.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office is beneficial. 

You might also have

This position requires flexibility in work schedule (e.g., willingness to occasionally work weekends to maintain cells and accomplish projects). This position is expected to attend regular supervision meeting with the group leader and lab members.

Why join us

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 a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits, and the availability of an excellent child care facility on campus. 

What else you 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 mid-July.

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