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Scientific Officer

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) - Genome Biology

About the team/job

Do you love doing experiments but don’t want to be a group leader/PI?

We have the job for you!

The Furlong lab is looking for a scientific officer that has great hands and loves to work in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary, cutting-edge environment. The position involves contributing to different projects in the group and also, potentially, leading your own project. Extensive experience with Drosophila genetics and confocal microscopy and excellent molecular biology expertise are essential. The work involves Drosophila genetics, CRISPR/Cas9 genetic engineering, imaging, subcloning.

The person should be able to work independently, be highly motivated and very well-organized. The Furlong lab dissects fundamental principles of genome regulation, and how it drives cell fate decisions during development, focusing on how the genome is organised and utilised during embryogenesis. As our main model system is Drosophila, the successful candidate should have extensive expertise with Drosophila genetics and imaging, to describe and quantify embryonic phenotypes.

Your role

The appointed candidate will be independent but also enjoy working in a friendly and a very interdisciplinary lab. The candidate should be motivated to help others to drive their projects forward, in addition to initiating new projects and leading collaborations. You would also help with organizational aspects of the lab, including maintenance of fly stocks and timely purchases and stocking of supplies.

You will join a highly collaborative, diverse and international team.

You have

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field in life sciences. The ideal candidate is a very skilled wet lab scientist with extensive experience in Drosophila genetics, imaging Drosophila embryos, subcloning, making CRISPR deletions, transgenes. Experience in genomics is not mandatory, but would be an advantage. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, excellent organisational skills and the ability to work as part of an international team are required. Fluency in English is essential.

You might also have

  •  Post-doctoral experience
  •  Hands-on experience with generating CRISPR lines, RNAi
  •  Experience in high resolution microscopy, beyond confocal
  •  Experience in different single cell genomics methods

Why join us

This position is a great opportunity to play important role in driving research projects in a very interdisciplinary group forward, to help Ph.D. students and post-docs in the team, and to train new researchers in the group. You will also gain knowledge of a diverse suite of experimental approaches, as well as being part of a team doing state-of the art single cell genomics and computational approaches.

We are located in Heidelberg, which is a beautiful international city in the middle of Europe. 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 you need to know

EMBL is 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 1800 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome. Our other missions are 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.

The working language of the institute is English.

Location: Heidelberg - Germany
Salary: Technical Officer (gr. 4-6)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent, Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th April 2021
Closes: 30th April 2021
Job Ref: HD01954
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