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European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) - Development Biology

About the team/job

The Ephrussi group at EMBL Heidelberg is recruiting a technical / research assistant. The group’s research addresses mechanisms of mRNA transport and translational control in Drosophila using biochemistry, genetics, live and high-resolution imaging. We are recruiting a technical / research assistant in our team.

The ideal candidate will participate in projects in collaboration with other team members, including pre- and postdoctoral researchers.

Your role

Responsibilities may include:

  • Ensuring the maintenance and/or the amplification of the group’s fly stocks.
  • Cloning of constructs e.g. for transgenesis, transfection or protein expression.
  • Cell culture.
  • Protein expression and purification from bacterial and/or insect cell culture.
  • Assessing the quality of reagents (e.g. antibodies).
  • The production of transgenic Drosophila lines (cloning, CRISPR / Cas9, fly crosses, genotyping).
  • Inventory and order management, organization of common tasks, point of contact for sales and facilities, etc.

You have

Desired skills:

  • Team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and rigorously.
  • Experience in Drosophila genetics, micro-injection, molecular biology (genotyping, cloning, RNA extraction, etc.), RNA in situ hybridization, and confocal imaging would be advantageous.
  • Ability to communicate (spoken and written) fluently in English (lab’s working language).

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: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 3rd June 2021
Closes: 15th July 2021
Job Ref: HD01986
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