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Research Technician

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) - Dodonova Group

About the team/job

The EMBL Heidelberg is recruiting a research technician to join the newly established group of Dr. Svetlana Dodonova in the Structural and Computational Biology Unit.

The Dodonova group studies the principles of chromatin 3D organization in Archaea using a combination of structural biochemistry of reconstituted samples, and cryo electron microscopy of cells.
The successful candidate will play an important role in setting up and maintaining the smooth operation of the research lab, and will have the opportunity to participate in research projects as part of a team.  

Your role

  • General lab management and organization: managing inventories and stocks of samples, reagents, equipment and materials, ordering, point of contact for sales and facilities.
  • Training new lab members in standard laboratory techniques and use of lab equipment.
  • Conducting experiments in the area of standard molecular biology (cloning, PCR, etc.), standard biochemistry (protein expression and purification), documentation of protocols and results.
  • Scientific support for Archaea culturing, including under anaerobic conditions.

You have

  • Undergraduate or advanced degree from accredited university or technical school.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Experience in microbiology.
  • Experience in standard molecular biology techniques (cloning, PCR, etc.).
  • Ability to speak and write fluently in English, which is the working language at EMBL.

You might also have

  • Previous experience working as a lab research technician.
  • Experience or a wish to learn standard biochemistry techniques (protein expression and purification).
  • Experience in anaerobic culturing of microorganisms.
  • Ability to speak and write in German at intermediate or fluent level.

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, as well as financial support for relocation and installation, including your family.

What else you need to know

EMBL is located in Heidelberg, which is a beautiful and vibrant international city.

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

The interviews are planned for the first two weeks of September 2021.

Location: Heidelberg - Germany
Salary: Technical Officer (gr. 4-6)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 16th July 2021
Closes: 5th August 2021
Job Ref: HD02003
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