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Lab Manager

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) - Structural & Computational Biology

About the team/job

EMBL is seeking to recruit a Lab Manager in the Structural and Computational Biology Unit at EMBL Heidelberg. The position is available in the group of the Head of the Unit, Dr. Christoph W. Müller. Interests of the group are mechanisms of transcriptional regulation in eukaryotes. A particular focus of the group is the structural biology of transcription complexes. The group uses cryo-EM as principal technique combined with other structural, biochemical and biophysical approaches. The Lab Manager will be involved in the production, biochemical and biophysical characterization of proteins and protein complexes, as well as the overall organization of the laboratory. 

Your role

The Lab Manager will provide support in management and organization of the group of the Head of the SCB Unit and in addition will support the wet-lab activities of the Unit

Scientific Research

  • Participation in ongoing scientific projects involving cloning, protein expression in bacteria, insect and mammalian cell lines, protein purification, biochemical and biophysical characterization of proteins and protein complexes.
  • Testing of new experimental approaches and projects in their start-up phase.

Supervision and Lab management

  • Training of new group members and visitors in technologies and protocols used in the laboratory.
  • General laboratory management, such as administration of reagent databases, ordering, instrument maintenance and scheduling.
  • Interface with EMBL's service departments including building maintenance, scientific instrument maintenance, workshops, core facilities.

Unit management

  • Regular meetings and communication with all wet-lab technicians of the Unit for the coordination of the wet-lab activities of the unit.
  • General department management, including common equipment ordering, common space organization and planning for remodeling projects.

You have

  • Experience as a research technician/research scientist with relevant education and strong expertise in molecular biology and biochemistry.
  • Broad technical, organizational, interpersonal and management skills and exceptional reliability.
  • Fluency in English and good working knowledge in German are essential.

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 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.

Initial contract is for 3 years with a possibility of renewal up to 9 years.

Location: Heidelberg - Germany
Salary: Senior Technical Officer (gr. 6-8)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 16th July 2021
Closes: 15th August 2021
Job Ref: HD02001
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