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Laboratory Officer/ Research Technician

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) - Developmental Biology

About the team/job

The Developmental Biology Unit at EMBL Heidelberg is seeking to recruit a research staff member to work in the Rapti group with responsibilities of Laboratory officer/ Research Technician.

Research in the Rapti group focuses on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of nervous system development, glia-neuron morphogenesis and interactions in neural circuits in vivo. Commonly used methodologies include advanced genetics, molecular and imaging approaches, genome engineering. The principal model of use is Caenorhabditis elegans. Future work may involve other approaches, including mouse imaging.

We are searching for a highly motivated staff member who would make core scientific contributions in research projects, manage laboratory supplies and databases and interface lab collaborations. The work will be carried out in an international, collaborative environment, with possibilities to acquire new skills. 

Your role

The successful candidate can participate in the following:

Scientific Research

  • perform research for your own project and collaborative projects
  • establish and improve experimental pipelines (imaging, molecular biology/ genomics)
  • present their work in internal group meetings, potentially external conferences

Lab Management/ Training

  • manage laboratory supplies and databases
  • support ongoing scientific projects in the lab and train members in lab’s methodology
  • interface with other groups and facilities

The techniques employed in the Rapti lab include:

  • C. elegans and cell lines, culture, genetics, transgenesis, genome engineering
  • Cell biology, in vivo imaging (e.g. confocal spinning disk/ light-sheet microscopy, etc)
  • Molecular biology and Biochemistry (e.g. cloning, PCR, Western blotting, etc) 

You have

  • Undergraduate or advanced degree in life science from accredited university or technical school
  • very good working knowledge in English (fluency spoken and written)
  • Ideally one or more years of experience in relevant laboratory research
  • dynamic, highly motivated, and solution-oriented work attitude
  • strong organizational skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • experience in molecular biology, imaging techniques, data analysis 

You might also have

  • Experience in working with C. elegans
  • knowledge of German are valuable  

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 1700 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. 

EMBL is a signatory of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). We support fair and responsible research assessment, which includes its recruitment and performance assessment processes. We recognize a range of research outputs, discourage inappropriate use of proxies such as journal impact factors, and value research outputs based on their intrinsic merit.

Please apply online.

Location: Heidelberg - Germany
Salary: Grade 4, 5 or 6; depending on experience and qualifications
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th September 2022
Closes: 29th September 2022
Job Ref: HD02278
 
   
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