Research Technician – Köhler Group
Location:Heidelberg, Germany
Staff Category:Staff Member
Contract Duration:3 years
Grading:4, 5 or 6, depending on experience and qualifications
Closing Date:20 April 2018
Reference Number:HD_01266

Job Description

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the highest ranked scientific research organisations worldwide. The Headquarters Laboratory is located in Heidelberg (Germany), with additional sites in Barcelona (Spain), Grenoble (France), Hamburg (Germany), Hinxton near Cambridge (UK), Rome (Italy).

EMBL is offering a position as Research Technician in the research group of Dr. Simone Köhler in the Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit in its main laboratory in Heidelberg. The Köhler group uses a wide range of techniques to study chromatin organization during meiosis in C. elegans. The successful candidate will take a central role in establishing the research group. The new research technician will manage the daily laboratory operation, assist the principal investigator, and provide training for new team members. The technician should enjoy carrying out independent research projects and contribute to ongoing research in a collaborative manner.

Qualifications and Experience

Applicants should have an appropriate university degree or an education as a research technician. The ideal candidate should have extensive experience in at least one or more of the following areas: molecular biology techniques, C. elegans research, fluorescence microscopy techniques and image analysis. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, reliable, organized, able to work independently and enjoy working in an international team. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and fluency in English are required.

Application Instructions

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Additional Information

The interviews are planned for 24 May 2018.

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.

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