Technical Support officer
Location: Grenoble, France
Staff Category: Supernumerary
Contract Duration: 0/3
Grading: 5
Closing Date: 7 October 2020
Reference Number: GR00151
A technical support position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Wojciech Galej at EMBL Grenoble, France for a fixed term of 3 months with the possibility of extension. We are looking for a motivated individual to join the team investigating the structure and function of large RNA-protein complexes. Our group is interested in various aspects of gene expression, including pre-mRNA splicing, snRNP biogenesis, and other related processes. We are using a multidisciplinary approach to tackle complex biochemical problems by combining cryo-EM, X-ray crystallography, and other biochemical and biophysical methods.  

Your role

• Ensuring smooth functioning of the laboratory • Providing technical assistance to all group members • Taking care of the essential laboratory equipment • Preparing media, solutions and restocking consumables • Ordering consumables and other laboratory supplies • Taking care of the communications with external service providers • Organising and keeping up-to-date all laboratory protocols and databases • Depending on qualifications, conducting own research project  

You have

• A degree from a technical school or university in biochemistry or molecular biology • Extensive experience in experimental work in a molecular biology laboratory • Ability to design, conduct and troubleshoot experiments • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a team • High motivation and pro-active attitude • Ability to communicate in English as a working language  

Why join us

EMBL is one of the world’s leading research organizations in biomedical science. The Headquarters Laboratory is located in Heidelberg, with additional sites in Grenoble, Hamburg, Hinxton, Rome, and Barcelona. EMBL Grenoble enables access to state-of-the-art structural biology technologies with the local EM facility being equipped with the T12 microscope and 200kV Glacios/Falcon III. Additionally, we have regular access to high-end microscopes at EMBL Heidelberg and ESRF. Other facilities include ESRF synchrotron X-ray beamlines, neutron scattering at the ILL, high-field NMR at the IBS as well as mammalian and insect cell facilities, biophysical platform, confocal microscopy, and high-throughput crystallization platforms. In addition to local instrumentation, we have access to all EMBL core facilities located in Heidelberg 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.  

What else you need to know

Please note that appointments on fixed-term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review. The salary and the exact responsibilities level will depend on the candidate’s profile. For all inquiries please contact Wojtek Galej (wgalej@embl.fr).