Research Technician
Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Staff Category: Staff Member
Contract Duration: 2 years
Grading: 4, 5 or 6; depending on experience and qualifications
Closing Date: 23 May 2021
Reference Number: HD01972
We are looking for a Research Technician to join the group of Dr. Jonas Ries in the Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit. The Ries group develops novel superresolution microscopy methods and applies them to various biological systems.

Your role

The Research Technician in a leading role will be responsible for managing the lab. They will provide guidance and training in cell and molecular biology and microscopy, support all group members in their research projects and independently will carry out own research projects. The research technicians’ tasks involve mammalian and yeast cell culture, application of various biochemical and molecular biology methods, sample preparation and advanced optical microscopy. In addition, they will be responsible for alignment and service of the custom superresolution microscopes and for the IT infrastructure in the lab.  

You have

Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent in biology or biophysics. Experience in biochemistry, molecular biology and super-resolution microscopy is essential, programming experience is desired. The successful candidate brings already a high expertise that is relevant for the job, is able to work independently and reliably, is able to acquire new skills efficiently, is very well organized and enjoys working in an international team within a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative atmosphere. Good communication and interpersonal skills as well as a solid knowledge of English 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 do I 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 1800 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome. Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review. Please apply online through: www.embl.org/jobs