Research Technician - Molecular Biology
Location:Heidelberg, Germany
Staff Category:Staff Member
Contract Duration:3 years
Grading:4, 5 or 6; depending on experience and qualifications
Closing Date:29 January 2017
Reference Number:HD_01021

Job Description

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the highest ranked scientific research organisations in the world. The Headquarters Laboratory is located in Heidelberg (Germany), with additional sites in Grenoble (France), Hamburg (Germany), Hinxton (UK) and Monterotondo (Italy).

EMBL is looking for a research technician to join the group of Dr. Pierre Neveu in the Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit. The Neveu group studies the dynamics of stem cell differentiation at the single cell level both in vitro (mouse embryonic stem cells) and in vivo (mouse) using fluorescent reporters. The research technician will perform standard molecular biology techniques, mammalian cell culture and biochemistry approaches in support of research studies in the Neveu group. Support for mouse embryonic stem cell culture of the group is an essential task of the job. In addition, the research technician will be in charge of the overall laboratory organization.

Qualifications and Experience

Applicants should have an appropriate university degree or an education as a research technician. Applicants should have an extensive experience in mammalian cell culture and molecular biology. Familiarity with ES culture will be appreciated. The successful candidate should be able to work independently, be very well organized and reliable and enjoy working in an international team within a highly collaborative atmosphere. Excellent communication skills and fluency in English are required. Familiarity with molecular cloning softwares is required.

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Additional Information

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation.

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