The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University.
To sustain its continuous development, the University of Luxembourg has a new job opening within its Interdisciplinary Centre the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB):
Laboratory Technician (m/f)
- Ref :. P4-140062
- Permanente contract
- Full time position ( 40h/pw)
- Employee status
- Start date: immediate
The new colleague is member of the Clinical and Experimental Neuroscience laboratory (Head: Prof. Dr. Rejko Krüger) with a longstanding expertise in the field of functional neurogenomics in Parkinson’s disease (PD). The Laboratory technician will be involved in the organization of the lab (ordering, supply), perform experiments, get trained and maintain lab automation (automated pipetting, cell culture) and analyze results to assist in research and development of cellular models of Parkinson’s disease (human cell lines, fibroblasts, induced pluripotent stem cells) at LCSB.
- Conduct cultures of human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells)
- Extract DNA, RNA, proteins from iPS cells. These will be used for subsequent analyses including transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics
- Perform molecular biology experiments such as plasmid construction, cloning, PCR, qPCR
- Perform various biochemical assays and protein purifications
- Conduct immunofluorescence stainings of various cell types.
- Perform differentiation of iPS cells into various lineages, including dopaminergic neurons.
- Place orders for lab supply and inventory for laboratory use
- Make-up and maintain stock/working chemical solutions and growth media.
- Instruct novel members of the group in terms of organisation and safety regulations
- Maintain a clean laboratory setting
- Keep a record of current projects in a well-organised lab book
- A technical degree or equivalent (Bachelor level) in molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, bioengineering, biology or similar
- Min 5 years of relevant experience
- Excellent organizational skills
- Team player with good communication skills
- Good computer skills for standard software (Excel, Word, etc)
- Flexible regarding research stays in collaborators’ research laboratories
- Good working knowledge of English; good level in French or German is a strong advantage
- An enthusiastic interdisciplinary team of basic scientists and clinical researchers in the area of Parkinson’s disease/Neurodegeneration
- Opportunity to participate in the development of new concepts for the understanding and modulation of Parkinson’s disease as a common disorder
- An exciting international research environment
If you are ready for a new challenge within the LCSB, please submit your application online (letter of motivation, CV) before 15 June 2018.
The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.