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Laboratory Technician

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The University of Luxembourg has the following vacancy in the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB):
 
Laboratory Technician (m/f)
  • Fixed-term contract 24 month, 40h/week
  • Employee status (start date: as soon as possible)
  • Ref. : I1R-DIR-NEU-140000
 
Area: Functional studies of Parkinson’s disease associated genes in patient-based cellular models
 
Your Role
The incumbent 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). She/he is in charge of maintenance of cell culture, especially patient-based models including inducible pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) and their differentiation to neuronal cells. Moreover she will perform high throughput screens on a high content imaging system to study the effect of small compunds on PD associated cellular phenotypes. This pilot project in collaboration with Khondrion is foreseen for a period of 6 months and driven by the milestones specified below.
 
Your tasks:
 
  • RNA/DNA extraction, cloning of plasmids and viral constructs
  • Real time PCR, Sequencing
  • Western blotting, immunoprecipitations
  • Cell culture (cell lines, primary cells, iPSC maintenance and differentiation)
  • FACS-based analyses for cellular phenotypes
  • Measurements of mitochondrial function via Seahorse technology
  • Optimization of workflows for high throughput screens (Opera system)
  • Contribution to general laboratory organisation (ordering, maintenance)
 
 
Your profile
  • A technical degree or equivalent in molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, bioengineering, biology or similar
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Good computer skills for standard software (Excel, Word, etc)
  • Flexible regarding research stays in collaborators’ research laboratories
  • Good working knowledge of English is an advantage
 
We offer
  • 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
 
The University is an equal opportunity employer.
 
Further Information
Applications (in English) should contain the following documents:
  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter mentioning the reference number
  • Name and addresses of three referees
 
 
Please apply online until 31st August 2015 via the following link:  http://emea3.mrted.ly/r7te
 

 
 

Contact detail


How to apply:
Please apply online until 31st August 2015 via the following link:  http://emea3.mrted.ly/r7te
 
Send application to
Rejko Krüger

Job profile


Working hours
Full-Time
Contract duration
Temporary
Type of job
Specialist
Work experience
job experience is not required
Region
Luxembourg
Working place
1511 Luxembourg
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences