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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Research & Science
  • Languages
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
    • Province
    • Date Posted
      December 22,2021
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    Histology Lab Technician (0.5 FTE)

    Histology Lab Technician

    • Employment: 0.5 FTE
    • Gross monthly salary: € 2,310 - € 3,606
    • Faculty of Science
    • Required background: Higher Vocational Education Degree +
    • Application deadline: 20 January 2022

    Are you eager to work in a dynamic and international research environment? As Histology Lab Technician, you will strengthen our collaborative research within the Donders Centre for Neuroscience. You will perform and contribute to histology and other experimental projects in a safe and effective way.

    As Histology Lab Technician responsible for the management of our histology facility you will strengthen our collaborative research team within the Donders Centre for Neuroscience (DCN) where the lingua franca is English. You will perform and contribute to histology and other experimental projects to guarantee the best results. You will independently prepare and perform experimental work in a safe and effective way with a 'first time right attitude', using state-of-the-art protocols. You will also advise other users of the unit. You will help write protocols whenever new techniques are applied. You should be able to interpret, analyse and report the results of experiments and take care of the laboratory equipment used. Furthermore, you will fulfil different team roles and ensure accurate completion of documentation (laboratory notebooks and logs).


    • You are a highly motivated, enthusiastic, critical, creative and team-oriented individual with a particular interest in neurobiology and a positive can-do attitude.
    • You are a professional in the area of life sciences, biology, biomedical sciences or a related discipline at senior secondary vocational (mbo) or higher professional (hbo) degree level.
    • You have at least two years of experience in histology.
    • We are looking for people with plenty of initiative, who like to learn and work in multidisciplinary teams in an innovative laboratory environment.

    We are

    The Donders Centre for Neuroscience (DCN) is one of the six research institutes of the Faculty of Science of Radboud University (Nijmegen, Netherlands). The main aim of DCN is to understand the complex neural networks underlying perceptual, motor and cognitive brain functions. We study these networks by employing experimental as well as computational approaches.

    DCN is part of the world-renowned Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, a world-class interfaculty neuroscience institute with a lively and interactive culture housing more than 800 researchers devoted to understanding the mechanistic underpinnings of the human mind. Research at the Donders Institute is focused around four themes:
    1. Language and Communication
    2. Perception, Action, Decision Making
    3. Development and Lifelong Plasticity
    4. Natural Computing and Neurotechnology

    Excellent, state-of-the-art research facilities are available for the broad range of neuroscience research that is being conducted at the Donders Institute. The Donders Institute has been assessed by an international evaluation committee as 'excellent' and recognised as a 'very stimulating environment for top researchers, as well as for young talent'. The Donders Institute fosters a collaborative, multidisciplinary, supportive research environment with a diverse international staff. English is the lingua franca at the Institute.

    Radboud University
    We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 24,000 students and 5,600 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!

    We offer

    • Employment for 0.5 FTE.
    • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €2,310 and a maximum of €3,606 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 8).
    • You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
    • It concerns a temporary contract for an initial period of one year, followed by a permanent contract upon positive evaluation.
    • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
    • Working for us means getting extra days off. In case of full-time employment, you can choose between 29 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the legally allotted 20.

    Additional employment conditions
    Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions. You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.

    Would you like more information?

    For questions about the position, please contact Dr Sharon Kolk, Associate Professor at or +31 6 30 28 95 46.

    Practical information and applications

    You can apply until 20 January 2022, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Dr Sharon Kolk. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:

    • A letter of motivation (one page).
    • Your CV, including course grades.
    Written applications will be evaluated, and selected applicants will be invited to a Zoom interview. Ultimately, a further selection of applicants will be invited to visit us. The visit will include an introduction to several DCN groups with whom you will be collaborating, one-to-one meetings, a tour of the laboratory facilities, and an interview.

    The first round of interviews will take place in the third week of January. You would preferably begin employment as soon as possible.

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