Are you passionate about technology and do you want to boost your career by working with advanced scientific techniques? Do you also want to contribute to a better understanding of molecular biology? Then the position of Research Technician is for you!
The Kuijpers lab has an opening for a research technician in molecular and cellular (neuro)biology to start as soon as possible on an ERC-funded project investigating the role of the neuronal endoplasmic reticulum. You will be part of our team effort in establishing and using neuron cell culture models (both primary and human IPSC-derived). In addition, you will be involved in the design and production of lentiviral and AAV viral vectors for gene transfer in cultured cells, as well as in other molecular biology approaches. Furthermore, you will fulfil different team roles and ensure accurate completion of documentation (laboratory notebooks and logs).
You are an outstanding experimentalist with experience in mammalian cell culture and molecular biology.
You are a professional in the field of life sciences, biology, biomedical sciences or a related discipline at higher professional (HBO) degree level.
Familiarity with neurobiology or with IPSC-derived cell culturing methods, CRISPR/Cas gene editing and/or virus production will be appreciated.
You possess great organisational and planning skills and the ability to work in teams.
We are a dynamic international lab, so a good command of English is essential.
You have plenty of initiative and you like to learn and work in a multidisciplinary team in an innovative laboratory environment.
We are a young, starting research group within the Department of Molecular Neurobiology that recently acquired substantial third-party funding from the European Research Council (ERC) and are therefore in the process of hiring PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers and a research technician. Our research group is part of the Donders Institute, a world-class neuroscience institute with a lively and interactive culture.
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!
It concerns an employment for 0.5 - 1.0 FTE.
The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €2,471 and a maximum of €3,336 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 7).
You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
You will be employed for an initial period of 1 year, after which your performance will be evaluated. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be temporary extended.
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 Marijn Kuijpers, Assistant Professor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Practical information and applying
You can apply until 4 September 2022, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Marijn Kuijpers. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
A letter of motivation.
Your CV, including the contact details of at least two references.
The first round of interviews will take place on Thursday 8 September. You would preferably begin employment on 1 October 2022.
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