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  • Job Type
    Internship / Part Time
  • Category
    Research & Science
  • Languages
    English Dutch
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
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    • Date Posted
      August 11,2021
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    Research Technician

    Are you interested to join an international and dynamic research team? The newly-established Genome Biology & Epigenetics group is currently looking for new members.

    As a Research Technician, you will play an important role in supporting a dynamic group of researchers. Your activities will involve versatile and interesting tasks including, but not limited to, conducting and troubleshooting experiments, supporting researchers in various projects, establishing and optimizing lab protocols, ordering and maintaining laboratory supplies, and serving as a contact point for all group members. The position offers possibilities to grow and expand beyond the listed tasks.


    We are looking for an enthusiastic, supportive technician with organizational skills and an open mind, willing to learning new skills. In addition you:

    • hold a lab technician (minimally HBO in the Dutch system) or an academic degree (BSc/MSc/PhD in molecular biology or a related field);
    • have experience and interest in DNA/protein techniques and/or cell culture;
    • like to organize lab matters;
    • are organized, efficient and proactive;
    • are apt at learning new techniques;
    • are able to work in an international team;
    • have good communication and English language skills.


    We offer a temporary position (0.8 FTE) for one year in an international working environment with an opportunity for permanent employment. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranges between €2.656 and €4.012 (scale 8/9 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year. In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). Here you'll find more information about working at Utrecht University.

    More information about working at the Faculty of Science can be found here.

    Over de organisatie

    The new research division of Genome Biology & Epigenetics (GBE) will start in November 2021 at the Department of Biology of Utrecht University. The GBE aims to answer fundamental questions of molecular biology such as: “How are genes switched on and off” and “What defines the identity of a cell?”. Towards this, we combine various experimental strategies, including genome and epigenome engineering, genome-wide studies, proteomics, single-cell measurements and computational modelling. Your position will be central for successfully answering these questions.

    The GBE is embedded withing the Institute of Biodynamics and Biocomplexity - an inspiring and highly interactive scientific environment covering various disciplines ranging from Developmental Biology, Cell Biology, Neurobiology, Biophysics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.

    At the Faculty of Science there are 6 departments to make a fundamental connection with: Biology, Chemistry, Information and Computing Sciences, Mathematics, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Physics. Each of these is made up of distinct institutes that work together to focus on answering some of humanity’s most pressing problems. More fundamental still are the individual research groups – the building blocks of our ambitious scientific projects.

    Utrecht University is a friendly and ambitious university. We love to welcome new scientists to our city – a thriving cultural hub that is consistently rated as one of the world’s happiest cities. We are renowned for our innovative interdisciplinary research and our emphasis on inspirational research and excellent education. We are equally well-known for our informal atmosphere and the can-do mentality of our people. This lively and inspiring academic environment attracts professors, researchers and PhD candidates from all over the globe, making both the University and the Faculty of Science a vibrant international and wonderfully diverse community.

    Aanvullende informatie If you have any questions that you would like us to answer, please contact dr. Tuncay Baubec via e-mail to or Questions about the application procedure? Send an email to
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