Laboratory Technician
University of Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg  
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source : Academic Media Group International AB

The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character .

It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching , is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education.

The University s core asset is its well-connected world-class academic staff which will attract the most motivated, talented and creative students and young researchers who will learn to enjoy taking up challenges and develop into visionary thinkers able to shape society.

Within the University, the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) is a highly interdisciplinary research centre (IC), integrating experimental biology and computational biology approaches in order to develop the foundation of a future predictive, preventive and personalized medicine.

Area : Microbial culture, Mammalian cell culture, Protein expression and purification, Protein structure, Enzymology, Metabolomics.

The Enzymology & Metabolism Group at the LCSB is looking to hire a highly motivated and talented laboratory technician to contribute to research projects deciphering structure-function relationships of enzymes with biomedical relevance, in international collaboration with an academic structural biology partner.

Your Role

Plan and perform laboratory experiments, analyse results, assist with results dissemination, ensure laboratory maintenance and order supplies to contribute to a successful implementation of the planned research.

Important technical competencies and tasks include :

  • Mammalian cell culture
  • Cell transfection / transduction for gene silencing / overexpression
  • Molecular biology techniques, including cloning and (q)PCR
  • Preparation of DNA samples for sequencing and analysis of sequencing results
  • Metabolite and RNA extraction, and sample preparation for metabolomics and cDNA synthesis
  • Perform protein expression and purifications
  • Perform enzymatic assays and protein purifications
  • Assist with omics data analyses
  • Make up and maintain stock / working chemical solutions, growth media, bacterial and yeast glycerol stocks, mammalian cell banks
  • Maintain various equipment pieces including FPLC protein purifier, UHPLC, fridges / freezers, pH-meter
  • Maintain a clean laboratory setting (glassware cleaning, waste disposal ) and refill general consumable stocks
  • Order, gather, inventory, and stock supplies for laboratory use
  • Keep a record of current projects in a well-organized lab notebook
  • Your Profile

  • A Master’s degree in (bio)chemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology or similar
  • Experience with microbial and mammalian cell culture, molecular biology techniques, biochemical assays, protein purification, HPLC, and mass spectrometry
  • Excellent organizational skills and solid computer skills will be required
  • Strong communication skills and English writing and speaking skills will be essential
  • We offer

  • Participation in a collaborative and interdisciplinary project
  • Competitive remuneration; contract subject to public national security system benefits
  • A dynamic, exciting and equal opportunity international research environment
  • In Short

  • Contract Type : Fixed Term Contract 24 Month
  • Work Hours : Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location : Belval
  • Earliest starting date : 15 May 2021
  • Internal Title : Lab technician
  • Job Reference : UOL04008
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