European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

Research Associate

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

Heidelberg, Germany

About the team/job

EMBL (European Molecular Biology Laboratory) is looking for a research associate to join the Genomics Core Facility (GeneCore) team at its main Laboratory in Heidelberg to participate in genomics projects carried out in collaboration with Cellzome/GSK located on campus. The selected candidate will work in the interdisciplinary environment connecting genomics, light microscopy and flow cytometry.

Your role

  • Complete experimental handling (manual/automated) of samples for next-generation sequencing applications

  • Organization, management and execution of complete single-cell genomics experimental workflows, including cell preparations and primary data analyses

  • Active interactions with the flow cytometry core facility (FCCF) and light microscopy core facility (ALMF) including ability to operate independently (upon training) instrumentation required for single-cell genomics tasks

  • Interactions with Cellzome/GSK genomics teams

  • Development and implementation of new methods for single-cell genomics analyses including their automation

  • Active participation in training activities provided by GeneCore, FCCF and ALMF

You have

The ideal applicant has a PhD degree, a solid experience in single-cell genomics laboratory techniques and preparation of samples for NGS sequencing. For the position, extensive prior experience in molecular biology, genomics and practical knowledge of instrumentation and its operation are indispensable. A documented track record in methods’ development is desirable.

Strong organizational, problem solving, and communication skills along with the ability to interact in English and to work in the international team are essential.

You might also have

Experience in programming and biocomputing will be considered a strong advantage.


Why join us

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. The remuneration package comprises from a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial support for relocation and installation, including your family and the availability of an excellent child care facility on campus.

What else you need to know

This position is supported by GSK grant and will run initially for three years. GSK and EMBL have signed a collaboration agreement to enhance understanding of disease and drug mechanisms and advance early drug discovery.

EMBL is Europe’s flagship laboratory for the life sciences established in 1974 and supported by 26 member states. We perform fundamental research in molecular biology, studying the story of life, and offer services to the scientific community; train the next generation of scientists and strive to integrate the life sciences across Europe.

Cellzome is a leader in chemo-proteomics, a technology that monitors the interaction of small molecules with their protein targets under close-to-physiological conditions, directly in cells or tissues. Cellzome was founded in 2000 as a spin-off of EMBL and is located on the EMBL campus in Heidelberg, Germany. About 65 scientists and technical staff working at Cellzome representing 15 different nationalities and covering a variety of skill sets, ranging from physics and informatics to biology and chemistry. Cellzome is fully owned by GSK.

Interviews are planned for 28 June 2019.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: embl-HD01518