European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

Research Technician

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

Heidelberg, Germany

About the team/job

We are looking for a Research Technician to join the group of Dr. Jonas Ries in the Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit. The Ries group develops novel superresolution microscopy methods and applies them to various biological systems.

Your role

The Research Technician will directly participate in the research projects and will be responsible for training and providing technical assistance for students and postdoctoral fellows in the group. The research technicians’ tasks involve mammalian and yeast cell culture, application of various biochemical and molecular biology methods, sample preparation and advanced optical microscopy. In addition, the Research Technician will be in charge of the general organization of the laboratory.

You have

Applicants should have completed appropriate technical school training or hold a university degree in biological sciences. Candidates with MSc, PhD or equivalent degrees are welcome, as the grade will be commensurate with experience. Experience in biochemistry and molecular biology is essential, and expertise in yeast biology, high-throughput screening and optical microscopy is desired but not strictly necessary. The successful candidate is able to work independently and reliably, is able to acquire new skills efficiently, is very well organized and enjoys working in an international team within a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative atmosphere. Good communication and interpersonal skills as well as a solid knowledge of English are essential.

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 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 do I need to know

We are Europe’s flagship research laboratory for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with more than 1800 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome.

Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.

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Quote Reference: embl-HD01647