About the team/jobThe Kowalinski lab at the EMBL Grenoble seeks to recruit a biological laboratory technician on a time-limited contract from April to end of September 2019. Our laboratory focusses on the structural und functional characterization of protein complexes in RNA editing and modification. In the lab, we reconstitute recombinantly produced protein complexes but also purify them directly from the cellular source. The purified complexes are subjected to x-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy for structural analysis. We analyse their functions by biochemical and biophysical methods.
Your roleThe successful candidate would be responsible for providing technical support for all projects running in the laboratory. This would include overseeing day to day operations, maintaining supplies, servicing equipment and managing orders. Additionally to the technical support, the successful candidate will carry out research tasks in the lab, such as cloning, cell culture, protein purification, and protein crystallisation.
You haveThe applicant should have a technical or master degree in biochemistry or a related field and excellent skills in molecular biology, including cloning, expression and purification of proteins and master protein expression in E.coli. Experience with cell culture would be a plus. Fluency in English is mandatory, since we are an international team and the working language is English. The suitable candidate should be highly motivated to contribute to our research projects; be able to work independently as well as in a team and have very good organisational skills.
Why join usWhy not! Well, 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. Scientists at EMBL Grenoble are provided with an invaluable resource of technical know-how and access to the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, which produces ultra-intense X–ray beams.
What else do I need to knowWe 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 1600 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome. Our mission is to offer vital services in training scientists, students and visitors at all levels; to develop new instruments and methods in the life sciences and actively engage in technology transfer activities, and to integrate European life science research. For any informal inquiries please contact Eva Kowalinski: firstname.lastname@example.org Prospective start date: 01.04.2019