Technician Cell Culture At VIB - KU Leuven Switch Laboratory

Leuven VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research

21 Apr 2021


VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research

Frederic Rousseau and Joost Schymkowitz Lab

Technical Support


About the lab

The SWITCH Laboratory is one of the leading laboratories in human disease-related protein aggregation. It is an interdisciplinary workplace, bringing together about 25 researchers from different backgrounds, such as bioinformatics, biophysics and cell biology. SWITCH has a unique platform of technologies for studying protein aggregation, including biophysical, ultrastructural and cell biological instrumentations. For a primer on who we are, what we do and our latest publications, see

Your job

We are developing novel therapeutic molecules relevant to protein aggregation diseases. We are currently focused on the proof-of-concept part of this project and need an extra pair of skilled hands for a twelve month period to boost our team. For this effort, we are looking for a technician who can focus on cell culture experiments: from growing cells and treating them with our novel molecules to performing biochemical and microscopic readouts, including use of an automated high content microscope. You will be joining a team working on a valorisation track for this technology with, in the event of a successful proof-of-concept, the opportunity to stay with the team and transfer to a new venture [a start-up company].


  • A Master in Biomedical Sciences or similar by experience
  • Extensive experience with cell culture work
  • Experience with microscopy and biochemical techniques.
  • Experience in cloning, genome editing, viral expression is a plus.
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic, critical and creative
  • The ability to work in a multidisciplinary team is a must
  • Prior experience with high content analysis is a plus

We offer

  • A versatile and challenging job
  • Applied research project with a clear valorisation goal
  • A vibrant, world-class research environment operating at an international level
  • Access to the resources of two host institutions: 
    • VIB, an excellence-based research institute
    • KU Leuven, one of Europe’s leading research universities 
  • State of the art research facilities
  • A dedicated training program to broaden your expertise and enhance your skillset
  • A competitive compensation package based on expertise and experience
  • Initial contract for 12 months, which can develop into a longer employment depending on the project outcome.

Starting Date: as soon as possible

How to apply?

For more information contact Hannah Wilkinson. Please complete the online application procedure and include a detailed CV including list of publications, a motivation letter, and the contact information of three referees.