Technician Cell Culture At VIB - KU Leuven Switch Laboratory

Leuven VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research

21 Apr 2021

Leuven

VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research

Frederic Rousseau and Joost Schymkowitz Lab

Technical Support

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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 http://www.switchlab.org/

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].

Profile

  • 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.