Lab Technician for single-cell sequencing and gene therapy research

Leuven VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research

26 Aug 2021

Leuven

VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research

Stein Aerts Lab

Technical Support

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26 Aug 2021

                                                                                           

Description

The VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research is part of the VIB Life Sciences Institute and is embedded within the University of Leuven, which ranks among the world’s top 50 universities. At our Center, more than 300 researchers study the basic mechanisms of the central nervous system and related diseases.

The Stein Aerts Lab (www.aertslab.org) is looking for a fulltime, highly motivated and dedicated research technician. Our team works on single-cell genomics and gene regulation, combining new technologies including microfluidics, robotized work flows, next-generation sequencing, and bioinformatics. We are currently investigating new gene therapy applications supported by artificial intelligence.

The candidate will get the opportunity to train and work with a variety of experimental systems, including microfluidic chips, automated liquid handlers, state-of-the art cloning strategies, gene therapy vectors, laboratory animals, and organoids.

Profile

  • You possess a degree in Biomedical or Biological Sciences (Professional Bachelor/Master/Engineer) or equivalent. A FELASA B license for animal work is an advantage.
  • Experience with molecular biology (cloning, viral vectors), and/ or cell culture is an asset.
  • You must be meticulous, proactive, independent and self-motivated.
  • You are eager to expand your skills in new technologies.
  • You like to work in a team, you are passionate about science.
  • You are fluent in written and spoken English.

We offer

  • Access to state-of-the-art infrastructure 
  • Learn new state of the art and pioneering techniques and tools , from single-cell analysis to neurobiology
  • A stimulating international research environment
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Open-ended contract

Starting date: as soon as possible

How to apply?

Please complete the online application procedure and include a detailed CV and motivation letter.

For more information: stein.aerts@kuleuven.be