Lab Technician @ ​The Laboratory of proteolytic mechanisms mediating neurodegeneration

Leuven VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research

14 Jul 2022


VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research

Lucia Chavez Gutierrez Lab

Technical Support


20 Jul 2022

The Laboratory of proteolytic mechanisms mediating neurodegeneration is part of the VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research at the University of Leuven and investigates the molecular mechanisms underlying Alzheimer’s disease pathogenicity.

We are looking for a junior lab technician to join a team of post-docs and Ph.D. students to provide hands-on support in tasks related to molecular biology, protein expression and purification and cell culture.


  • You hold a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Laboratory Technology (specialization: Pharmaceutical and Biological Laboratory Technology), Biomedical Sciences, Biology, Chemistry or equivalent
  • You are well organized and able to accurately document your work
  • You are able to work independently and perform well in a team
  • You communicate effectively
  • You are proficient in written and spoken English. You preferably also master the Dutch language
  • You have experience in general molecular biology techniques and tissue culture


  • Molecular biology tasks, including bacteria transformation, DNA extraction, DNA and protein gels, western blotting, etc
  • Cell culture tasks that include the maintenance of mammalian and insect cell cultures, cell transfection and transduction methodologies
  • Protein expression, purification and characterization tasks, including immunoaffinity- and chromatography- based methods, mutagenesis
  • Documentation of results in electronic format
  • General support to the lab and maintenance of general lab supplies and stocks

We offer

  • Access to state-of-the-art infrastructure 
  • A stimulating international research environment
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Full-time open-ended contract
  • Starting Date: as soon as possible, the position is immediately available

How to apply?

Interested candidates are invited to submit their candidacy in English through the VIB online application tool.

A complete application file should contain the following documents:

  • Detailed CV
  • Motivation letter describing your previous job experience
  • Names and contact information of 3 references

For further information and questions, please send an email to Lucia Chavez (

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VIB values diversity - in backgrounds and in experiences. The institute needs people from all backgrounds and ways of life to help build a thriving scientific environment. VIB is therefore looking for candidates who are not only strong in their own aptitudes but care deeply about supporting each other's growth. VIB's collaborators are people with different strengths, experiences and backgrounds, who share a passion for science that generates impact in science and in society. Diversity not only includes race and gender identity, but also nationality, age, disability status, sexual orientation, religion and many other parts of ones identity. All of VIB's employees' points of view are key to its success, and inclusion is everyone's responsibility.