We are the Computational Neurobiology lab and address fundamental questions in chromatin organization, epigenetics and brain biology. We develop machine learning approaches for large-scale data integration and reconstruct cis-regulatory networks to understand how a cell “chooses” its fate. In particular, we focus on the role of chromatin organization in neuronal cell fate specification and neurodegenerative disease, aiming to bring the results of fundamental research to the clinic.
We have an open position for a technician with skills in functional genomics and the motivation to learn other techniques.
The candidate should:
- have Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry or related disciplines. Strong candidates without Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees are welcome to apply.
- have good communication, organizational and writing skills in both Dutch and English.
- be motivated and independent, while being able to interact effectively with other members of the team.
- have experience with general molecular biology techniques.
- be able to work independently in relation or lab organization
- be enthusiastic/open to working on experimental method development
- General molecular biology tasks: DNA and RNA analysis, qPCR, cloning, library preparation for sequencing, CRISPR, etc.
- Cell culture maintenance
- Data documentation in electronic format
- Maintenance of general lab supplies and ordering of consumables
- Biobanking activities
- Molecular biology method optimization and development
- Full-time position with a one-year contract with an opportunity to extend the contract after a positive evaluation
- Competitive salary and benefits
- A central position and exciting job in a dynamic, innovative and motivated team of scientists
- A stimulating and international research environment
As part of the VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology and VIB, the applicant will benefit from established collaborations and access to centralized facilities with expertise in genomics, functional genomics and cell biology, proteomics, cutting-edge microscopy, structural biology, technology development, and bioinformatics.
VIB provides a highly interactive environment and ample training opportunities for its researchers. In addition, the VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology is located in the city of Antwerp, the capital of Flanders, offering a culturally and historically rich, and ethnically diverse environment.
Starting date: as soon as possible
How to apply?
Please complete the online application procedure and include a detailed CV, a motivation letter describing your interests and contact details of referees (if available).