Lab Technician with Experience in Mouse Experimentation

Antwerp VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology

16 Jun 2022

Antwerp

VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology

Renzo Mancuso Lab

Technical Support

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Description

The laboratory of Microglia and Inflammation in Neurological Diseases (MIND), headed by Renzo Mancuso, is a part of the VIB-Center for Molecular Neurology (CMN) and focuses on multiple aspects of microglial biology and neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.

We are looking for a lab technician who will join the team and provide hands-on support in tasks related to in vivo experiments in rodents, including administration of treatments, surgical procedures, as well as mouse colony maintenance.

Profile

The candidate:

  • Should have a bachelor’s degree or master's degree in neuroscience, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, biomedicine, or related disciplines
  • Should have good communication, organizational, and writing skills.
  • Should be motivated and independent, while being able to interact effectively with other members of the team.
  • Should have experience with mice and in vivo experiments.
  • Should have at least a FELASA B certificate to perform experiments with mice
  • Should be proficient in written and spoken English.

 Activities

  • General skills in molecular biology: DNA and RNA analysis, cloning, etc.
  • Genotyping and general mouse colony maintenance.
  • Mouse experiments including perfusion and tissue collection, administration of small molecules and antibodies, and surgical procedures
  • Data documentation in electronic format
  • Maintenance of general lab supplies

We offer

  • Full-time position with a contract of one year.  After a positive evaluation, this can be prolonged into an open-ended contract.
  • 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 an exciting, international working environment, cutting-edge science, and high-end equipment, all surrounded by a wonderful team that will make you feel like home.

We also provide a highly interactive environment and ample training opportunities for your career development. 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).

For more information: please contact renzo.mancuso@uantwerpen.vib.be