Junior Laboratory Technician

Leuven VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research

13 Jun 2024

Leuven

VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research

Lucia Chavez Gutierrez Lab

Technical Support

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About us

The Laboratory of Proteolytic Mechanisms Mediating Neurodegeneration, which is part of the VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, is committed to advancing scientific knowledge and innovation in the field of Alzheimer’s disease.

We are a team of (international) postdocs and PhD students interested in deciphering the molecular mechanisms underlying Alzheimer’s disease pathogenicity, and we are looking for a lab technician to support our scientific research and experimentation.

Job Description

We are seeking a motivated and detail-oriented individual to join our team as a (junior) Laboratory Technician. In this role, you will work closely with postdoctoral researchers and PhD students to conduct experiments, assist in data collection and analysis as well as support laboratory management. Recording experimental observations, measurements, and data in electronic laboratory notebooks and/or databases is also an important part of your day-to-day activities.

You will collaborate with team members to optimize experimental workflows, troubleshoot problems, and achieve project objectives. In doing this you will adhere to laboratory safety guidelines, including proper handling and disposal of hazardous materials, and maintain a clean and organized work environment.

Profile

  • You hold a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Sciences, Biology, Chemistry or equivalent;
  • You are well organized and able to accurately document your work;
  • You can work independently and perform well in a team;
  • You are proficient in written and spoken English
  • You have experience in general molecular biology techniques and tissue culture. Previous laboratory experience is not a requirement, but a plus.

We offer

  • Access to state-of-the-art infrastructure 
  • A stimulating international research environment
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • The position is initially for 12 months with the possibility of extension
  • Starting Date: as soon as possible

How to apply?

Please use the VIB HR Application tool. Applications by email will not be considered.

VIB’s research teams have a very international character (40 different nationalities in our Center), therefore we ask you to apply in English.

For more information: please contact Prof. Lucia Chávez Gutiérrez, lucia.chavezgutierrez@kuleuven.be

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 one’s identity. All of VIB’s employees’ points of view are key to its success, and inclusion is everyone's responsibility.