Research Technician - Maternity cover
Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Staff Category: Supernumerary
Contract Duration: 0/6 up to 0/12
Grading: 4, 5 or 6 depending on experience and qualifications
Closing Date: 31 May 2021
Reference Number: HD01963
EMBL is seeking a research technician to join Dr. Jan Korbel's group in the Genome Biology Unit. The post holder will work in a leading laboratory focusing on genomics and single cell technology-driven research projects. He/she will also work on specific research projects, alone or in collaboration with other lab members.

Your role

The post holder will be responsible for molecular biology and genomics experiments. In more detail, the successful candidate will be primarily responsible for cell culture, multiple omics and single cell sequencing techniques and quality control steps. Tasks will also include, though not be limited to, Illumina-based genomic and transcriptomic sequencing library preparation, single cell template strand sequencing (Strand-seq), work with high-throughput liquid handling/robotic systems, cell culture work, flow cytometry and cell sorting, PCR/qPCR-based validations. The high sample number from various projects will require exact documentation, and thorough experimental handling. Duties will therefore include organizational and technical assistance within the lab.

You have

The ideal applicant should hold an appropriate degree from a technical school or university (Masters or Bachelor degree or equivalent). Under specific circumstances candidates with a PhD and publications who wish to change their career path can also be considered (salary will be commensurate with experience). We are looking for an exceptionally qualified Research Technician who is well-organized, creative, highly motivated and likes to accept new challenges. Excellent communications skills and a working knowledge of English are essential. The post holder should be able to work independently, be communicative and should enjoy working in a team of young scientists within a highly collaborative atmosphere.

You might also have

Extensive prior experience in molecular biology or genomics will be considered as a plus. Familiarity with new DNA sequencing technologies (next generation sequencing), single cell technologies, and/or organoids would be an asset.

Why join us

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. You will be involved in many ongoing cutting-edge projects and activities and will collaborate with experts from the scientific community and have the possibility to acquire new state-of-the-art skills.

What else you need to know

With 27 member states, laboratories at six locations across Europe and thousands of scientists and engineers working together, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is a powerhouse of biological expertise. The intergovernmental organization, headquartered in Heidelberg, was founded in 1974 with the mission of promoting molecular biology research in Europe, training young scientists, and developing new technologies. EMBL currently employs 1800 people in Barcelona, Grenoble, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Hinxton near Cambridge (UK), and Rome. Publishing hundreds of research articles and hosting dozens of conferences every year, EMBL is pouring out biological insights, and training Europe’s future scientific talent.