Research Technician/ Lab Officer

European Molecular Biology Laboratory


January 1, 2022


Research Technician/ Lab Officer Location: Heidelberg, Germany

Staff Category: Staff Member Contract Duration: 3 years Grading: 4, 5 or 6 depending on experience and qualifications Closing Date: 1 January 2022 Reference Number: HD02075

The Watt group at EMBL Heidelberg is recruiting a technical / research assistant. The group's research explores cell fate decisions in adult mammalian skin, using cell culture and mouse models. Techniques include single cell RNA sequencing, computational analysis and live cell imaging. We are recruiting a technical / research assistant to support our team. The ideal candidate will participate in projects in collaboration with other team members, including pre- and postdoctoral researchers.

Your role

Responsibilities may include:

  • Ensuring maintenance of the group's mouse stocks
  • General molecular biology and protein biochemistry techniques
  • Culture of primary human epidermal cells and fibroblasts
  • Preparing and labelling tissue sections with antibodies and RNA probes
  • Inventory and order management, organization of common tasks, point of contact for sales and facilities.
  • You have
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and rigorously
  • Experience in one or more of: cell culture, mouse models, confocal microscopy, live cell imaging, histology
  • Ability to communicate (spoken and written) fluently in English (lab's working language)
  • Why join us

    This position is a great opportunity to play important role in ensuring the smooth running of the lab. You will also gain knowledge of a diverse suite of experimental approaches, as well as being part of a team doing state-of the art research. We are located in Heidelberg, which is a beautiful international city in the middle of Europe. 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. The remuneration package comprises from a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial support for relocation and installation, including your family and the availability of an excellent child care facility on campus.

    What else you need to know

    EMBL is Europe's flagship research laboratory for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with approximately 2000 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome. Our other missions are to offer vital services in training scientists, students and visitors at all levels; to develop new instruments and methods in the life sciences and actively engage in technology transfer activities, and to integrate European life science research. The working language of the institute is English.

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