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Research Technician in Immune biology and infectious disease

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09 juli 2019
14 juli 2019

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The Faculty of Science and Institute of Biology are looking for a

Research Technician in Immune biology and infectious disease

Key responsibilities 
The opening is for a research technician position within the field of Infectious diseases and zebrafish immunity. The position is in an interdisciplinary team of immunology and experimental biologists using zebrafish as a model.

We are looking for a research technician for 7 months with experience in studies of zebrafish metabolism, immunity and medical compound treatment. Experience with genetic techniques are required, including qPCR and cloning. Experience with microinjection and   zebrafish husbandry is important. An article 9 certificate is essential. The position is in an international team, therefore speaking fluent English is required. Your key tasks include:

  • Husbandry of zebrafish;
  • Microinjection of zebrafish;
  • Tissue analysis;
  • Microbial injections;
  • Active participation in the research projects, including interpretation and reporting.

Selection criteria

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree;
  • Extensive experience with zebrafish larval and adults research;
  • Fluent interdisciplinary communication skills with scientists in cell biology and medical school scientists;
  • Excellent written and oral proficiency in English;
  • Ability and enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment;
  • You are a team player, but also able to work independently;
  • You take initiative and have a strong interest in academic research.

Research at our Faculty
The Faculty of Science is a world-class faculty where staff and students work together in a dynamic international environment. It is a faculty where personal and academic development are top priorities. Our people are driven by curiosity to expand fundamental knowledge and to look beyond the borders of their own discipline; their aim is to benefit science, and to make a contribution to addressing the major societal challenges of the future.

The research carried out at the Faculty is very diverse, ranging from mathematics, information science, astronomy, physics, chemistry and bio-pharmaceutical sciences to biology and environmental sciences. The research activities are organised in eight institutes. These institutes offer eight bachelor’s and twelve master’s programmes. The faculty has grown strongly in recent years and now has more than 1,300 staff and almost 4,000 students. We are located at the heart of Leiden’s Bio Science Park, one of Europe’s biggest science parks, where university and business life come together.

The Institute of Biology (IBL) is positioned in the Faculty of Sciences. The core business of IBL is to perform top quality innovative fundamental and strategic research that will lead to scientific progress, contribute to solutions for societal challenges, and generate industrial opportunities. The Institute is organised in three multidisciplinary clusters: Animal Sciences & Health, Plant Sciences & Natural Products and Microbial Biotechnology & Health. Presently, over 120 FTE (including postdocs and PhDs) are employed at IBL. 

The Mathematical Institute (MI) is responsible for the research and education in mathematics and statistics at Leiden University. The institute has a strong international orientation. Its mission is to perform high quality research at the frontiers of mathematical knowledge, and to educate future generations of mathematicians and statisticians in a friendly but challenging environment. 

Terms and conditions 
We offer a 7 months term position with the possibility of renewal based on need, funding and performance. The salary is € 1.750 to € 2.516 gross per month (pay scale 3 - 4 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at/job-application-procedure-and-employment-conditions.

Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.

For more information about the IBL, please visit https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/science/biology. Enquiries can be made to Prof. dr. Herman Spaink, telephone 071-5275055, email h.p.spainks@biology.leidenuniv.nl. 

To apply for this vacancy, please send an email to sylvius@biology.leidenuniv.nl with a motivation letter, cv and the names and phone numbers of two referees, no later than 14 July 2019.

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