Lab Technician @ ​The Laboratory of proteolytic mechanisms mediating neurodegeneration

Updated: 29 days ago

The Laboratory of proteolytic mechanisms mediating neurodegeneration is part of the VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research at the University of Leuven and investigates the molecular mechanisms underlying Alzheimer’s disease pathogenicity.

We are looking for a junior lab technician to join a team of post-docs and Ph.D. students to provide hands-on support in tasks related to molecular biology, protein expression and purification and cell culture.

  • You hold a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Laboratory Technology (specialization: Pharmaceutical and Biological Laboratory Technology), Biomedical Sciences, Biology, Chemistry or equivalent
  • You are well organized and able to accurately document your work
  • You are able to work independently and perform well in a team
  • You communicate effectively
  • You are proficient in written and spoken English. You preferably also master the Dutch language
  • You have experience in general molecular biology techniques and tissue culture

  • Molecular biology tasks, including bacteria transformation, DNA extraction, DNA and protein gels, western blotting, etc
  • Cell culture tasks that include the maintenance of mammalian and insect cell cultures, cell transfection and transduction methodologies
  • Protein expression, purification and characterization tasks, including immunoaffinity- and chromatography- based methods, mutagenesis
  • Documentation of results in electronic format
  • General support to the lab and maintenance of general lab supplies and stocks

We offer
  • Access to state-of-the-art infrastructure 
  • A stimulating international research environment
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Full-time open-ended contract
  • Starting Date: as soon as possible, the position is immediately available

How to apply?

Interested candidates are invited to submit their candidacy in English through the VIB online application tool.

A complete application file should contain the following documents:

  • Detailed CV
  • Motivation letter describing your previous job experience
  • Names and contact information of 3 references

For further information and questions, please send an email to Lucia Chavez ( )

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