Laboratory technologist (laborant) within immunology and single-cell analysis

Updated: 24 days ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 28 Mar 2024

The Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as a laboratory technician within immunology and single-cell analysis as per 1 June 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a permanent full- or part-time position.

The department of Biomedicine prioritizes diversity and a good work environment, as this is a prerequisite for groundbreaking research. In a diverse and international research environment, dedicated employees are looking to generate new knowledge within biomedical research areas such as infection and inflammation, membranes, neuroscience and personalized medicine. The Department of Biomedicine provides research-based teaching of the highest quality and is responsible for a large part of the medical degree programme. Academic staff contribute to the teaching. English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. The department employs approx. 500 people from all over the world, and they make use of the department's modern laboratory-, core- and animal facilities. The Department of Biomedicine focuses on innovation, entrepreneurship and collaboration with business and industry, and numerous researchers from the department have established companies to develop new medicinal treatments founded in professional scientific basic research. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

The position will be in the lab of Associate Professor Klaus Eyer, a newly established, dynamic and growing lab at the forefront of functional single-cell analysis of individual immune cells. The Eyer lab develops and employs novel single-cell technologies, such as single-cell functional assays in microfluidic droplets, to study the activity and dynamics of immune responses in prevention, health and disease. The long-term research goal of the lab is to develop novel strategies to personalize therapy, immunization and diagnosis.

The research will employ both animal models and clinical samples. The ideal candidate will be an adaptable professional with strong communication and scientific skills, knows the research environment in Aarhus and the regulations in Denmark, and who is excited to work both independently and as part of a team.

We offer an exciting job where you will have the opportunity to gain expertise in cutting edge analytical and microfluidic technologies that allow the analysis of individual cells, and contribute to advancing our knowledge of immune cell function and dynamics, with the ultimate goal of translating our developments into patient benefits. In the lab you will both get independent tasks and assist colleagues in their projects. We emphasize that new employees will receive excellent training and a solid foundation in our methods. We especially value the good cooperation between the members of the research group. You can read more about the research group here.


Your job responsibilities

As Laboratory Technician, your primary tasks are laboratory work and assisting with purchase of lab consumables etc. You will contribute to the overall functionality of the lab by helping PhD, Master students and postdocs, as well as undergraduate students and you will assist in setting up new protocols in the lab. In your daily work, you have a close interaction with competent colleagues, and you will have many different tasks during the week. You will be part of a very motivated research team.


Your main tasks will consist in the following:
  • Support research (animal handling, including assisting with animal experiments; cell biology; molecular biology)
  • A/D animal license is (highly) preferred
  • Help with lab members onboarding and transition
  • Train students and lab staff in the standard lab protocols
  • Oversee equipment maintenance, inventory, and repair
  • Manage laboratory supply needs
  • Place/receive orders
  • Proficiency with IndFAK2 preferred
  • Ensure lab compliance with all applicable safety programs (including chemical inventory, chemical hazards, and chemical waste disposal), SOPs, protocols, and policies
  • Ensure lab compliance with institutional IT requirements
  • You will report to Associate Professor Klaus Eyer

Your competences
  • You have a background in the biomedical sciences, ideally with experience in immunology, cell biology, or related fields. You have experience working with mice, immunoassays and microscopy.
  • Animal handling certification (A/D animal license) will be considered an advantage.
  • You are self-motivated, curious, and eager to learn.
  • You have a can-do attitude.
  • You show excellent organizational skills and are a meticulous record keeper.
  • As a person, you have good interpersonal skills and are able to work inclusively and collaboratively to contribute to a good work environment.
  • We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English. Fluency in Danish is a plus but not a requirement.

Questions about the position

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Klaus Eyer at [email protected].


Terms of employment

Terms of employment and pay are regulated by the collective agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and the Organisations of Public Employees – Denmark (OAO) or The Danish confederation of public employees of 2010


Application

Your application must include the following:

  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Indication of education (a copy of the diplomas should be uploaded)
  • References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the recruitment system

We refer to the faculty’s

Guideline for applicants

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Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.



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