Research Technician in vivo/molecular biology (1.0 fte)

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Deadline: 31 Dec 2022

Research Technician in vivo/molecular biology (1.0 fte)
Research Technician in vivo/molecular biology (1.0 fte)
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yesterday 31 Dec Leiden

Job description

The Faculty of Science Leiden and the Leiden Academic Center for Drug Research (LACDR) are looking for a 

Research Technician in vivo/molecular biology (1.0 fte) 
Vacancy number: 22-805

The division of Systems Pharmacology and Pharmacy of the Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research (LACDR) is looking for a research technician to support drug research involving animal models, with an interest to also be involved in supporting development of molecular biological assays, and/or cell- and tissue models.  

The research within our division encompasses a combination of experimental and computational modeling approaches, aiming to develop novel strategies towards translational drug development approaches and personalized treatment strategies. Specifically, current in vivo research techniques used in the division include the use of brain microdialysis and pharmacological/biomarker studies, with an interest to expand towards other disease areas studied in our division. 

Responsibilities 

  • Responsible for designing and conducting animal experiments in collaboration with researchers in our division;  
  • Support establishing advanced cell culture models (e.g. human primary cells, organ-on-chip, bio-printed tissues), and, tissue slice cultures. 
  • Contribute to laboratory management tasks; 
  • Support the training of researchers and students; 
  • Support the conduct and development of molecular biological assays 
  • Development and maintenance of protocols/standard operation procedures (SOPs). 

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Requirements

Your profile 

  • Completed HLO training; 
  • Experience in working with rodent animal models (mice, rat, including experience in handling, injection techniques and other common procedures) and related techniques (e.g. histology, tissue slices); 
  • Holding a license for working with laboratory animals (art. 6/9/13f2) 
  • Experience with advanced cell culture models, molecular biology techniques, microscopy/imaging, flow cytometry is a plus. 
  • Experience with animal infection models and/or pharmacologically-oriented animal experiments are a plus; 
  • You are flexible, pro-active, eager to learn and have strong organization skills; 
  • You are a team player; 
  • You have good communication skills, both in English and in Dutch; 

Conditions of employment

What we offer 
We offer a one year contract which may afterwards lead to a permanent contract. You will be appointed in accordance  with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The salary ranges from € 2471  to € 3336 (scale 7), € 2818 to € 3764 (scale 8), or € 3098 to € 4257 (scale 9) gross per month for a full time appointment, and is dependent on your working experience. 
Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development. 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 program. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. For more information, see the website (link) . 


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Diversity 
Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. LACDR is a highly diverse institute, in culture, background, and gender. We stand for excellence in a caring Institute. We wish to reflect society in all aspects, as we believe that this improves the dynamics in our organization. Therefore, we support and understand the need for a work/life/family balance and consequent varying working hours and places. We believe that doing good science is fun, and goes hand in hand with a friendly culture. In the Netherlands, a maternity allowance is standard for 16 weeks. Child care is available at and near the Bio Science Park. 

Information 
For questions about the his position please contact Dr. Coen van Hasselt (coen.vanhasselt@lacdr.leidenuniv.nl ).  


Additional information

Diversity 
Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. LACDR is a highly diverse institute, in culture, background, and gender. We stand for excellence in a caring Institute. We wish to reflect society in all aspects, as we believe that this improves the dynamics in our organization. Therefore, we support and understand the need for a work/life/family balance and consequent varying working hours and places. We believe that doing good science is fun, and goes hand in hand with a friendly culture. In the Netherlands, a maternity allowance is standard for 16 weeks. Child care is available at and near the Bio Science Park. 

Information 
For questions about the his position please contact Dr. Coen van Hasselt (coen.vanhasselt@lacdr.leidenuniv.nl ).  


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To apply, please send an email to Monique Tjiong (m.tjiong@lacdr.leidenuniv.nl ). Please mention the number of this position in the subject. Please include in your application: 

  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Letter of motivation 
  • Names and contact details of 2 references 

The deadline for this position is December 31, 2022. 


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