Laboratory Technician

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 Dec 2019

DepartmentPeter Lukavsky Research Group  – Central European Institute of Technology
Deadline 31 Dec 2019
Start date negotiable

The Director of Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC MU) opens a position LABORATORY technician

Description

CEITEC is a scientific centre in the fields of life sciences, advanced materials and technologies whose aim is to establish itself as a recognized centre for basic as well as applied research. CEITEC offers a state-of-the-art infrastructure and great conditions to employ excellent researchers.

Our institute values diversity and promotes an inclusive working environment with the aim to support the best scientists. CEITEC MU is a proud holder of the HR Excellence in Research Award by the European Commission. (http://muni.ceitec.cz/en/hr-strategy-hrs4r/ )

A position for a laboratory technician is available in the research group “RNA-based Regulation of Gene Expression” which is part of Structural Biology program at CEITEC, Masaryk University (MU). We study disease-related biological processes by investigating protein structures and their interactions with other proteins, RNA or small molecule inhibitors using biomolecular NMR and related biophysical methods.

Job Description:

  • Expression and purification of proteins
  • Transcription and purification of RNAs
  • Preparation of various media and buffers
  • PCR and cloning of RNA and protein constructs
  • Preparation of isotope-labelled nucleotides
  • Binding studies using ITC, fluorescence anisotropy, EMSA, and other biophysical techniques including data analysis
  • Performance of NMR experiments to study small molecule interactions with proteins and RNA
  • Implementing new techniques and projects
  • Help incoming co-workers into a smooth start in the lab

Requirements:

  • At least Master degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry or other related fields of life-sciences
  • Good knowledge of English (oral and written)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • High motivation, flexibility and self-driven interest to learn new things
  • Reliability, team player, meticulousness
  • Knowledge of "laboratory chemistry" - preparation of solutions with defined concentrations, adjusting pH, preparation of media for bacterial cultures etc.
  • Computer literacy, MS word, Excel.
  • Excellent experience with molecular biology, protein and RNA purification, biochemistry and NMR spectroscopy is a big plus

We offer:

  • Interesting position in a dynamically expanding research institute
  • An attractive salary and benefits package
  • Background of a recognized and successful institution with supportive and international working environment
  • Environment promoting interdisciplinarity and intersect orality of research
  • In house core facilities
  • Support in learning and development
  • Support of administrative departments (including grant office service)
  • Support with the relocation process (welcome office service)
  • 6 weeks of paid holiday

Anticipated start date: Upon agreement

Please send CV and a short motivational letter including: a) description of previous experiences b) technical skills and c) at least two contact references to Peter Lukavsky (peter.lukavsky@ceitec.muni.cz ) till December 31st 2019. Candidates considered for the second round of interview will be informed via email.

Information about BrnoCzech Republic

  • The capital of South Moravian Region and the second largest city in the Czech Republic with a population of almost 400,000 people
  • Modern, dynamic and fast growing centre of industry, trade, science, research and innovation with business incubators and centres of excellence in science
  • A city of universities with more than 86,000 students
  • More than 10,000 researchers; 2,200 IF publications/year; 600+ PhD graduates/year,
  • 500 mil. EUR of R&D investment per year, more than 350 companies with in-house R&D,
  • City of Gregor Mendel, the founder of genetics; the prestigious Mendel Lectures series takes place in Brno since 2003 (lectures of the world´s top scientists, including Nobel Prize winners),

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