The Autoimmune Genetics Laboratory is looking for a skilled and motivated research assistant. This internationally recognized research group is embedded in the infrastructure of the VIB and KU Leuven and consists of three major research divisions: the tissue and disease team, the molecular Treg team and the primary immunodeficiency team that unite to understand the factors that influence immune activation and immune tolerance.
A position is available for highly motivated candidates with a background in molecular techniques and cell culture. The candidate will be part of an interactive research team.
Main duties and responsibilities:
The successful candidate will support the molecular Treg team performing techniques such as PCR, cloning, sequencing, transfections and cell culture (especially mouse embryonic stem cells). Furthermore, the candidate will be involved in the design and generation of knockout alleles using CrispR/Cas9, as well as support the management of the generation of mutant mice. Planning and troubleshooting of experiments is expected as well as excellent documentation.
Ideal candidates will exhibit:
- A background in molecular techniques with hands-on experience.
- You possess a degree in Biomedical or Biological Sciences (Professional Bachelor/Master/Engineer) or equivalent experience.
- Excellent communication skills in English (written and spoken).
The successful candidate must be meticulous, detail-oriented and self-motivated, and able to interact well with other members of the research team.
Financial support is available for 2 years. Opportunity for extended contract and promotions is available, based on candidate performance.
How to apply?
Motivated candidates are asked to apply online before 30 January 2018. Please use the VIB HR Application tool.
Please submit a full CV, a brief summary of technical expertise. The coordinates of at least 2 references should be mentioned.
For additional information concerning this job please contact Susan Schlenner .