Lab technician – Laboratory of microglia and inflammation in neurological diseases

Antwerp VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology

14 Jul 2020

Antwerp

VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology

Renzo Mancuso Lab

Technical Support

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Description

The laboratory of Microglia and Inflammation in Neurological Diseases (MIND), headed by Renzo Mancuso, is a part of the VIB-Center for Molecular Neurology (CMN) and focuses on multiple aspects of microglial biology and neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s disease and other brain disorders.

We are looking for a lab technician who will join the team and provide hands on support in tasks related to molecular biology, cell culture and mouse experiments.

Profile

The candidate:

  • Should have a Bachelor degree or master degree in neuroscience, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, biomedicine or related disciplines
  • Should have good communication, organizational and writing skills.
  • Should be motivated and independent, while being able to interact effectively with other members of the team.
  • Should have experience with general molecular biology techniques.
  • Should be proficient in written and spoken English.

Activities

  • General molecular biology tasks: DNA and RNA analysis, cloning, etc.
  • Cell culture task: cell lines and iPSC
  • Flow cytometry and histology
  • Mouse experiments
  • Data documentation in electronic format
  • Maintenance of general lab supplies

We offer

As part of the VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology and VIB, the applicant will benefit from established collaborations and access to centralized facilities with expertise in genomics, functional genomics and cell biology, proteomics, cutting-edge microscopy, structural biology, technology development, and bioinformatics.

VIB provides a highly interactive environment and ample training opportunities for its researchers. In addition, the VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology is located in the city of Antwerp, the capital of Flanders, offering a culturally and historically rich, and ethnically diverse environment.

Starting date: as soon as possible

How to apply?

Please complete the online application procedure and include a detailed CV, a motivation letter describing your interests and contact details of referees (if available).

For more information: please contact renzo.mancuso@uantwerpen.vib.be