Lab Technician @ The Bioinformatics and (Eco-)Systems Biology lab

Leuven VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology

29 Jul 2022


VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology

Jeroen Raes Lab

Technical Support


The Bioinformatics and (Eco-)Systems Biology lab within the VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology headed by Prof. Jeroen Raes investigates the diversity, functional role, and variability of the human microbiome in health and disease. We are looking for a highly motivated laboratory technician to support our national and international research on the isolation, identification, characterization, and preservation of bacteria from human intestinal samples. 


You will work together in a team of technicians to support the daily tasks & different projects.

Your tasks will be performing technical & administrative tasks in the lab such as:

  • Sample management (sample receive, registration, inventory, …)
  • Performing DNA- RNA- alkaline extractions (manually & with a robotic platform)
  • Anaerobic culturing & fermentations (manually & with Ambr-platform)
  • Media preparation
  • Sequencing preparation (16S + shotgun)
  • (RT) PCR
  • Gel-electrophorese
  • Fragment analyzer measurements
  • Cell count by flow cytometry
  • Moisture + Calprotectin measurements
  • Reporting to the manager 
  • Administration (writing SOP’s, keeping lab-book, …)


  • You will work full time and can start immediately.
  • You obtained a professional bachelor's with a biomedical, biochemical, or biotechnological background or equal through experience.
  • You have experience with some of the above-mentioned techniques and should be willing to learn new techniques as well as expand your practical and technological knowledge.
  • You can work independently in an international research team.
  • You are fluent in written and spoken English.
  • You are a team player with a pro-active and results-oriented attitude, highly organized and structured, and a detail-oriented lab worker with good interpersonal and communication skills. 

We offer 

We offer a full-time contract as a lab technician in a dynamic, international, research environment for one year, with the possibility of renewal for an indefinite duration.

How to apply?

Motivated candidates are asked to apply online.