Lab Technician – Molecular biology and protein expression/purification

Leuven VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research

27 Jul 2020


VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research

Lucia Chavez Gutierrez Lab

Technical Support



The Laboratory of proteolytic mechanisms mediating neurodegeneration is part of the VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research and investigates the molecular mechanisms underlying Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis.

We are looking for a junior lab technician who will join a team of postdocs and PhD students and provide hands-on support in tasks related to molecular biology, protein expression, purification and cell culture.


The candidate:

  • Should hold a Bachelor degree in Biomedical, Biological Sciences, Chemistry or equivalent
  • Should have good communication, organizational and writing skills
  • Should be highly motivated and independent, while being able to interact effectively with other members of the team
  • Should have experience with general molecular biology techniques, such as preparation of buffers, western blotting; experience with the expression and the purification of recombinant proteins is a plus
  • Should be proficient in written and spoken English.


  • General molecular biology tasks: DNA and protein analysis, transformation, DNA extraction, cloning
  • General cell culture tasks: mammalian and insect cell culture, transfection and transduction
  • Protein expression in bacterial, insect and mammalian systems
  • Protein purification: immunoaffinity- and chromatography-based methods
  • Data documentation in electronic format
  • Maintenance of general lab supplies

We offer

  • Access to state-of-the-art infrastructure 
  • A stimulating international research environment
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Open-ended contract

Starting Date: as soon as possible

How to apply?

Please use the VIB HR Application tool. Applications by email will not be considered.

VIB’s research teams have a very international character (40 different nationalities in our Center), therefore we ask you to apply in English.

Additional required information:

  • detailed CV
  • name and contact information of referees (if available)
  • motivation letter describing your experience

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