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Technical Assistant Job – Research and Laboratory Management, Netherlands, Jan 2022

Radboud university medical center, The Netherlands

Radboudumc invites applications for the Technical Assistant position that will crucially contribute to the research of the Translational genomics of neurodevelopmental disorders group, the Department of Human Genetics, The Netherlands – Jan 2022

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General Info

Position: Technical Assistant
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: 2422 EURO/Month

Department of Human Genetics
Radboud university medical center
Radboud university medical center, the Netherlands
Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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Qualification Details

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and skilled (junior) research technician. You are highly motivated to contribute to medical research, wish to combine this with a central role in the lab and have  excellent interpersonal and communication skills. It is important that you have a fundamental background in genetics, molecular and cell biology and some experience to work with model organisms. In addition, you have the ability to organize and manage your own workload and demonstrate flexibility in terms of work methods/requirements. You have the ability to work under minimal supervision but function as part of a team.Furthermore:

  • A recent HBO/HLO degree in a domain of Molecular Life Sciences.
  • Excellent experimental and organizational skills.
  • Highest level of reliability and accuracy.
  • Positive service attitude.
  • Affinity for fundamental & translational research related to human brain disorders.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Conducting research experiments and play a central role in managing the laboratory. The successful candidate will crucially contribute to the research of the Translational genomics of neurodevelopmental disorders group. You will genetically manipulate genes in Drosophila and characterize the resulting disease models in disease-relevant assays, such as a high-throughput learning paradigm. Further molecular characterization (e.g. by PCR and qPCR) and drug rescue experiments will be routine tasks. General tasks include animal maintenance, logistic organization of lab and lab supplies, and coordination of other support staff.

The position is part of an NWO-ZonMW Vici grant to Prof. Schenck (Towards treatment of Intellectual Disability and Autism spectrum disorders in Drosophila).For further information please

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Documents Required

Please enclose with your application your cv, cover letter and two reference letters. Only complete applications including reference letters will be considered. We would like to receive your application before 28 January 2022. We will then contact you shortly.

What else can you expect?

When you begin employment, we will request a certificate of conduct (VOG) and, depending on the position, you may be screened. You do not need to do anything for this; we will inform you later.  Radboud university medical center is an employer that welcomes everyone. Every colleague brings valuable experience, expertise, and creativity. We believe in the benefits of a diverse and inclusive organization. #weareradboudumc

Read more about our application procedure or take a look at the frequently asked questions.  We are recruiting for this vacancy ourselves. We only accept applications directly from the applicants themselves, but intermediaries are welcome to share our vacancies in their networks.​

About the Department

The Department of Human Genetics Nijmegen at the Radboudumc is a world-leading place for research into genetic forms of early onset cognitive disorders, where clinical research, disease gene identification and functional studies work hand in hand. Using disease genes as a starting point, the group Translational Genomics of Neurodevelopmental Disorders of Prof. Annette Schenck dissects the function of genes causing Intellectual Disability and comorbid Autism spectrum disorder (ID/ASD) when mutated, studies molecular networks and mechanisms that underlie brain development and cognition in health and disease, and aims to translate this knowledge back to humans.

About the Employer: Radboud university medical center, the Netherlands

Terms of Employment

Working at Radboud university medical center means that you are ahead of the curve and working together on the healthcare of the future. And there is more. Our secondary terms of employment are impressive. These are fully tailored to you thanks to our Employment Conditions Selection Model. At Radboud university medical center, you will be given trust, and you will take the responsibility to handle everything together. We provide annual courses, both professional and personal.

  • In addition to your monthly salary and an annual vacation allowance of 8%, you will receive an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • If you work irregular hours, you will receive an allowance.
  • As a full-time employee (36 hours per week), you are entitled to approximately 168 vacation hours (over 23 days) per year.
  • Radboud university medical center pays 70% of the pension premium. You pay the rest of the premium with your gross salary.
  • You get a discount on health insurance as well: you can take advantage of two group health insurance plans. UMC Zorgverzekering and CZ collectief.

In addition to our terms of employment, we also offer employees various other attractive facilities, such as childcare and sports facilities. Want to learn more? Take a look at the CAO UMC.

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Contact details

All additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Dr. Annette Schenck, Full Professor. Use the Apply button to submit your application.

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