University of Luxembourg

Research support technician

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The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) is an interdisciplinary research center of the University of Luxembourg. We conduct fundamental and translational research in the field of Systems Biology and Biomedicine – in the lab, in the clinic and in silico. We focus on neurodegenerative processes and are especially interested in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease and their contributing factors. 

The LCSB recruits talented scientists from various disciplines: computer scientists, mathematicians, biologists, chemists, engineers, physicists, and clinicians from more than 50 countries currently work at the LCSB. We excel because we are truly interdisciplinary and together, we contribute to science and society.

Successful candidates will join the Genomics platform, led by Dr Rashi Halder, which offers next-generation sequencing and single-cell sequencing services. For more information, please visit our website.

Your Role...

You will be responsible for the daily lab operations in the platform, including customer interactions, samples collection, quality control of the sequencing samples, construction of sequencing libraries, operating sequencing instruments and ordering lab supplies.

Important technical competencies and tasks includes, but not limited to:

  • Library preparation for next generation sequencing (NGS), both manually and with a robotic system.
  • Performing sequencing runs on Illumina and Oxford Nanopore instruments.
  • Optimization and testing new protocols including the single cell NGS sample preparations.
  • Troubleshooting of technical problems in the sample preparation and sequencing workflows.
  • Customer support would include communication (telephone and e-mail) and interaction with researchers.
  • Keeping record of projects in a well-organized electronic lab notebook.

What we expect from you…

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree (or equivalent) with wet lab experience, preferably in NGS.
  • High reliability and precision in work is very important as samples are usually low volume and non-replaceable.
  • Ability to multi-task as several different sequencing projects run in parallel at any given time.
  • Good organizational skills and willingness to work independently with little guidance or supervision.
  • Basic computer skills are necessary to complete the NGS data storage and delivery.
  • Attention to details is important, like accurate data entry and sample handling.
  • Communication in English is essential, both written and spoken.

Here’s what awaits you at the LCSB...

  • Excellent work environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, laboratory and administrative support
  • Truly connected. We work together with hospitals and research institutes on a national and international level as well as industrial partners. Connection between science and society is very important to us. From our school lab – the Scienteens Lab – to the different outreach activities and collaborative partnerships with patient associations, we love to listen to society’s needs and share our passion for science
  • Be part of a multicultural team. At the LCSB we have more than 50 nationalities. Throughout the year, we organise team-building events, networking activities and more

Find out more about us!

In Short...

  • Contract type: Befristeter Vertrag 24 Monat
  • Work hours: Full Time 40.0 Stunden pro Woche
  • Location: Belval
  • Internal title: Research support technician
  • Job reference: UOL05727

How to apply...

Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter indicating your motivation for this position, relevant past experience and future interests

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

In return you will get…

  • Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR)
  • A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure
  • A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs …
  • Find out more about the University
  • Addresses, maps & routes to the various sites of the University

About the University of Luxembourg...

University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and has more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

Further information

For further information, please contact: Use the job title and reference number mentioned above in the subject line of your email.

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