Research Technician (maternity cover)


Key information

  • Location: EMBL Heidelberg
  • Staff category: Supernumerary - Science, research and training
  • Contract duration: 6 months (maternity cover)
  • Grading: 4, 5 or 6 depending on experience and qualifications
  • Closing date: 1 October 2020
  • Reference number: HD01826

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About this position

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the highest ranked scientific research organisations in the world. The Headquarters Laboratory is located in Heidelberg (Germany), with additional sites in Barcelona (Spain), Grenoble (France), Hamburg (Germany), Hinxton near Cambridge (UK), Rome (Italy).   EMBL is looking for a Research Technician to join the group of Dr. Detlev Arendt in the Developmental Biology Unit at EMBL Heidelberg, Germany. The successful candidate will be in charge of general lab management, organization and purchase for the laboratory. He/she will also work on specific research projects, alone or in collaboration with other lab members.

Your role

The ideal applicant should hold an appropriate degree from a university or technical school training in molecular or cell biology.   Experience in molecular biology is essential for this position.

You have

The ideal candidate should have a special interest in molecular biology, sponge and annelid biology and laboratory work, is able to plan strategically, possesses a special attention for details, is very well organized and can manage time effectively.   Intuitiveness, the ability to take responsibility and working independently as well as part of a team are required. Motivation to work in a multidisciplinary and international environment is fundamental to this position.   Fluency in English is expected.

You might also have

Good communication skills and the ability to work with researchers from different backgrounds. Enjoy problem solving.

Why join us

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment.

What else you need to know

With 27 member states, laboratories at six locations across Europe and thousands of scientists and engineers working together, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is a powerhouse of biological expertise. The intergovernmental organization, headquartered in Heidelberg, was founded in 1974 with the mission of promoting molecular biology research in Europe, training young scientists, and developing new technologies. EMBL currently employs 1800 people in Barcelona, Grenoble, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Hinxton near Cambridge (UK), and Rome. Publishing hundreds of research articles and hosting dozens of conferences every year, EMBL is pouring out biological insights, and training Europe’s future scientific talent.   Please apply online through www.embl.org/jobs.