Position Title: Research Technician – Biochemistry / Proteomics
Company: The European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing (ERIBA)
Location: Groningen, The Netherlands
European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing at The University Medical Center Groningen
The European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing (ERIBA) is a research institute at the University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG). ERIBA aims to discover molecular mechanisms of ageing that can be used as targets to prevent or delay age-related diseases.
The Laboratory of Macromolecules and Interactomes at ERIBA is looking for an experienced technician to develop mass photometry and mass spectrometry-based assays for proteomics and analytical biochemistry. The position is funded for 1 year, extensions possible provided financial support.
The core responsibilities of the position will be to conduct paired experiments using mass photometry (MP) and mass spectrometry (MS). We have a research and development collaboration with Refeyn Ltd (https://www.refeyn.com) – this is a new technology platform, so no prior experience is expected; you will receive on the job training by Refeyn’s applications specialists. Starting from that basis, you will develop applications assessing the properties of immunoprecipitated samples by MP and MS. Outside of that, the successful applicant will participate in occasional shared lab upkeep task and assist others on their projects. Prior experience with protein MS / proteomics and routine protein analysis (e.g., SDS-PAGE, western blotting, BCA/Bradford assays, etc.) will be a major advantage for applicants.
· BSc or MSc in analytical (bio)chemistry or related
· Independent research attitude
· Strong communication and writing skills
· Organized and results-oriented team player
· Experience in protein mass spectrometry (esp. Thermo Orbitrap systems)
· Competence with other protein-related analytical techniques
· Competent scientific programmer for data analysis and data visualization
To be considered for this position, please email John LaCava – provide a CV and a brief (one paragraph) description of your motivation for this position. Information on the salary and benefits we can offer are detailed here: https://werkenbijumcg.nl/-/vacatures/research-technician-biochemistry-/-proteomics/10419-02s0007nkp
If you are considered for the position, you will eventually be asked to provide contact details for 2-3 professional references and will make an official application through our web-based system (link above).
Prof. John LaCava, Group Leader, ERIBA;
Information about the host lab: http://www.macromolecule.fun
Information about ERIBA: https://eriba.umcg.nl