Research Technician

Research Technician

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16 Jun 1 Oct Delft

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Job description

A part-time position (16-24 hours) is available for a research technician in the newly-established research group of Kristin Grußmayer, Department of Bionanoscience, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. There are options within the Department of Bionanoscience to take on further responsibilities and work up to 1 FTE if desired. Start date as soon as possible. 

The Grußmayer lab develops advanced 3D light microscopy methods to perform quantitative studies in live cells to answer fundamental questions in molecular and cell biology e.g., to understand neurodegenerative diseases. We combine label-free and super-resolution fluorescence microscopy, a set of techniques that circumvent the optical diffraction limit by clever experimental strategies and sophisticated image reconstruction.

The successful candidate will be responsible for keeping all wet lab activities running smoothly and will be in charge of mammalian cell culture activities.

This is a laboratory-based position, but the successful candidate will also be expected to provide strategic input in setting up and optimizing structure-function assay pipelines. Applicants must be collaborative, diligent and well organized. In addition, they enjoy training other scientists, like working on varying activities and take pleasure in trouble-shooting.

Main functions

  • Managing wet lab activities (introduction of new group members, coordinating ordering and inventory)
  • Conduct and provide key support to cell culture and light microscopy experiments
  • Provide strategic input in setting up structure-function studies
  • Culturing of immortalized cell lines


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


Essential requirements

  • Experience with mammalian cell cultures
  • Experience with fluorescence microscopy
  • Demonstrated teamworking and trouble-shooting skills
  • HBO/ B.Sc. degree or similar
  • Proficiency in expressing yourself verbally and in writing in English

It is a plus if you fulfill one (or more) of the following

  • Knowledge of super-resolution or other advanced microscopy techniques
  • Familiarity with stable cell line generation
  • Familiarity with neurobiology/neurodegenerative disease

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.


Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context. At TU Delft we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. Challenge. Change. Impact!



Department of Bionanoscience

Around 180 scientists, including full professors, associate professors, lecturers, post-doctoral researchers, doctoral candidates and support staff work within the department. The department is home to a mixed international group. Your colleagues perform innovative fundamental research in the field of biophysics and synthetic and cell biology and also teach nanobiology and applied physics students.

Applied Sciences

The focus of the Applied Sciences faculty is on finding innovative solutions for social problems. In addition to this, the main priority is to develop fundamental knowledge for new technological developments that can be widely used in society. The academic staff have an excellent international reputation in research and education. With around 177 permanent academic members of staff, approximately 400 doctoral candidates and post-doctoral researchers and around 250 support staff, TNW performs research via seven academic departments in the fields of Life Sciences and Health, Nanosciences, Chemical Engineering, Radiation Sciences and Applied Physics.


  • Technical and laboratory
  • 16—40 hours per week
  • €2818—€3764 per month
  • Higher professional education +
  • TUD02401


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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