Biotechnical Support Staff

Biotechnical Support Staff

Published Deadline Location
22 Jul 28 Aug Delft
For the biocluster of Imaging physics we are looking for a self-motivated, flexible biotechnician with an affinity for neuroscience.

Job description

For support of our biological research we are looking for a hardworking & flexible biotechnical support staff member in fulfilment of a fixed position.

Lab support for the advertised position consists of a general part (see below) and focused support for an ML2 tissue culture lab and small mouse stable. The successful candidate will join two other support staff members whose focus is on a zebrafish aquarium and a molecular biology lab.

Focused support

The successful candidate will work closely with an international team of BSc, MSc, and PhD students to facilitate day-to-day lab operations. This will include:

- Working with and maintaining stable cell lines and acute cell preparations (HEK, HeLa, MDCK, Neural Progenitor Cells, Neurons, mixed cultures)

- Advise, optimization and performance of culturing, transfection and infection procedures (lipofectamine, CalPhos, lenti, AAV)

- Advise, performance and optimization of small animal procedures and husbandry in the context of collaborations with Erasmus MC.

- Training new lab members in the above tasks

- Necessary administrative duties (husbandry records, safety reports, chemical and GGO registration, CCD project proposals)

Given the size of the lab, mouse husbandry will be at a minimal level in the foreseeable future.

General support

Next to the above specialized support tasks, several general support tasks are divided between the support staff. These include:

- Inventory management of durables and consumables (ordering, stocking, dishwashing, autoclaving)

- Maintaining stock of biologicals and chemicals (making of buffers, solutions)

- Caretaker duties (food preparation, feeding, and maintaining aquarium and stable systems; training will be provided if needed), including occasional animal care on weekends and holidays (max 3 hrs/month during irregular hours)

Context

The Biocluster of the Imaging Physics Department in TU Delft is a small-scale biological facility encompassing a zebrafish aquarium, some ML1 biolabs, an ML2 tissue culture lab, and a small mouse stable. The facility is well embedded and used by various labs.

Opportunity

We are offering a small-scale, ambitious, friendly, and supportive environment and are looking for a candidate who enjoys being in a scientific and academic environment, collaborates well with a variety of people including students, is methodical and organized, and is willing to keep their eyes open and not afraid to bring up things that can be improved.

As mentioned, the successful candidate will join existing support staff with other specializations; general tasks will be divided and training opportunities for additional skills are available. As a young lab, we place a premium on your ability to bring techniques and procedures to the lab that we are not yet familiar with.

Training opportunities are available for the abovementioned tasks, but also for

- Molecular Biology (Gibson, restriction enzymes, golden gate, histology, gels)

- Protein engineering

- Zebrafish husbandry

- optical and acoustic imaging techniques

We will provide the animal caretaker training if necessary.

Specifications

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Requirements

Candidates should have completed master’s work in a life science discipline, or the equivalent. Experience with one or more of the following: cell culturing, molecular biology, histology, zebrafish husbandry, mouse husbandry and preparation, FELASA or Dutch WoD article 9/12/13 certification; are a strong plus.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year.

  • A salary according to the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities, plus 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • An excellent pension scheme via the ABP.
  • The possibility to compile an individual employment package every year.
  • Discount with health insurers.
  • Flexible working week.
  • Every year, 232 leave hours (at 38 hours). You can also sell or buy additional leave hours via the individual choice budget.
  • Plenty of opportunities for education, training and courses.
  • Partially paid parental leave
  • Attention for working healthy and energetically with the vitality program.
  • Temporary contract of 2 years, with a possibility for extension.

Employer

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

Faculty Applied Sciences

With more than 1,000 employees, including 135 pioneering principal investigators, as well as a population of about 3,400 passionate students, the Faculty of Applied Sciences is an inspiring scientific ecosystem. Focusing on key enabling technologies, such as quantum- and nanotechnology, photonics, biotechnology, synthetic biology and materials for energy storage and conversion, our faculty aims to provide solutions to important problems of the 21st century. To that end, we train students in broad Bachelor's and specialist Master's programmes with a strong research component. Our scientists conduct ground-breaking fundamental and applied research in the fields of Life and Health Science & Technology, Nanoscience, Chemical Engineering, Radiation Science & Technology, and Engineering Physics. We are also training the next generation of high school teachers and science communicators.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact Dr.ir. D. Brinks, phone +31 (0)152788161, e-mail: d.brinks@tudelft.nl, or Dr. E.C.M. Carroll, phone: +31 (0)15-2787596, e-mail:  e.c.m.carroll@tudelft.nl.  

Specifications

  • Technical and laboratory
  • max. 32 hours per week
  • €2818—€3764 per month
  • University graduate
  • TUD02621

Employer

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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Mekelweg 2, 2628 CD, Delft

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Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 28 August 2022 via the application button and upload your motivation and CV.

  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • Applying for an exemption for specific research and educational areas is an obligatory part of the selection procedure for this vacancy. This exemption must be obtained from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) before an employment contract is agreed upon. Click here for more information.
  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 28 August 2022 via the application button and upload your motivation and CV.

  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • Applying for an exemption for specific research and educational areas is an obligatory part of the selection procedure for this vacancy. This exemption must be obtained from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) before an employment contract is agreed upon. Click here for more information.
  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

Make sure to apply no later than 28 Aug 2022 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).