Research technician 100-plus Study | Human Genetics

Research technician 100-plus Study | Human Genetics

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Become a part of het 100-plus study and help us to understand dementia!

Research technician 100-plus Study | Human Genetics (36 hrs)

Job description

Almost 300.000 people suffer from dementia in the Netherlands, and this number is expected to double every 20 years. Yet, our understanding of dementia aetiology and effective treatments are still lacking. With the 100-Plus Study, embedded in the Department of Human Genetics and the Alzheimer Center at the Amsterdam UMC, we study individuals who reached at least 100 years of age without developing symptoms of dementia. We investigate their cognitive performance, genetics and brains, and thereby hope to understand the biological processes that make these individuals resistant to dementia.

The 100-Plus study has included over 400 self-reported cognitively healthy centenarians and almost 90 centenarians have donated their brain. With these valuable data and biological materials, we are getting closer to understanding what processes might protect these centenarians. The 100-Plus study is expanding, hence we are looking for an enthusiastic research technician to help us with the laboratory work.

About your role
As a research technician at the 100-Plus study, you will be working on multiple projects investigating brain tissue and other biological material collected from centenarians. The work will consist of a variety of techniques including DNA and RNA sequencing, cell culturing and immunohistochemistry. For more information about the 100-Plus Study and the ongoing projects, please visit our website.

Specifications

Amsterdam UMC

Requirements

You meet the following requirements:
  • Education: Higher Laboratory School or Master Degree in life sciences
  • Experience with DNA and RNA sequencing, cell culturing and immunohistochemistry is a pre
  • Experience and/or affinity with research in neurobiology and neurodegenerative diseases are a pre
As a research technician at the 100-plus Study you will be working on multiple projects at the same time. Therefore, we are looking for someone who is flexible and capable to work structured while switching between different activities. You have excellent communicational skills, which you do not only use in contact with your colleagues within the 100-plus Study, but also with colleagues from other departments. You are a proactive team player, but you are also able to work independently.

Conditions of employment

What we offer
  • We offer an initial contract for 12 months that can be extended (after evaluation) for another 12 months.
  • Salary scale: 7 (€2.711 - €3.627 based on a 36 hour week), depending on qualifications and experience.
  • In addition to a good salary, we offer, among other things, 8.3% end-of-year bonus and 8% holiday allowance. Curious about what you will earn? Calculate your net salary here (depending on education level and experience).
  • Free and unlimited access to the training offer of our online learning environment GoodHabitz.
  • Your pension is accrued at ABP. Amsterdam UMC contributes 70% of this premium.
  • We reimburse 75% of your public transport travel costs and also offer a bicycle arrangement.
For more information about our employment conditions, please visit our website.

Employer

Amsterdam UMC

The 100-plus Study team consists of 20 enthousiastic people, with specializations varying from neurobiology, neuropsychology, medicine, bioinformatics to genetics. Working in this multidiscilplinary environment will broaden your perspective on neurodegenetive diseases and healthy aging. As a research technician, you will be closely working with PhD students and a fellow research technician on different projects, based in various laboratories at the Amsterdam UMC. Therefore, this is a great oppurtunity to become familiar and experienced with different techniques, departments and disciplines.

Working at Amsterdam UMC means working in an inspiring and professional environment where developing one`s talents and academic skills are encouraged. We offer you ample opportunity for development, deepening and broadening, additional training, and a place to grow!

Specifications

  • Research, development, innovation
  • Health
  • max. 36 hours per week
  • €2711—€3627 per month
  • University graduate
  • 7551

Employer

Location

De Boelelaan 1117, 1081HV, Amsterdam

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