Lab Technician Molecular Biology

Lab Technician Molecular Biology

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12 Sep 25 Sep Rotterdam

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Job description

As a member of the Public Health Virology group you will be part of the WHO collaborating center for Arbovirus and Haemorrhagic Fever Reference and Research. We are looking for an allround molecular research technician.

You will be involved in several surveillance studies on the human animal interface. This includes sample processing and PCR testing of samples of multiple animal species, as well as the practical organisation of sample collection, and reporting of results. As such you are part of the Erasmus MC Viroscience preparedness strategy for rare and emerging viruses. Experience with working with databases and organising large datasets is an asset.


Erasmus MC (University Medical Center Rotterdam)


We are seeking a motivated, flexible and enthousiastic technician with a degree in a relevant life science field. The core task of the technician will be surveillance on the human animal interface. Specific requirements including the following:
  • Have laboratory experience in molecular biology.
  • The ability to organize and carefully maintain reagents, workflows and samples records.
  • Have interests in working with pathogen diagnostics and surveillance.
  • Capability to work in a team as well as individually.

Conditions of employment

  • You will receive a temporary position for the fixed term of 2 years.
  • The gross monthly salary amounts a maximum of € 3.302,- (scale 6)
    depending on your level of education and relevant experience and based on a full-time working week of 36 hours.
  • Excellent fringe benefits, such as a 13th month that is already paid out in November and a individual travel expense package.
  • Pension insurance with ABP. We take care of approximately 2/3 of the monthly contribution.
  • Special benefits, such as a incompany physiotherapist and bicycle repairer. And there is also a gym where you can work on your fitness after work.


Erasmus MC

A healthy population and excellence in healthcare through research and education. This is what Erasmus MC stands for. Conducting groundbreaking work, pushing boundaries and leading the way. In research, education, and healthcare. We are practical people with a high level of expertise, working hard to improve and renew the healthcare of today and the public health of tomorrow.

The Department of Viroscience at Erasmus MC is a large department which employs over 180 FTE of different disciplines and runs an extensive experimental research program on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, prevention and treatment of infections by human and animal viruses. The Department of Viroscience harbors well-equipped clinical and experimental virology labs, in which all the virology, molecular biology, pathology and immunology techniques necessary for these projects are operational. There is a close collaboration between hospital diagnostics and research. You will be appointed to the group of Prof. Marion Koopmans, Dr. Reina Sikkema and Dr. Bas Oude Munnink.


  • Research, development, innovation; Technical and laboratory
  • Health
  • max. 36 hours per week
  • €2403—€3302 per month
  • Secondary vocational lower level
  • 37.06.23.TDA-P1316848-1


Erasmus MC (University Medical Center Rotterdam)

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