Research Technician Monogenic Neuro-developmental Disorders

Research Technician Monogenic Neuro-developmental Disorders

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We are looking for a research technician with a keen interest in cell biology assays in the context of neurodevelopment.

Job description

Join our research team in investigating the molecular mechanisms underlying monogenic neurodevelopmental disorders. We are looking for motivated candidates with a keen interest in translational molecular and cellular biology. This position offers a one-year term with the possibility of extension.

As a research technician, you will generate genetically engineered cell systems which you will use to study diverse biological processes including mitosis, nucleo-cytoplasmic export, and cell differentiation. For this, you will work with cutting-edge techniques including CRISPR, human iPSCs, organoids and live-cell imaging. If you are passionate about unraveling biological mysteries and making meaningful contributions to healthcare, we encourage you to apply.


University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC Utrecht)


We are looking for a research technician with the following profile:
  • Bachelor’s (HLO) or Master’s degree in life sciences, biomedical sciences, biotechnology, or equivalent field.
  • At least one year of relevant experience.
  • A laboratory enthusiast with experience in cell culture and molecular cloning.
  • Proficient in English.
  • Experience with iPSC and organoid culture is a plus.
  • Personality: pro-active, independent, curiosity driven and eager to learn.

Conditions of employment

The maximum salary for this position (32 - 36 hours) is € 4.816,00 gross per month based on full-time employment.

In addition, we offer an annual benefit of 8.3%, holiday allowance, travel expenses and career opportunities. The terms of employment are in accordance with the Cao University Medical Centers (UMC).


At the Research Section of the Department of Genetics, we aim to forward our understanding of genetic diseases to improve diagnosis, prognosis and therapy. As a member of the van Jaarsveld group, you will contribute to establishing a new team which employs state-of-the-art experimental biology approaches in a translational research setting. Situated in shared laboratories alongside multiple other research teams, you will work in a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment.

The research section of the Department of Genetics currently consists of three full-time PI’s that lead their genetic research groups. It also connects several clinical researchers, part of the clinical genetics section. The Department of Genetics is part of the UMC Utrecht and provides clinical genetic care, genome and metabolic diagnostics, bioinformatics and experimental and clinical research. The Genetics department of the UMC Utrecht is part of the Laboratory, Pharmacy and Biomedical Genetics division. Our department strives to play a leading role (inter)nationally in the field of genetics and molecular biology.

Together we work to improve people's health and create the healthcare of tomorrow. Our location at the Science Park in Utrecht means that the Hubrecht Institute, the Princess Máxima Center and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment are close by. This offers the opportunity for knowledge exchange and joint research projects between our researchers, doctors and scientists.


  • Research, development, innovation
  • Health
  • 32—36 hours per week
  • max. €4816 per month
  • Higher professional education +
  • 2024-4796


University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC Utrecht)

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