Technician in Biochemistry, Biotechnology or Cell Biology (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

Technician in Biochemistry, Biotechnology or Cell Biology (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

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18 Mar 16 Apr Utrecht

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Job description

In view of their rapid expansion the cryo-EM and CSC groups are seeking a highly-qualified Technician to strengthen daily management of their joint laboratory.

The successful applicant has strong organizational skills and enjoys working in a dynamical and international environment with Master students and PhD candidates. We are looking for a candidate who is capable of maintaining oversight, likes so collaborate, has good communicative skills, and takes responsibility. The successful applicant has a strong background in molecular biology, cell culture and cell transfection and preferably has experience with the production and purification of recombinant proteins.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • managing the daily affairs of the laboratory as part of a team of three Technicians;
  • implementation of safety regulations and ensuring these are adhered to;
  • instructing students in the use of equipment or cell culture techniques;
  • maintaining equipment and staying up-to-date of existing and implementation of new research techniques;
  • contributing to research projects of the cryo-EM group.

The emphasis is on the organizational aspects of the lab. The candidate is encouraged to develop his or her managerial skills and this will be actively supported.


Utrecht University


We are looking for someone with:
  • HLO/HBO degree or equivalent in Molecular Biology/Biochemistry/Biotechnology or related field;
  • good communicative skills in Dutch and English;
  • experience in cell culture, molecular biology, and preferably protein purification;
  • prior work experience as a Technician.

Conditions of employment

We offer a temporary position (0.8 - 1.0 FTE) for four years. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience  - ranges between €2,579 and €4,274 (scale 8/10 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) gross per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8 % and a year-end bonus of 8.3 % per year. We offer a pension scheme, (partly paid) parental leave, collective insurance schemes and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). More information is available at: working at Utrecht University.


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The cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) and the Crystal and Structural Chemistry (CSC) groups study the structures and functions of proteins and their assemblies. A highly interdisciplinary team, covering biochemistry, cell biology, biophysics and computational sciences elucidates the inner workings of the cell by investigating molecules in isolated form as well as in their cellular environment. The cryo-EM and CSC groups are embedded in the Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research of the Department of Chemistry.


  • Research, Development, Innovation
  • 32—40 hours per week, temporary
  • €2579—€4274 per month
  • Higher Professional Education +
  • 1034928



Domplein 29, 3512 JE, Utrecht

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