Technical Assistant | Research and Laboratory Management

Technical Assistant | Research and Laboratory Management

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6 Jul 26 Jul Nijmegen

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Job description

Conducting research experiments and play a central role in managing the laboratory. The successful candidate will crucially contribute to the research of the Translational genomics of neurodevelopmental disorders group. You will genetically manipulate genes in Drosophila and characterize the resulting disease models in disease-relevant assays, such as high-throughput learning and sleep paradigms. Further molecular characterization (e.g. by PCR and qPCR) and drug rescue experiments will be routine tasks. General tasks include animal maintenance, logistic organization of lab and lab supplies, and coordination of other support staff.

The position is part of an NWO-ZonMW Vici grant to Prof. A. Schenck (Towards treatment of Intellectual Disability and Autism spectrum disorders in Drosophila).

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Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc)


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and skilled (junior) research technician. You are highly motivated to contribute to medical research, wish to combine this with a central role in the lab and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. It is important that you have a fundamental background in genetics, molecular and cell biology and some experience to work with model organisms. In addition, you have the ability to organize and manage your own workload, get things done, and demonstrate flexibility in terms of work methods/requirements. You have the ability to work under minimal supervision but function as part of a team.

Furthermore you have:
  • A recent HBO/HLO degree in a domain of Molecular Life Sciences.
  • Excellent experimental and organizational skills.
  • Highest level of reliability and accuracy.
  • Positive service attitude.
  • Affinity for fundamental & translational research related to human brain disorders.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 2 years.

Working at Radboud university medical center means that you are ahead of the curve and working together on the healthcare of the future. And there is more. Our secondary terms of employment are impressive. These are fully tailored to you thanks to our Employment Conditions Selection Model. At Radboud university medical center, you will be given trust, and you will take the responsibility to handle everything together. We provide annual courses, both professional and personal.
  • In addition to your monthly salary and an annual vacation allowance of 8%, you will receive an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • If you work irregular hours, you will receive an allowance.
  • As a full-time employee (36 hours per week), you are entitled to approximately 168 vacation hours (over 23 days) per year.
  • Radboud university medical center pays 70% of the pension premium. You pay the rest of the premium with your gross salary.
  • You get a discount on health insurance as well: you can take advantage of two group health insurance plans. UMC Zorgverzekering and CZ collectief.
In addition to our terms of employment, we also offer employees various other attractive facilities, such as childcare and sports facilities. Want to learn more? Take a look at the CAO UMC.



The Department of Human Genetics Nijmegen at the Radboudumc is a world-leading place for research into genetic forms of early onset cognitive disorders, where clinical research, disease gene identification and functional studies work hand in hand. Using disease genes as a starting point, the group Translational Genomics of Neurodevelopmental Disorders of Prof. Annette Schenck dissects the function of genes causing Intellectual Disability and comorbid Autism spectrum disorder (ID/ASD) when mutated, studies molecular networks and mechanisms that underlie brain development and cognition in health and disease, and aims to translate this knowledge back to humans.

Radboud university medical center is a university medical center for patient care, scientific research, and education in Nijmegen. Radboud university medical center strives to be at the forefront of shaping the healthcare of the future. We do this in a person-centered and innovative way, and in close collaboration with our network. We want to have a significant impact on healthcare. We want to improve with each passing day, continuously working towards better healthcare, research, and education. And gaining a better understanding of how diseases arise and how we can prevent, treat, and cure them, day in and day out. This way, every patient always receives the best healthcare, now and in the future. Because that is why we do what we do.

Read more about our strategy and what working at Radboud university medical center means. Our colleagues would be happy to tell you about it. #weareradboudumc


  • Research, development, innovation; Technical and laboratory
  • Natural sciences; Health
  • max. 36 hours per week
  • €2497—€3355 per month
  • Higher professional education
  • 164945-P1007362-1


Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc)

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