ORGANISATION/COMPANYRoyal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
RESEARCH FIELDMedical sciencesPhysics
RESEARCHER PROFILERecognised Researcher (R2)
APPLICATION DEADLINE08/08/2021 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONNetherlands › Utrecht
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK38.0
The group of Dr. Jacques Bothma currently has a vacancy for a technician to work on Quantitative imaging of transcription regulation in development.
Description of the project:
How an embryo interprets the noncoding parts of its genome to produce the different cell types necessary to build an animal is one of nature’s enduring mysteries. Unravelling it promises to not only yield new insights into disorders of development and cancer, but also reveal the organizing principles of life. Our lab approaches this problem by imaging the key regulatory proteins and regions of DNA mediating these decisions in their endogenous context in real time to understand the basic molecular mechanisms at work. We are constantly developing new ground-breaking imaging and labelling technologies that empower us to visualize and quantify these processes in ways that have never been done before. Our experimental workhorse is the early fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) embryo, but we are excited to expand into artificial vertebrate embryos and organoids in the future. The day to day work will require doing molecular cloning to create transgenes, husbandry of flies and quantitative microscopy of fly embryos.
Initially one year with a potential extension.
According to “CAO-Nederlandse Universiteiten” (CAO-NU), depending on experience scale 7, excluding 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% year-end bonus. We offer an extensive package of fringe benefits.
As soon as possible.
Please send your application including:
- a cover letter explaining why you would like to join our group specifically
- a curriculum vitae
- a copy of your university transcript with awarded grades
Applications will be considered as they are received and if the add is live the position is still available.
Diversity & Inclusion
The KNAW considers a working environment in which everyone feels welcome and appreciated of great importance. A working environment in which attention is paid to individual quality and where development opportunities are paramount. Together we strive for an inclusive culture in which we embrace differences. We would therefore like to invite candidates who want to contribute to this through their background and experience. In the event of equal suitability, preference will be given to the candidate who thus enhances diversity within the Academy.
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We are looking for a candidate who is organised, curious by nature and excited to do science as part of a growing international and interdisciplinary team. Having previous experience with molecular biology, fly husbandry, microscopy or programming would be desirable but is not necessary as extensive training will be provided. The group’s work is highly interdisciplinary, so candidates with a background in either Biology, Physics, Chemistry or other related fields are strongly encouraged to apply.
EURAXESS offer ID: 668006
Posting organisation offer ID: 303128
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