Laboratory technician (Flow, Mass and Imaging Cytometry Platform) - CG0317

We seek highly motivated applicants who enjoy working in a stimulating and international environment. Our Institute is well funded and fully equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation. The selected candidate will work in the National Cytometry Platform; suggest or take initiatives to resolve and prevent technical problems with the cytometers and related equipment in close consultation with the head of National Cytometry Platform; support the users to perform optimal cytometric experiments for their specific projects.

LIH-House of Biohealth
29, rue Henri Koch, Esch-sur-Alzette L-4354, Luxembourg
Key Accountabilities
  • Monitor the equipment inside the facility and performing the necessary quality controls.
  • Evaluate and troubleshoot problems.
  • Maintain schedule in order to run the facility at maximum efficiency.
  • Establish new protocols and generate validated SOPs.
  • Transfer technical knowledge to researchers, students and the staff of the research unit to perform experiments with validated SOPs.
  • Draft and update the register of technical protocols and databases of the research unit.
  • Monitor stocks of consumable materials (reception and storage of deliveries, drafting of purchase orders to be signed by the designated persons, research of information on the products to be ordered, etc.).
  • Where necessary, suggest areas for improvement for the protocols to be followed, and evaluate new technologies.
  • Be able to learn new laboratory techniques required for a project.
  • Keep current databases updated and find solutions to manage information efficiently if needed.
  • Participate in development of new methodologies.  
    Suggest initiatives to resolve or prevent technical problems in consultation with the project leader.
    Share best practices within the research unit, but also with other research units of the Luxembourg Institute of Health.

KEY SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
  • Laboratory Technician’s diploma (three years' higher education required) or Master’s degree.
  • Practical experience in one or several of the following areas: cytometry, cell culture, immunology and animal biology.
  • Service oriented, team player, adaptable and flexible, initiative taking, self-driven motivation, rigor and strong work discipline, punctual and reliable, ability to work independently and meet responsibilities without continuous supervision.
  • Communication skills and being able to interact successfully with a broad range of individuals.
  • Languages skills: fluent command of English, knowledge of another language of the European Union is an asset.

REF.: CM/LT0317/CG/CFC
Fixed-term contract until end of 2017 - Full time - Available immediately

Contacts

Contact for scientific questions:

National Cytometry Platform
Dr Coralie GUERIN
coralie.guerin@lih.lu