Laboratory Technician - RK1020

The Transversal Translational Medicine (TTM) Platform at the LIH, led by Prof Rejko Krueger, creates a translational bridge between fundamental research and the clinic so that prevention, diagnosis and therapy may help patients in Luxembourg and beyond. The TTM Platform is tasked with developing and implementing translational research projects, from bench to bed to real life. The technician on project will support the laboratory-based research team at the interface with the Disease Modeling & Screening platform within TTM regarding the organization of the lab (ordering, supply), performance of experiments, maintenance of lab automation (automated pipetting, cell culture) and analysis of results to assist in research, development of cellular models of diseases and development cellular assay for drug screening such as Parkinson’s disease and others (human cell lines, fibroblasts, and induced pluripotent stem cells).
1A-B, rue Thomas Edison, Strassen 1445, Luxembourg
15/10/2020 10:44:35

Key Accountabilities
  • Carry out experiments in the research unit.
  • Analyze and notify results to the project leader and suggest new ideas where necessary.
  • 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.
  • Development of the cellular assay in 384 well plate using Human cell line, IPSC, and cancer cell lines.
  • Monitor the equipment, notify potential technical defaults to the Head of Unit or to project leaders.
  • 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).
  • Experience in High Throughput/High Content screening using cellular models.
  • Experienced in working in translational research (Academic/Industry).
  • Practical experience in one or several of the following areas: cell culture, molecular biology, immunology and animal biology.
  • Rigor, strong work discipline, team player, self-driven motivation, initiative taking, punctual and reliable.
  • Languages skills: fluent command of English, knowledge of another language of the European Union is an asset.

REF.: CM/LT1020/RK/TTM
2 year fixed-term contract - Full-time - Available immediately