Laboratory Technician - YD1217

In the context of a FNR-funded CORE project, Dr Yvan Devaux (Head of Cardiovascular Research Unit) is looking to recruit a Laboratory Technician.
1A-B, rue Thomas Edison, Strassen 1445, Luxembourg
22/12/2017 17:17:53
Purpose of the position
    - Perform experiments as a technician on a specific project and carry out broader tasks.
    - Suggest or Take initiatives (depending on the seniority) to resolve or prevent technical problems in consultation
       with the project leader and enhance team work.
    - Run a team of junior technicians (if applicable) in cooperation with the project leader.

    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.
    - 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.
    - Supervise and train junior technicians (depending on the seniority).

    KEY SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
    - Laboratory Technician’s diploma (three years' higher education required).
    - Practical experience in one or several of the following areas: cell culture, molecular biology, biochemistry.
    - 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 (e.g. french)
       is an asset.

    REF.: CM/LT1217/YD/CVRU
    2 year fixed-term contract, part-time (50%), starting early 2018