The Hubrecht Institute is a research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Presently there are 19 research groups with a total of about 350 employees and guest researchers. In addition to a highly interactive and international scientific environment, excellent research facilities are available for imaging and functional genomics. Moreover, several model organisms are present, including C. elegans, zebrafish and rodents. The institute is situated at the Utrecht Science Park. The Hubrecht Institute is affiliated with the University Medical Center Utrecht and has close connections with Utrecht University, e.g. in the graduate school Cancer, Stem cells & Developmental biology. 

The group of Dr. Jop Kind currently has a vacancy for a

TECHNICIAN
to work on: Mechanisms of tissue regeneration

  • full time (38 hours/week) or
  • part time (30,4 hours/week)
  • Starting date: as soon as possible
  • Location: Utrecht Science Park, De Uithof

Description of the work
In the Kind lab we are interested in understanding the epigenetic mechanisms behind cell-type specification under physiological and pathological conditions. To obtain detailed understanding in cell-fate decisions we apply and develop novel single-cell technologies to unveil the epigenetic regulatory landscape underlying cell fate decisions in individual cells. For our research we mostly focus on biological systems such as early embryogenesis, organoids (cancer and wt) and embryonic stem cell cultures. For the current project we are looking for a talented and highly motivated technician that can help us set up and carry out a novel single-cell project to study colon cancer progression and metastasis in organoid cultures and in mice. This project involves a close collaboration with a small group of researchers from our group and labs at the Hubrecht Institute, Prinses Maxima Centre (PMC) and The Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI).

Requirements
We are looking for an enthusiastic technician that is proactive, well organized and likes working in a team.

Required:

  • Experience with cell culturing
  • Experience with standard molecular biology techniques
  • Excellent and accurate pipetting skills

Desired:

  • Experience with mouse work (Article 9)
  • Experience with culturing embryonic stem cells and/or organoids
  • Experience with gene-expression and/or chromatin-related techniques

Duration
Initially one year with a potential extension after positive evaluation.

Salary
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.

Information
For additional information, please contact Dr. Jop Kind, j.kind@hubrecht.eu or visit the website www.hubrecht.eu.

Interested?
Please send your application including cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact details of two potential references, before July 1st, 2018 to vacancies@hubrecht.eu, stating vacancy HUBR-2018-09 in the subject line.

Any acquisition further to this advertisement will not be appreciated.

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