Research Technician MuSK monoclonal antibodies at Leiden University Medical Center
Hours: 36 hours per week
Type of employment: temporary
Duration: min. 1 year
Salary: max. € 3,099
The Department of Human Genetics is looking for a research technician who is intrigued to study how pathogenic patient-derived antibodies function and might have therapeutic potential and who would like to be part of a young and dynamic team.
- You received your BSc (HLO laboratory research) in molecular biology, immunology or a related field
- You have hands-on experience with standard molecular biology techniques
- You have experience with antibody-related techniques like ELISA, affinity chromatography and immunofluorescent staining
- You are interested in working with experimental animals and have attained “Article 12/13f” that allows you to work with them
- You are motivated to study autoimmune disorders and antibody characteristics.
You will work in between two departments at the LUMC: Human Genetics (Prof. Dr. S.M. van der Maarel, head of the department) and Neurology (Prof. Dr. J.J.G.M. Verschuuren, head of the department). Both departments have a longstanding collaboration on research of neurological motor disorders. This research is embedded in the LUMC Medical Research Profile 'Translational Neurosciences'. The collaboration facilitates translational research based on fundamental research, patient material and clinical expertise. It is also supported through interactions with other departments both within and outside the LUMC. The MuSK research team is led by Dr. M.G.M. Huijbers.
Your career at the LUMC
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What we ask
You are an enthusiastic and driven research technician who likes to work in a young and dynamic team with a focus on unravelling fundamental and mechanistic research questions. You have hands-on experience in common molecular biology tools (molecular cloning, mammalian cell culture, western blotting, fluorescent microscopy, flow cytometry, qPCR). Experience with chromatography (antibody purification) and animal experimental work is an advantage. You are accurate and able to work independently as well as within a team. You have a flexible attitude, great sense of teamwork and possess excellent communication skills in English, and preferably also in Dutch. Furthermore, you like to be involved in the organisational tasks of running a research lab.
References will be requested as part of the application procedure.
The key research lines of this research group can be found here.