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Research Technician to Support the New Laboratory of Sleep and Synaptic Plasticity - Belgium  

VIB (company)


Posted on : 23 May 2017

Project Description

  • The Center for Brain & Disease Research is part of the company Life Sciences Institute and is embedded within the University , which ranks among the world’s top 50 universities. At our Center, researchers study the basic mechanisms of the central nervous system and related diseases.
  • Our lab employs multi-disciplinary approaches, including Drosophila genetics, behavior analysis, electrophysiology, functional imaging, and neural circuit mapping and manipulation, to study the basic mechanisms underlying sleep and its function in the brain.  
  • The research technician will help us establish the lab and will support the team in daily research. 
  • The successful candidate is expected to perform molecular cloning, Drosophila stock maintenance, fruitfly genetics, behavior screening and immunohistochemistry.
  •  He/She will also be responsible for aspects of lab organization such as lab maintenance, orderings, and overseeing biosafety requirements.  

  • A Bachelor or Master degree in a relevant scientific or engineering field is required. 
  • Hands-on experience in at least one of the following areas is desirable:
  • Molecular cloning
  • Drosophila genetics
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Animal behavior research
  • MATLAB programming 
  • Te successful candidate must be meticulous, detail-oriented and self-motivated, and able to interact well with other members of the research team. 
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is required.

We offer
  • Access to state-of-the-art infrastructure 
  • A stimulating international research environment 
  • Open-ended contract, competitive salary and benefits.
  • Starting Date: the position is immediately available.