University of Luxembourg

Research support technician at Genomics platform

2025-05-23 (Europe/Luxembourg)
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About us...

The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) is an interdisciplinary research centre of the University of Luxembourg. We conduct fundamental and translational research in the field of Systems Biology and Biomedicine - in the lab, in the clinic and in silico. We focus on neurodegenerative processes and are especially interested in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease and their contributing factors.

The LCSB recruits talented scientists from various disciplines: computer scientists, mathematicians, biologists, chemists, engineers, physicists and clinicians from more than 50 countries currently work at the LCSB. We excel because we are truly interdisciplinary and together we contribute to science and society.

Successful candidates will join the Genomics platform, which offers next-generation sequencing and single-cell sequencing services. For more information, please visit our website.

Your Role...

You will be responsible for the daily lab operations at the platform mainly samples collection, quality control of the received samples, sample preparation for next generation sequencing, operating sequencing instruments in addition to maintaining the lab inventory and ordering lab supplies.

Important technical competencies and tasks includes, but not limited to:

  • Library preparation for next generation sequencing (NGS), both manually and with a robotic system.
  • Performing sequencing runs on Illumina and Oxford Nanopore instruments.
  • Keeping record of projects in a well-organized electronic lab notebook.
  • Optimization and testing new protocols including different NGS methods and single cell NGS sample preparations.
  • Troubleshooting of technical problems in the sample preparation and sequencing workflows.

What we expect from you…

  • A bachelor's or master's degree (or equivalent) in the field of biology, preferable in molecular biology and with minimum 2 years of wet lab experience, preferably in the field of Next Generation Sequencing or Genomics.
  • Computer skills: Good command of MS-office particularly Excel and bioinformatics tools is needed. Knowledge of basic Linux commands is a plus.
  • High reliability and precision in work is very important as samples are usually low volume and non-replaceable.
  • Good organizational skills and willingness to work independently with little guidance or supervision.
  • Attention to details is important, like accurate data entry, sample handling, sample tracking.
  • Communication in English is essential, both written and spoken.

Here's what awaits you at the LCSB...

  • Excellent work environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, laboratory and administrative support
  • Truly connected. We work together with hospitals and research institutes on a national and international level as well as industrial partners. Connection between science and society is very important to us. From our school lab - the Scienteens Lab - to the different outreach activities and collaborative partnerships with patient associations, we love to listen to society's needs and share our passion for science
  • Be part of a multicultural team. At the LCSB we have more than 50 nationalities. Throughout the year, we organise team-building events, networking activities and more

Find out more about us!

How to apply...

Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter indicating your motivation for this position, relevant past experience and future interests

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

General information:

  • Contract type: Fixed Term Contract 12 Month (can be extended for one additional year)
  • Work hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Belval
  • Internal title: Research support technician
  • Job reference: UOL06475

Job details

Title
Research support technician at Genomics platform
Location
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Published
2024-05-23
Application deadline
2025-05-23 23:59 (Europe/Luxembourg)
2025-05-23 23:59 (CET)
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