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Laboratory technologist (laborant) within muscle biology at Aarhus Universitet

Ansøgningsfrist 9. okt 23:59 CEST
Forventet start 1. dec

  • Institut for Biomedicin - Forskning og uddannelse, Skou-bygningenHøegh-Guldbergs Gade 108000 Aarhus C

  • FuldtidsstillingID: 13095

The Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as a laboratory technician within stem cell biology or muscle biology as per 1 December 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a permanent full-time position.
The department of Biomedicine prioritizes diversity and a good work environment, as this is a prerequisite for groundbreaking research. In a diverse and international research environment, dedicated employees are looking to generate new knowledge within biomedical research areas such as infection and inflammation, membranes, neuroscience and personalized medicine. The Department of Biomedicine provides research-based teaching of the highest quality and is responsible for a large part of the medical degree programme. Academic staff contribute to the teaching. English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. The department employs approx. 500 people from all over the world, and they make use of the department's modern laboratory-, core- and animal facilities. The Department of Biomedicine focuses on innovation, entrepreneurship and collaboration with business and industry, and numerous researchers from the department have established companies to develop new medicinal treatments founded in professional scientific basic research. You can read more about the department and about the faculty .
The position will be in the lab of Tenure-track Assistant Professor Ermelinda Porpiglia, a dynamic and growing lab at the forefront of muscle stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. The Porpiglia lab employs novel single-cell technologies, such as single-cell mass cytometry (CyTOF) and imaging mass cytometry (IMC), to study the relationships between muscle stem cells and immune cells in aged and dystrophic skeletal muscle. The long-term research goal of the lab is to develop therapeutic strategies to modulate the immune system in order to boost muscle repair.
The research will employ both animal models and clinical samples. The ideal candidate will be an adaptable professional with strong communication and scientific skills, who is excited to work both independently and as part of a team.
We offer an exciting job where you will have the opportunity to gain expertise in cutting-edge technologies (CyTOF and IMC), and contribute to advancing our knowledge of stem cell function and to developing novel therapies to boost muscle repair. In the lab you will both get independent tasks and assist colleagues in their projects. We emphasize that new employees will receive excellent training. We especially value the good cooperation between the members of the research group.
You can read more about the research group .

Your job responsibilities

As Laboratory Technician, your primary tasks are laboratory work and assisting with purchase of lab consumables etc. You will contribute to the overall functionality of the lab by helping PhD, Master students and postdocs, as well as undergraduate students and you will assist in setting up new protocols in the lab. In your daily work, you have a close interaction with competent colleagues, and you will have many different tasks during the week. You will be part of a very motivated research team.
Your main tasks will consist in the following:
  • Support research (animal handling, including assisting with animal experiments; tissue histology; cell biology; molecular biology) – A/D animal license is (highly) preferred
  • Help with lab members onboarding and transition
  • Train students and lab staff in the standard lab protocols
  • Oversee equipment maintenance, inventory, and repair
  • Manage laboratory supply needs – place/receive orders – Proficiency with IndFAK2 preferred
  • Ensure lab compliance with all applicable safety programs (including chemical inventory, chemical hazards, and chemical waste disposal), SOPs, protocols, and policies
  • Ensure lab compliance with institutional IT requirements

You will report to Assistant Professor Ermelinda Porpiglia

Your competences

You have a background in the biomedical sciences, ideally with experience in cell biology. You have experience working with mice, with histology, and microscopy. Animal handling certification (A/D animal license) will be considered an advantage.
You are self-motivated, curious, and eager to learn. You have a can-do attitude. You show excellent organizational skills and are a meticulous record keeper.
As a person, you have good interpersonal skills and are able to work inclusively and collaboratively to contribute to a good work environment.
We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English. Fluency in Danish is a plus but not a requirement.

Questions about the position

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Ermelinda Porpiglia at eporpiglia@biomed.au.dk.
Your place of work will be the Department of Biomedicine, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 10, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.
We expect to conduct interviews during the first weeks of October.

Terms of employment

Terms of employment and pay are regulated by the collective agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and the Organisations of Public Employees – Denmark (OAO) or The Danish confederation of public employees of 2010.


Your application must include the following:
  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Indication of education (a copy of the diplomas should be uploaded)
  • References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the recruitment system
We refer to the faculty’s .
Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.
The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

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