Open position: Research engineer 1 in microbiology

The Elf group is looking for:

A research engineer 1 in microbiology

Duties: As the research engineer 1, you will work closely with the other researchers and PhD students in the group and support them in their projects. You will construct single strains as well as libraries of genetically modified bacteria and be responsible for NGS including sample preparation and data analysis. Protein purification and microscopy can also be part of your work duties if the projects so require. You will train and support the other researchers in the group in NGA and cloning, and you will have the overall responsibility for the lab’s strain database and be the primary contact point for the sequencing facility. If time allows, you are welcome to also peruse your own projects. You will be offered continuous training and you will be expected to stay up-to-date in your area of expertise. The lab is interdisciplinary, which means that you will collaborate closely with microbiologists, microfluidics engineers, biophysicists, computer scientists, optical engineers, biochemists, molecular biologists, and software engineers.

Requirements: For this position as research engineer 1, you must have a PhD degree in microbiology or the equivalent from a related field. You must have documented experience of bacterial strain construction where various types of genetic modifications are systematically introduced on the chromosome high-throughput, as well as good experience of NGS, especially sample preparation. Great emphasis will also be placed on your ability to structure your work, perform your tasks independently, prioritize, continuously and accurately document your work, and drive and complete tasks within given time frames. Flexibility and good cooperation skills are necessary as is the ability to express yourself freely in English both orally and in writing.

Desired: The ideal candidate has experience with cloning microbial strain libraries and has also worked with bacterial strain databases. Experience with NGS data analysis is considered a plus but is not a requirement.

The application should contain:

  • Cover letter (max ½ A4)
  • Degree certificate
  • CV including alist of publications
  • Contact information for three reference persons.

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