Technician in the Cellular Biochemistry team


European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing (ERIBA)


The European Research Institute for the Biology of Aging (ERIBA) is a research institute at the University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG). ERIBA aims to discover molecular mechanisms of ageing that can be used as targets to prevent or delay age-related diseases. Our research teams are working with different model systems and technology platforms and share their knowledge and expertise to accelerate discoveries. ERIBA is part of the central UMCG campus, located in a vibrant student town in the northern Netherlands.

The Cellular Biochemistry lab of Prof. Liesbeth Veenhoff at ERIBA is looking for a knowledgeable and collaborative technician to support our research on quality control of Nuclear Pore Complexes.

The nuclear pore complex (NPC) is the sole gateway to the nuclear interior and its function is essential to all eukaryotic life. In the last years evidence is accumulating to support that NPCs are compromised in ageing mitotic and post mitotic cells and in aggregation pathologies. This newly highlighted vulnerability of eukaryotic cells inspired us to start to resolve the mechanisms that control the quality of NPCs. Our work is curiosity driven and we address our scientific questions in the simplest model system available, namely baker’s yeast.


Are you interested to help us answer our questions? We look for a technician that is part of, and supports the team. We offer a friendly, stimulating and ambitious international research environment. You would be taking charge of lab managerial tasks like ordering and arranging repair of instruments. In addition, you would perform, dependent on skills and interests molecular biology/ biochemical experiments, and become the lab-expert in running our single cell ageing experiments using microfluidic chips and imaging.

Wat vragen wij

- A training as a technician at HBO level.
- You are a team player, highly motivated, self-driven, with a flexible attitude.
- You have organizational skills.
- You have a good level of written and spoken English.
- You have experience in a wide variety of state-of-the art (molecular) biology techniques.

The UMCG has a preventive Hepatitis B policy. The UMCG can provide you with the vaccination, should it be required for your position.

In case of specific professions a ‘Certificate of Good Conduct’ is required.

Wat bieden wij

The employment basis is a temporary contract for one year with a possible extension with max 3 years (0,5 fte-18 h/week).

The starting salary is dependent on experience and is scaled in 6 (max gross salary € 2.633,- based on a full-time position). In addition, the UMCG will offer you 8% holiday pay and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. The terms of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for Medical Centers (CAO-UMC).

More information
For more information about this vacancies you may contact:
Prof. Liesbeth Veenhoff, team leader, ERIBA; email (please do not use e-mail address for applications).
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Meer informatie


Please use the the digital application form at the bottom of this page - only these will be processed. You can apply until 25 October 2020. Within half an hour after sending the digital application form you will receive an email- confirmation with further information.

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