Research technician Molecular Cell Biology


Biomedical Sciences of Cells & Systems (BSCS)


The research at the Molecular Cell Biology section of the Department of Biomedical Sciences of Cells & Systems (BSCS) at the UMC Groningen focusses on understanding basic functions and processes of the cell and how they lead to diseases if disturbed. The section strives for identification and, if possible, exploitation of targets to prevent or cure diseases related to protein misfolding, and to promote Healthy Ageing.


Many heritable and progressive neurodegenerative disorder, like Huntington’s Disease, are connected to the accumulation of misfolded or aggregated proteins. Preventing this toxic aggregation is seen as one of the options to delay or prevent the onset of this disease. Control of protein folding and preventing of aggregation is mediated by a cellular network of so-called molecular chaperones. We study ways to utilize the cellular quality control machinery to prevent toxic aggregation and delay the onset of disease. Your tasks will involve responsible independent research work, close cooperation with students and postdoctoral fellows and maintenance of shared research infrastructure with our team of technical staff members.

Wat vragen wij

A research technician with a BSc or MSc degree in Life Sciences (Biomedical Sciences, Cell Biology, Neurosciences). We are looking for someone that has proven technical skills with cell biology (culturing immortalized cell lines and imaging techniques), biochemistry (protein purification) and molecular biology techniques (cloning). Furthermore, we seek for a person with a flexible working attitude, team player mentality, good communication skills (Dutch and English) and a pro-active attitude.

Wat bieden wij

- A research project aimed at impact at the highest international level.
- Excellent mentoring, supervision and training.
- Access to state-of-the art infrastructure.
- A stimulating international research environment.
The employment basis is a temporary contract of 0,6 fte (21,6 hours / week), for one year with a possible extension with max 2 years. Your salary will be a maximum of € 3.280,- gross per month (scale 7), depending on your qualifications and relevant experience, based on a full-time appointment. In addition, the UMCG will offer you 8% holiday pay, and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. The conditions of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for Medical Centres (CAO-UMC). English:

Meer informatie

Neem voor meer informatie contact op met:

dr. Marco Hipp


Full applications including a resume and a motivation letter will receive full consideration if received before August 15 2021. You can only apply using the digital application form at the UMCG website and upload the relevant documents. Applications using the indicated email-address will not be processed. Following your application, you will receive an email confirmation.

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