Research Technician, Biochemistry / Proteomics




The European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing (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 Groningen, The Netherlands.


The Laboratory of Macromolecules and Interactomes at ERIBA is looking for an experienced technician to develop mass photometry and mass spectrometry-based assays for proteomics and analytical biochemistry.
The core responsibilities of the position will be to conduct paired experiments using mass photometry (MP) and mass spectrometry (MS). We have a research and development collaboration with Refeyn Ltd ( - this is a brand-new technology platform, so no prior experience is expected; you will receive on the job training by Refeyn’s applications specialists. Starting from that basis, you will develop applications assessing the properties of immunoprecipitated samples by MP and MS. Outside of that, the successful applicant will participate in occasional shared lab upkeep task and assist others on their projects. Prior experience with protein MS / proteomics and routine protein analysis (e.g., SDS-PAGE, western blotting, BCA/Bradford assays, etc.) will be a major advantage for applicants.

Wat vragen wij

- A training in Analytical Biochemistry at HBO level;
- Independent attitude;
- Strong communication and writing skills in English;
- Organized and results-oriented team player.
- Experience in protein mass spectrometry (esp. Thermo Orbitrap systems);
- Competence with other protein-related analytical techniques;
- Competent scientific programmer for data analysis and data visualization.

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 position is funded for 1 year (36 hours a week), extensions possible provided financial support. Your salary will be a maximum of € 3.422.- 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).

More information
Information about the host lab
Information about ERIBA
Information about Groningen

Meer informatie

Neem voor meer informatie contact op met:

Prof. Dr. John LaCava telefoonnummer (050) 361 7300


Please use the the digital application form at the bottom of this page - only these will be processed. You can apply until 1 January 2023. Full applications including a motivation letter, your CV, and the contact information of two references, will receive full consideration if received before Jan 1, 2023. The position will remain open until filled. Applications using the indicated e-mail address will not be processed. Within half an hour after sending the digital application form you will receive an email- confirmation with further information.

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