Position for Research Technician available in the laboratory of Dr. Albert Weixlbaumer at the IGBMC Strasbourg, France.
A position for a research technician is available starting in April 2014 in the laboratory of Dr. Albert Weixlbaumer, team leader in the Department for Integrated Structural Biology, at the Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology (IGBMC), in Strasbourg, France.
We are looking for highly motivated, creative individuals with interests in structural studies of large macromolecular machines. The ideal candidate has obtained a B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree and is well versed in biochemistry or molecular biology. Experience in molecular cloning, protein expression and purification, as well as an ability to maintain organized records is essential. Prior experience in structural biology would be an added benefit but is not a requirement.
The successful candidate will become a critical part of the group by managing and supporting the lab on a daily basis. Besides general lab management, your duties will include cloning of protein constructs, protein expression, purification, biochemical characterization and crystallization using state of the art equipment and facilities. Eventually you will also train new personnel and become a critical resource for general lab know-how.
The broad interest of the group is regulation of transcription. We use a combination of biochemistry and structural approaches (primarily X-ray crystallography) to study how protein and non-coding RNAs regulate transcription during the elongation phase of transcription. More information can be found here: Team Albert Weixlbaumer Applicants should send a single PDF file containing their CV along with a summary of their previous research experience, accomplishments, and experimental expertise. They should also arrange for 2-3 letters of reference to be sent directly to Dr. Albert Weixlbaumer via e-mail at: Albert.Weixlbaumer@gmail.com