LA­BO­RA­TO­RY TECH­NICIAN, University of Helsinki



Institute of Biotechnology is a part of Helsinki Institute of Life Science, HiLIFE, with a mission to increase knowledge in biotechnology and integrative biology and use this for the benefit of society. Institute of Biotechnology aims to strengthen its position as an international outstanding research institute in biosciences profiled through high impact research and renowned scientists and to develop as an international, competitive and rewarding workplace sought after as a collaboration partner within the university and internationally.

We are looking for a

Laboratory technician in the structural biology program for protein crystallography core facility operation for a fixed-term, from March 1st,2018 to December 31st,2018 or as agreed.
Can be part time, if so agreed.

Tasks involve maintenance of the facility chemicals stocks and ordering of reagents, day-to-day running of instruments, including execution the full array of services the platform has to offer – mainly setting up of protein crystallization plates using the automation pipeline with pipetting robots and software (Hamilton Star and TTP Labtech Mosquito) and the imaging of the crystallization plates with the imaging system (Rigaku Minstrel). The technician also takes care of book keeping and billing.

We are looking for an applicant with preferably a laboratory engineer or laboratory technician training, engineering or M.Sc. degree or equivalent experience preferred, with +3 years of experience of laboratory work.

-Knowledge of basic laboratory techniques (preparing buffers and pipetting, molecular biology)
-Good communication skills and knowledge of English
-Ability to keep things in good order and good working routines
-Basic knowledge of MS office software (Word, Excel), experience with some laboratory software
-Willingness and interest towards use of automation and basic software needed in operation
-Experience in protein sample characterization.

Knowledge and experience with laboratory automation, additional computer software skills and basic web page maintenance are considered an asset.

The salary is based on the demand level 6-7 of the salary system of the Finnish Universities for other staff. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. A trial period of 4 months will be applied.

The application should include:
– A motivation letter (max. 1 page)
-CV including: Education/previous degrees obtained, prior laboratory work/research experience and list of publications
-Two recommendation letters or names and contact information of reference.

To apply, please submit your application with the attachment file by February 26th, 2018 using the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on Apply for job. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal.

For additional information about the position, please contact Senior Researcher Tommi Kajander, tommi.kajander(at)helsinki.fi

Technical support for using the recruitment system: rekrytointi(at)helsinki.fi

Hae viimeistään 26.02.2018

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