Research technician (fixed-term) – The Genome Editing Core & Viral Vector Core, Turku Bioscience Centre



Turku Bioscience is seeking a research technician (lab technician), initially for the period 01.11.2020 -31.10.2021 , with an eventual possibility for continuation after this date.

Our Organisation

Turku Bioscience Centre is a jointly-funded research and core facility centre of University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University. The Centre offers state-of-the-art technology platforms and expertise in the areas of genomics, proteomics, imaging as well as bioinformatics, viral vectors, genome editing, x-ray crystallography, screening, and zebra fish model system. The core facilities operate within the Biocenter Finland national infrastructure network. Its user base includes local, national and international scientists. More information on our research unit and the local scientific community can be found at the following sites: https://bioscience.fi
 https://biocityturku.fi  www.utu.fi 

Job Description

The successful candidate will work in the exciting area of CRISPR genome editing and viral vector gene transfer. Daily tasks will include production and purification of Lenti- , Retro-, Adeno- and Adeno-Associated Viral Vectors, DNA amplification, generation of CRISPR edited cell lines based on customer cells. Other tasks include FACS based cell sorting, DNA cloning, qPCR, BCL2 user training and general lab maintenance.

We are looking for a highly motivated person, who is able to work independently, has good self-discipline and pays attention to details.

A primary degree (M.Sc. or B.Sc.) is required in cell and molecular biology, virology or any bioscience related field.

The exact salary will be defined when writing the employment contract. The salary is in accordance with the university salary system (for general staff) level 7, where the work specific salary component is 2281,18 € per month. In addition, there is a share increase based on the personal performance, which is at most 50 % of the base salary. There will be a trial period of 6 months.

The deadline for applications is October 20th and the position must be applied for by using our electronic system. Please include in English your CV and contact information for three referees and a motivation letter in your application. A link to the electronic application system can be found on top of the position advertisement from the following link: https://www.utu.fi/en/university/come-work-with-us/open-vacancies.

For further information about the position, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Artur Padzik, e-mail artur.padzik(at)bioscience.fi , or phone +358-29450 3753 (8.10.2020 between 10-13).

Enquiries concerning the application procedure may be directed to HR Specialist Paula Luoma: paula.luoma(at)utu.fi.