17/09/2020

Scientific technician

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Jagiellonian University
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesBiological engineering
    Biological sciencesOther
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    19/10/2020 12:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Poland › Kraków
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/11/2020
  • IS THE JOB RELATED TO STAFF POSITION WITHIN A RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE?
    Yes

OFFER DESCRIPTION

Project is carried out within the program Merging Programmable DNA Nanorobots and Microfluidics for Orientationally Controlled Delivery of Membrane Proteins to Protocells programme of the Foundation for Polish Science.

The successful candidate will join a project that aims to use knowledge gained from designing and building novel DNA-based nanomachines and apply it to design production and testing of a novel vaccine platform effective against SARS-CoV-2.

Maximum period of contract agreement: 24 months

Key responsibilities include:

Assist in day-to day experiments, including design, production and purification of DNA and protein nanostructures, connecting them to other biological macromolecules.

Preparation of samples for structural analysis e.g. Cryo-EM

Data collection, biochemical and structural characterization of the resulting structures.

More Information

Benefits

Excellent training: in our diverse group you will be able to network with international researchers, and be exposed to a wide range of skills and techniques such as DNA origami design, enzyme biochemistry, structural biology, protein design, Cryo-EM etc.

 

Gross gross salary maximum 72 000 PLN per year, gross salary maximum 60 000 PLN per year.

 

Selection process

Please submit the following documents to Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology office, Cracow ul. Gronostajowa 7A, room 3/12 or electronically via email: jonathan.heddle@uj.edu.pl, applications should be marked “Team-Tech1R” (documents in English):

  • Application.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Motivation letter stating why you are interested in the position
  • Personal questionnaire,
  • Copy of degree certificates
  • List of publications (including journal name and page numbers), if applicable
  • Information regarding classes taught by a candidate, if applicable,
  • Two references from previous employers or mentors.
  • Statement declaring that Jagiellonian University will be the basic place of employment in the case of being employed in the competition procedure.
  • Declaration on acknowledging and accepting the rules and regulations concerning intellectual property management and commercialisation in force at the Jagiellonian University.
  • Information regarding personal data processing.

Statement forms can be downloaded from here:

http://www.heddlelab.org/images/Team%20Technician_attachements.zip

Additional comments

Jagiellonian University does not provide housing.

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Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Biological sciences: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
    Chemistry: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

  • Possess an undergraduate degree in biochemistry, biological chemistry, molecular biology, structural biology or related areas.
  • Have experience in at least one of protein biochemistry, lipid chemistry; DNA nanotechnology.
  • Have good written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Have good skills of work management and experimental record keeping.
  • Able to work across disciplines and be willing to gain expertise in new areas.
  • Able to work collaboratively.

Specific Requirements

Experience in structural biology techniques and TEM and/or atomic Force microscopy of biological macromolecules (including DNA origami) would be welcome.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Jagiellonian University, Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology UJ, Bionanoscience and Biochemistry Laboratory (prof. Heddle Laboratory)
Poland
Małopolska
Kraków
30-387
Gronostajowa 7A

EURAXESS offer ID: 559639

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