Research Technician - Fly Transgenesis and Maintenance

  • EMBL
  • Germany
  • Oct 9, 2021
Science Full Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the leading scientific research organisations in Europe, with sites in Heidelberg (Germany), Grenoble (France), Hamburg (Germany), Hinxton (UK), Rome (Italy) and Barcelona (Spain).   EMBL is a leading international molecular biology research organization with major activities in advanced training, technology development and scientific service provision.   EMBL is looking for a research technician to provide technical support for production of transgenic Drosophila and oversight of the Drosophila facilities. This includes maintenance of Drosophila population cages, maintaining the fly food inventory, ordering and costs, and liaising with the fly kitchen personnel. The candidate will join the group of Dr. Anne Ephrussi and will provide this service to all fly labs at EMBL. At present there are 3 full-time fly labs in Heidelberg, in the Developmental Biology and Genome Biology Units, as well as occasional users in other EMBL Units including at other EMBL sites. For a skilled person this will take approximately half time, but we anticipate that it may take some time to reach this skill level. Once this has been achieved, additional opportunities in molecular biology, cell biology and genetics will be made available.  


EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial support for relocation and installation, including your family.

Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.

The interviews are planned for the first two weeks of December 2021.