Psykiatrisk Afdeling Odense - universitetsfunktion,


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Psykiatrisk Afdeling Odense - universitetsfunktion

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Odense C
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Laboratory technician in stem-cell technology in mental health

(Generation of induced pluripotent stem-cell generation, brain organoids derivation, cell culturing and molecular biology methods)

The Department of Psychiatry, Odense is looking for highly motivated, talented, and experienced research fellow for the Stem Cell Laboratory of Translational Psychiatry.  People interested in cell based cutting-edge techniques for modeling and studying psychiatric disorders are strongly encouraged to apply.

Are you interested to join an interdisciplinary team working in an innovative stem cell laboratory? Would you like to be a part of a creative team developing pioneering stem-cell based techniques for modeling and studying mental health and psychiatric disorders? Would you like to make a difference for patients? Then we offer meaningful work in an exciting working environment. The stem cell laboratory for translational Psychiatry at the Research Unit at the Department of Psychiatry, Odense are looking for an experienced, committed and motivated laboratory technician for organizing the daily work in the lab, applying cutting edge stem cell technology, developing and establishing new and advanced methods contributing to soving the riddle of the neurobiology of psychiatric diseases.

About the group

We are very enthusiastic team consisting of 1 Professor, 1 Post Doc, 1 PhD student and a changing number of Master students. Our challenge is to understand the key mechanisms for psychiatric disorders like autism and schizophrenia. Our main goal is to establish stem-cell based models for psychiatric disorders based on patients’ own derived induced pluripotent stem cells and brain organoids (mini-brains).

About the job

Your primary tasks varied, but include:

  • Generating and characterizing induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC)
  • Differentiating iPSC into various cell types e.g. neurons and glial cells
  • Deriving and maintaining brain organioids (mini-brains) in ex vivo cultures
  • Maintaining the cell lines in biobank – fibroblasts, iPSC, astrocytes, neurons
  • Performing molecular biology techniques ELISA, Western blot, qPCR
  • Performing cryosectioning and immunocytochemistry
  • Organizing and supporting the daily work in the lab (ordering of e.g. basic laboratory items, chemicals, cell culture media, maintenance of equipment etc.)
  • Weekend shifts

Qualifications for the position

  • You hold a certified laboratory technician diploma or similar and already have cell lab experience
  • Strong experience in generating and maintaining iPSC is mandatory (working experience 1-2 years within the field)
  • Experience with DNA, RNA and protein analysis (e.g. methods like qPCR, ELISA, Western blot etc.
  • Experience with fluorescent microscopy)
  • You are strong in verbal and written communication both in Danish and English
  • Confident with IT, including the Office package, GraphPad
  • Eager to learn, develop and adapt new methods and protocols
  • Organizing and supporting the daily work in the lab (ordering of e.g. basic laboratory items, chemicals, cell culture media, maintenance of equipment etc.)

Personal characteristics

  • You are loyal and committed
  • You are creative and a problem-solver
  • You have good collaborative skills and are helpful
  • You like to work independently
  • You find it motivating being part of and developing a small team
  • You are good planner
  • You have a flexible attitude
  • Enjoy some routine work

What do we offer to you?

The post is initially for one year, with the option for a permanent position. We offer an exciting employment in an international atmosphere focusing on innovative research for the benefit of the patients and surrounding community. We emphasize a high degree of professionalism among our employees, and competence development is an organizational nature. We are a family friendly employer and offer flexibility in your career path.

Salary and terms of employment

Wage and employment conditions under the OAO-S Joint Agreement and Organization Agreement for Office Officers, Laborants and IT Employees (HK / State) concluded with the Ministry of Finance.

Application and contact

Open the "Apply Online" link, where you fill in the application form and attach your motivated application, CV and diploma. The application must be written in English. We should receive your online application no later than 29th of February, 2020. The interviews will be held on ongoing basis until the filling the position.

If you would like more information about the position, please contact Mirolyuba Ilieva,

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