Utrecht University – Lab Technician Proteomics

Job description

In the Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics group of Utrecht University, you will work in a great and inspiring research environment with professional colleagues active in various fields of analytical and biochemical oriented research.

You will assist in small research projects, with the MS-based proteomics workflows consisting of sample preparation, clean up, sequencing, characterization and quantitation of peptides and proteins. You will support the proteomics research by maintaining analytical equipment such as the HPLC (RP, SEC, IEX, HpH), pipettes, centrifuges, etc. Furthermore, you will maintain the stock of consumables and materials and where needed assist in testing and improving the used setup. In addition, you might partly support in cell culturing methods, cell line development, transfections and/or transductions of cells and associated techniques and maintenance of equipment related to cell culturing.


We encourage you to apply if you have:

  • a Bachelor’s degree in Science (hbo) education in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry or a similar field;
  • good interpersonal skills, proven ability to communicate effectively and work well with other employees;
  • the ability to follow instructions and take direction;
  • skills in using standard productivity software such as Microsoft Office and software to control analytical instrumentation;
  • demonstrated knowledge and experience in mass spectrometric techniques like LC-MS/MS and proteomics is a plus;
  • experience with analytical and biochemical methods such as liquid chromatography based fractionation of peptides and proteins is a plus;
  • a background in mammalian cell culture including suspension cell lines, transfections and transductions is a plus;
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills in Dutch and English;
  • a hands-on and flexible work attitude, are a self-starter but also a team player, are open minded and creative and last but not least: you are driven by knowledge and results through your passion and enthusiasm.

About the organisation
A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

The city of Utrecht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, with a charming old centre and an internationally oriented culture that is strongly influenced by its century-old university. Utrecht city has been consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the Netherlands.

The Faculty of Science consists of six Departments: Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Information and Computing Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry and Mathematics. The Faculty is home to 5,600 students and nearly 1,500 staff and is internationally renowned for the quality of its research. The Faculty’s academic programmes reflect developments in today’s society. Read the overall impression 2016 of the Faculty of Science.

The Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics is an internationally oriented research group embedded in the Departments of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences of the Faculty of Sciences at Utrecht University.

The research of the group is oriented on analytical, biochemical and computational technology development, for eminent applications in the life sciences, covering for instance Stem Cell Proteomics, Cancer Metabolomics and Structural Biology. The group consists of about 60 researchers (Technicians, PhD candidates, Postdocs and senior staff), who cumulatively publish about 50 papers annually in peer-reviewed scientific international journals. We teach students at all levels in Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biology and Medicine.

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