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Researcher Life Science Technologies
Employer: imec
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Employment Start Date: As soon as possible

Organization Description:

Imec performs world-leading research in nano-electronics. Imec leverages its scientific knowledge with the innovative power of its global partnerships in ICT, healthcare and energy. Imec delivers industry-relevant technology solutions. In a unique high-tech environment, its international top talent is committed to providing the building blocks for a better life in a sustainable society. Imec is headquartered in Leuven (Belgium) and has offices in the Netherlands, US, Taiwan, China, India and Japan. Its staff of more than 1,850 people includes over 550 industrial residents and guest researchers.

We offer you a challenging position in an advanced high-tech environment, in an international team. This is your opportunity to contribute to technologies that will have an impact on tomorrow’s society.
We offer you an attractive salary added with competitive extra-legal benefits such as an interesting life insurance, hospitalization insurance and long-term disability insurance. Imec takes on the full cost of these insurances.
On top of that you receive meal vouchers for each working day. Furthermore, imec offers various training possibilities and social services, such as a company restaurant, ironing service, the possibility of day care on site, holiday daycare and discounts in different sport clubs and shops.  To decrease our ecological footprint 100% of the transport by train is reimbursed by imec.

Job Description:

Within imec’s Life Science department, our group’s research activities focus on the development of novel tools for diagnostic health care applications. Current projects vary from lab-on-a-chip systems and PCR devices to the sensing of biomarkers directly in blood. Such technologies require a multidisciplinary approach within a team that has expertise in molecular biology, biochemistry, and surface chemistry. Especially for our DNA and RNA related work, we are looking for an enthusiastic employee eager to work in imec’s bio-labs to shape tomorrow’s health care technologies. We aim at research at the highest international level and with relevance for the biomedical and pharmaceutical industry.

We are looking for a researcher with a strong scientific background in the field of DNA technologies with some experience in experimental, technical set-ups. We are looking for an outstanding experimentalist who is highly motivated to work in a lab environment on a daily basis together with our engineers.

This person will have to:

  • Define, analyze and interpret biological experiments accurately;
  • Advise engineers towards successful experiments for DNA assays;  
  • Bring ideas for setting up new research experiments and implement DNA assays in lab-on-chip;
  • Independently develop, optimize and deploy your lab experiments, as a member of a closely collaborative team;
  • Improve experimental, technical set-ups.
  • You have a Master’s degree in bio-engineering or equivalent by experience.
  • It is absolutely mandatory that you have extensive, in-depth experience in core molecular biology techniques, including sample prep, RT & qPCR, RNA/DNA extraction, DNA array and spotting techniques, assay development.
  • You have experience of working in a research lab and you are planning a career to solve scientific challenges by performing hands-on experiments in a laboratory.
  • You have experience in electronics or experimental set-ups.
  • You are a team player.
  • You are fluent in English and have excellent communication skills.
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Date Posted: January 11, 2013