Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe
Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe

Research Technician - Transcription Dynamics in Single Cells


Your function within the department

We are looking for a motivated research technician to join Dr Tineke Lenstra's team. The main interest of the lab is to understand the regulatory mechanisms and dynamics of eukaryotic transcription at the single cell and single molecule level. Single cells can show considerable variation in transcriptional responses and our lab uses cutting edge single-molecule microscopy techniques to understand the molecular basis of this gene expression heterogeneity. The project will involve the development and imaging of mammalian cell lines to analyze transcription at single-molecule resolution in living cells.

Your profile

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic technician with a strong background in molecular biology with an affinity for biophysics, systems biology and quantitative biology. You will support a wide range of research activities in the laboratory, including microscopy, molecular biology, cloning experiments, and image analysis. You will oversee and support the development mammalian cell line models. Good communication skills and the ability to work in a team are essential. Applicants should have a biological science degree or similar qualification (at least HBO level). Previous experience in the field of transcription regulation, chromatin biology or microscopy would be advantageous.

Your career opportunities and terms of employment

We offer a stimulating and interactive research environment, free use of all state-of-the-art facilities, a competitive salary. The gross salary per month can range from  2144 to 3490(salary scale 45-50 according to the Collective Labour Agreement General Hospitals based on proven qualifications). You will be employed for a period of at least 2 years. The terms of employment will be in accordance with the CAO Hospitals.

For further information and addresses visit our websites ( and or contact Tineke Lenstra, . Applications can be submitted via the portal ( and should include your CV, a motivation letter and the contact information of your references.


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