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Laboratory Technician (m/f)

Fixed-term contract 2 years, 40h/week, with possibility of becoming permanent

Employee status (start date: 15th February 2017)

Reference: R-AGR-0356-12-C


Your Role

Area: the applicant will be a member of the Chemical Biology group (Head: Dr. Alexander Crawford). The main objective of the group is to use small molecules to give insights into the aetiology of disorders of the human central nervous system and to find possible future therapies. The group’s research is centred on the use of zebrafish as an in vivo disease model.

The laboratory technician (m/f) will contribute to ongoing research projects and assist in the maintenance of the aquatic platform at LCSB.


Your tasks will include:

  • Maintenance of the aquatic facilities, e.g. daily duties (breeding, feeding, control of water parameters)
  • Performance of experiments using zebrafish embryos/larvae, e.g. microinjections, behavioral tests
  • Performance of zebrafish-based small molecule screens
  • Use and maintenance of various automated systems and equipment (robotic feeding system, tank washer, automated microinjection system, automated behavioral tracking systems)
  • Extraction of DNA, RNA, proteins, metabolites for subsequent analyses (e.g. -omics analysis)
  • Performance of molecular biology experiments such as Tol2 transgenesis, CRISPR mutagenesis, PCR-based genotyping
  • Contribution to general laboratory organization, e.g. preparing and maintain stock/working chemical solutions; ordering, making inventories and keeping stock supplies for laboratory use; etc.
  • Maintenance of a clean laboratory setting
  • Keeping records of the projects in a well-organized laboratory notebook
  • Use and maintenance of a laboratory information management system (LIMS)
  • Participation in technical meetings with other technicians at LCSB


Your profile

  • A technical degree or equivalent in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, or similar
  • Experience with molecular biology and microscopy is essential
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Experience with biochemical assays will all be considered as an advantage
  • Experience with working with animals, particularly fish species, will be considered as an advantage
  • Good computer skills for handling common software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, LIMS, etc.)
  • Flexible regarding research stays in collaborators’ research laboratories
  • Excellent working knowledge of English is essential, knowledge of German and/or French is an asset


We offer

  • Full contract for 2 years with the possibility to become a permanent staff at the LCSB
  • Opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary, international environment
  • Opportunity to participate in the development of the group’s research
  • Opportunity for professional trainings
  • Opportunity to work in a new, modern aquatic facility


Further Information

Applications (in English) should contain the following documents:


  • A detailed Curriculum vitae
  • A motivation letter that includes a description of previous professional experiences
  • Please ask at least two references to email their confidential letters directly to Maria Lorena Cordero Maldonado ( within two weeks of submitting the application.



Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.


Please apply online until 15th January 2017 via this link:

Only applications submitted via this link will be considered.



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