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Friday, January 30, 2009



There is a vacancy at the Hubrecht Institute for a Technician fulltime. (Utrecht), 38 hours per week Job description Function title: Technician The research group of Edwin Cuppen has extensive experience in automated high-throughput (re-)sequencing using capillary technologies. Over a year ago, his lab was the first in Europe to implement a next-generation sequencer from Applied Biosystems and they have now build up ex-tensive experience in a wide range of experimental approaches and bioinformatic procedures on this platform. In addition, his group manages, in collaboration with research groups at the University Medical Center Utrecht, the Utrecht Next-Generation Sequencing platform, which operates an AB/SOLiD and a Roche/454 next-generation se-quencer. The technician will join the team that operates these machines and will also assist in experimental procedures for preparing samples for sequencing, in particular small RNA samples. Requirements Required education/skills:We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated scientist. Candidates should have knowledge of and experience with molecular biological techniques, preferably DNA sequencing and next-generation sequencing technology. Job type: Auliliary staff Workfield(s): - Technical/Laboratory Organization HI - KNAW The Hubrecht Institute is a research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Presently there are 17 research groups with a total of about 200 employees. In addition to a highly interactive and international scientific environment, excellent research facilities are available for imaging and functional genomics. Moreover, several model organisms are present, including C. elegans, zebrafish and mice. The institute is situated in Utrecht at the university centre “De Uithof”. The Hubrecht Institute is affiliated with the University Medical Center Utrecht and has close connections with Utrecht University, e.g. in the Graduate School Cancer Genomics and Development Biology. Conditions of employment Estimated maximum salary per month: eur 3000 - 3500 Salary: scale 08. Maximum salary amount in Euro's a month 3028 Employment basis: Temporary for specified period Duration of the contract: This position involves a temporary appointment for 1 year. Maximum hours per week: 38 Additional conditions of employment: According to “CAO-Nederlandse universiteiten” (CAO-NU), scale 7 or 8, depending on relevant work experience the maximum gross monthly salary coming with a full-time appointment will amount to €3.028,-, excluding 8% holiday allowance and a 8,3 % year-end bonus. We offer an extensive package of fringe benefits. This position involves a temporary appointment for 1 year with the possibility of a 2-3 year extension. Additional Information Additional information can be obtained through the following link: Application You can apply for this job before 06-02-2009 (dd-mm-yyyy) by sending your application to: Hubrecht Institute Prof. Dr.E. Cuppen Uppsalalaan 8 3584 CT Utrecht The Netherlands E-mail: personeelszaken@niob.knaw.nl When applying for this job always mention the vacancynumber AT3027.

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