The Leonard lab investigates the mechanisms by which signals are transduced in the cell into appropriate downstream effects. We use a wide variety of biochemical, biophysical and structural biology tools, complemented with cell biology to understand how cells regulate the transmission of information at the molecular level. By understanding the mechanisms by which these signals are transduced and propagated, we can better understand why and how things go wrong in disease.
For more information please visit the group page of the Leonard lab.
Your responsibilities would include:
Working closely with team members to support experiments in biochemistry, molecular biology, or related areas
Using and understanding a wide variety of molecular biology techniques – such as cloning, protein/DNA electrophoresis, protein expression and purification, preparing reagents
Identifying and applying improvements to shared resources and protocols
Training other lab members in the operation of specialized equipment
Actively participating in group meetings and staying up to date on literature in our research area
Lab Administration (~25%)
Gathering and placing lab orders
Management of lab stocks and inventory
Assisting with equipment management and maintenance (in particular Åkta Pure FPLC systems)
Maintaining insect and mammalian cell stocks
Assisting with the onboarding of new team members
Assisting with the management of grant spending and budgets
Hold a Master’s degree in biochemistry, molecular biology or a related discipline
Have at least 2 years hands-on experience in a research lab. Experience with recombinant protein expression (including insect and mammalian cell expression), protein purification, and biophysical characterization (including structural biology techniques) is highly desired
Be self-motivated and able to perform complex tasks effectively and independently
Have excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and German
Have exemplary organizational skills and attention to detail
Be able to work effectively in a team.
who is excited by science
who is fascinated by molecular mechanisms
who is creative, critical, and communicative
Please send a letter of motivation, scientific CV, and contact information for 2 references to email@example.com.
The salary for this position corresponds to the University “Kollektiv-Vertrag” according to qualification and experience. The position will remain open until it is filled.