Signal transduction & crosstalk
The extracellular signalling pathways are notorious for their cross talk, but it is still not well understood how stem and progenitor cells integrate different extracellular signals from a multi-signalling niche to modulate their fate and behaviour. We aim to characterise the fundamental molecular hubs where these signals converge.
We have open positions for a PhD student in stem cell biology and a technician/lab manager (See below). Please contact Sergio for inquiries for open positions in the lab, as well as master projects and lab rotations.
Open position: Lab Manager / Research Technician
Mitarbeiter/in im technischen Dienst (Biologisch-technische Assistent/in)
- Application deadline: August 31, 2017
- Start of the project: October, 2017 or as soon as possible
- Type of position: Full-time, German TV-L scale (depending of qualifications)
- Location: University of Heidelberg (Germany)
- Application by email: Dr Sergio Acebron, firstname.lastname@example.org
We are recruiting a lab manager / technician to support our newly established group at the Centre for Organismal Studies (COS) at Heidelberg University. We investigate the mechanisms of signalling transduction, especially in stem cells, by studying cell culture models, ex vivo cultured organoids, as well as mouse models. We are integrated in the new consortium SFB1324 on Wnt signalling.
We are looking for a lab manager / technician with strong organisational skills and research experience in mouse work and molecular biosciences. The candidate will plan, conduct and assist to mouse experiments in collaboration with members of the group. Responsibilities will also include oversight of the lab’s resources and equipment, serving as a contact point with local services/facilities, introducing new team members to the operations/practices of the lab, and acting as a contact point for lab safety. S/he will also be encouraged to participate in research and outreach activities, depending on interests.
S/he will be fully integrated in the Acebron lab participating in lab meetings and retreats, and should be able to communicate fluently in English and German. S/he will interact with other members of the team and respond to their feedback to resolve any organisational issues in the lab. To fulfil this role, s/he will be given a high degree of responsibility and freedom, as well as any required training.
The lab manager / technician will receive a salary and health/social security coverage according to German TV-L standards (salary scale depending on qualifications and experience). If qualified equally, disabled people and women are given priority. The contract will be initially for one year, starting as soon as possible, with possible extensions for the entire duration of the project until 30.6.2021.
Applicants should send a CV and brief letter of motivation in English or German to Sergio Acebron (email@example.com ), before August 31, 2017. They should also provide a letter of recommendation, or the contact information of a referee.