TU/e is a University of Technology with a focus on Health, Energy and Mobility. Within the strategic area Health, several departments cooperate on topics such as Chemical Biology, Regenerative Medicine, Computational Biology, and Biosensing, with close links to healthcare and industry. TU/e is an open and inclusive university with short communication lines. The people are curious, collaborative, and strive for excellence. TU/e enables its academic staff to develop research and education at an internationally renowned level, supported by excellent facilities. Our lively campus community facilitates connections between staff and students, in an open, friendly, vibrant atmosphere that welcomes and inspires.
The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers a research driven BME Bachelor program and Masters Biomedical Engineering, Medical Sciences and Technology and Medical Engineering in its Graduate Program. Research areas range from Molecular Bioengineering and Imaging, Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering to Biomedical Imaging and Modeling. The department has more than 800 students and up to 200 tenured and non-tenured employees.
About the BME laboratories
The department facilitates research by means of independent shared laboratories for the domains of Tissue Engineering, Chemical Biology, Sensing, Imaging and Biomechanics, and cross-overs of these. At the department all laboratories are shared by researchers throughout the department, facilitating cross-breeding of ideas and resulting in state-of-the-art laboratories filled with advanced equipment. In all laboratories research as well as education take place alongside, following the master-apprentice approach of education within the TU/e. Next to intradepartmental cross-overs, the research in our laboratories extend beyond the borders of our department and even the university in to long-term collaborations and consortia, and in (inter)nationally funded research programs.
About the position
We search for a Laboratory Manager who will act as a mediator between the departmental laboratories to promote collaboration and simultaneously heads the local operational support. The Laboratory Manager will be embedded at the department level, and will act as the connector between the operational management at each laboratory and strategic aims of the department, guarding the stakes of individual research groups within the department. Additionally, external stake management will match possibilities and chances of consortia, and public-private partnerships in which the department participates, to the benefit of our local research and infrastructure. Research aims of principle investigators are translated into action, across the different laboratories. Simultaneously, the stakes of education and research, and of master or PhD students and principle investigators are weighed to mutual benefit. In parallel the Laboratory Manager will function as the central coordinator for all issues concerning environmental and biological safety, including a role as biological safety officer. We search for a multitasker and a leader, who excels in a highly dynamic and multidisciplinary environment, to not only oversee complexity but also to act supportively in whatever task is at hand, and takes initiative to enhance research and education within our laboratories.
The tasks of the Laboratory Manager will be:to promote collaboration between the BME and TU/e laboratories, and between BME laboratories and external consortia
to advise and report to the departmental board on strategic possibilities and decisions
to head the local operational managers and technicians, and to promote and facilitate collaboration and sharing/adopting of best practices between these
to adhere to occupational health and environmental safety within the laboratories
to perform the role of biological safety officer, including auditing and reporting
to oversee and support the experimental training programmes for new employees and/or bachelor and master students within the laboratories
You have a PhD and several years of research experience in a biological domain (e.g. cell biology, molecular biology or regenerative medicine), with affinity for the engineering domain. You have experience in managing large laboratories in dynamic and competitive environments, including public-private partnerships. Experience with biological safety and the concomitant Dutch legislation is a pre, as is the knowledge of, or experience with prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell culture, recombinant DNA technology, molecular and cell biological detection techniques.
Other important assets are personal initiative, collaboration capacity, ability to switch between helicopter view and ground level, excellent communicational skills in both Dutch as well as English, and a well-developed common sense.
A challenging job in a dynamic and ambitious university.
A fulltime position for a period of 1 year. After a good evaluation your contract can be extended.
The gross monthly salary will be between € 3.475,- and € 4.757,- (based on a full-time appointment, salary scale 11) is in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch Universities (CAO NU), depending on your experience.
An attractive package of fringe benefits, including excellent work facilities, child care, moving expenses, sports facilities, an extra holiday allowance (8% in May), and an end-of-year bonus (8.3% in December).
Information about the Biomedical Engineering department can be found via: https://www.tue.nl/en/university/departments/biomedical-engineering/
Information about the laboratories of Biomedical Engineering can be found via:https://www.tue.nl/en/university/departments/biomedical-engineering/the-department/facilities/
Questions regarding the content of the position can be directed to Dr. Moniek de Liefde-van Beest (email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Your application can be addressed to Dr. M. de Liefde-van Beest. Applications must include all of the following: a personal motivation letter and a Curriculum Vitae including the names and contact details of references.
Only complete applications will be considered. Screening of applicants will start as soon as applications are received and will continue until the position has been filled.