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Experienced Research Technician and Laboratory Coordinator: Host-Microbe Interactomics Group

Are you a motivated and skilled research technician who can combine research with coordinating the running of a laboratory with other staff? Would you like to …

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Droevendaalsesteeg, Wageningen, Gelderland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur


Are you a motivated and skilled research technician who can combine research with coordinating the running of a laboratory with other staff? Would you like to work with other technicians and staff to support research and organise laboratory procedures for a group fo 30 other researchers in the HMI group? We would like to get in contact with you.

You will ideally have experience in some of the following techniques: cell and/or organoid culture, flow cytometry, ELISA, microscopy, molecular techniques such as PCR, qPCR, RNA/DNA isolation, CrisprCas9 engineering, microbiology, protein work, multiplex bead assays, and cloning in bacteria or cells.

More about the research of the HMI group
Our research ranges from work on the molecular mechanisms of diseases caused by pathogenic bacteria to the interactions between the microbiome or beneficial bacteria and their human or animal hosts. The group combines expertise in, microbiology, molecular biology, cell biology, immunology and bioinformatics to further our understanding of the molecular interactions occurring in the cross-talk between microbes and their hosts. All our laboratories operate at Biosafety ML2 status and include laboratories for handling pathogens, tissue culture as well as biochemical and molecular biology research. We also share laboratories for histology, fluorescence microscopy and confocal imaging.


  • A higher professional education in Medical Laboratory Research (HLO), or (HBO) Bachelor's or university BSc degree, or equivalent, in animal science or (applied) biology
  • A professional, flexible and organised method of working
  • Preferably experience with overseeing safe working practices and key laboratory operations with other technical staff
  • 5 years laboratory proven experience
  • This position requires a good English language proficiency (a mininum of CEFR B2 level). For more information about this proficiency level, please visit our special language page.
You strive well in an international team consisting of academic staff, post-doctoral researchers, PhD students, technicians and Master students. You take responsibility for tasks and help out others when needed. You can organize your own work, delegate tasks to colleagues and work on multiple research projects.


Wageningen University & Research offers excellent terms of employment. A few highlights from our Collective Labour Agreement include:
  • Sabbatical leave, study leave, and paid parental leave;
  • Working hours that can be arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance;
  • The option to accrue additional holiday hours by working more, up to 40 hours per week;
  • There is a strong focus on vitality and you can make use of the sports facilities available on campus for a small fee;
  • A fixed December bonus of 8.3%
  • Excellent pension scheme.
In addition to these first-rate employee benefits, you will of course receive a good salary. Depending on your experience, we offer a competitive salary of between €2.700,- and € 4.078,- for a full-time working week of 38 hours, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU) (scale 8 or 9). Additionally, a contract for 0.8 FTE can be discussed.

Wageningen University & Research encourages internal advancement opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are plenty of options for personal initiative in a learning environment, and we provide excellent training opportunities. We are offering a unique position in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

You are going to work at the greenest and most innovative campus in Holland, and at a university that has been chosen as the "Best University" in the Netherlands for the 16th consecutive time.

Coming from abroad
Wageningen University & Research is the university and research centre for life sciences. The themes we deal with are relevant to everyone around the world and Wageningen, therefore, has a large international community and a lot to offer to international employees. Applicants from abroad moving to the Netherlands may qualify for a special tax relief, known as the 30% ruling. Our team of advisors on Dutch immigration procedures will help you with the visa application procedures for yourself and, if applicable, for your family.

Feeling welcome also has everything to do with being well informed. Wageningen University & Research's International Community page contains practical information about what we can do to support international employees and students coming to Wageningen. Furthermore, we can assist you with any additional advice and information about helping your partner to find a job, housing, schooling, and other issues.

Additional information

For more information about this position, please send an email to Prof. Jerry Wells office.hmi@wur.nl

For more information about the contractual aspects, please contact Martine Schroder, Senior Human Resources Advisor. martine.schroder@wur.nl

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.

This vacancy will be listed up to and including Decmber 7 th 2021. We want to plan the first job interviews soon after the closing date.

Equal opportunities
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. For more information please go to our inclusivity page. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.