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Unit Laboratory Manager

Closing Date
WorkplaceGrenoble, Rhône-Alpes, France
Durationan initial 6-month contract.

EMBL Grenoble specializes in fundamental research in structural biology, and in developing state-of-the art instrumentation, methods and services. The site is located on the dynamic European Photon and Neutron science campus (EPN campus), together with other international and French research institutions.

For our laboratory in Grenoble, we are looking for a Unit Laboratory Manager to work as part of our Laboratory Support Services on a full-time basis (39 hours per week) for an initial 6-month contract


Your role:

Ensuring operativity and maintenance of shared scientific equipment, including but not limited to chromatographysystems (FPLC), autoclaves, cell disruptors, (ultra)centrifuges, spectrophotometers, laminar flow hoods, and other shared scientific instrumentation;

2. Training of newcomers on shared scientific instrumentation;

3. Budget administration relative to the purchase and consumption of shared plastic and glassware, research devices (i.e.cryo-electron microscopy grids), and chemicals, also involving price negotiation with vendors and everyday operations such as enter delivery notes into SAP to validate invoices.

4. Regular meetings and communication with all Unit wet-lab research technicians as well as group and team leaders for the coordination of the wet-lab activities within the Unit.

5. Everyday laboratory services operations including but not limited to: rinse, dry and store glassware, plasticware and other laboratory materials; produce media and buffers according to standard protocols, cast agars; preparation of products for sterilization and autoclave operation; autoclaving and disposal of biological waste; management, control and safe storage of laboratory solvents and gases.

6. Additional various tasks related to your role in the laboratory may be required.


You have:

1. Education and confirmed expertise in molecular/structural biology and biochemistry.

2. Previous work experience as a research technician in the above areas of life science.

3. Proven technical, organisational and interpersonal skills.

4. Willingness to perform routine tasks.

5. Reliable, independent and high-quality work.

You might also have:

Native French or English speaker with good knowledge of other languages is an asset.

We offer

EMBL is curiosity-driven, community-oriented and international. As an inclusive, equal opportunity employer, we believe that diversity enables us to collaborate more effectively and be innovative in our approaches. We are, therefore, committed to creating an inclusive and flexible culture - one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation.

We encourage applications from individuals who can complement our existing team – we believe that success is built on having teams whose backgrounds and personal experiences reflect the diversity of the populations that our science serves.We actively encourage applications from all genders and cultures, ethnic groups and all demographics to help us avoid perpetuating biases and oversights at this transformational point in our people strategy.

EMBL offers attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family-friendly working environment.

** Don’t meet every single requirement? We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply nevertheless.

Contact and Address

Please apply online through: EMBL Jobs / Unit Laboratory Manager - EMBL Job



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