Sr. Scientific Research Support Technician Laboratory of Chemical Biology (V50.3335)

Sr. Scientific Research Support Technician Laboratory of Chemical Biology

The Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has the following vacancy within the department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) and the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS): Sr. Scientific Research Support Technician Laboratory of Chemical Biology (0,8-1,0 fte)
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Faculteit Biomedische Technologie


About TU/e

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.

About BME

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 ICMS & the ICMS laboratory

The Institute for Complex Molecular Systems is an interdisciplinary institute at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) which brings excellent researchers from different areas together to promote cross-breeding of ideas across disciplines in the departments Biomedical Engineering, Applied Physics, Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Mathematics and Computer Science, and Mechanical Engineering. The institute aims to create and study biologically relevant functional structures with the ultimate goal of understanding the complexity of life.

In the ICMS Lab@TU/e research is conducted at the structure, composition and properties of materials. The ICMS laboratory is open for all ICMS members. The laboratory is equipped with high-end equipment to analyse at different length and time-scales: scatting techniques (optical and X-ray), microscopy (optical, fluorescent and AFM) and spectroscopy (IR, UV-vis and CD).

About the position

We search for a senior scientific researcher to support the research and educational chemical biology activities at both BME (80%) and ICMS (20%). The researcher will be based in the BME Chemical Biology Cluster.

The tasks of the Senior Scientific Researcher will be:

  • To support the research of the chemical biology cluster in the broadest sense and with a specific focus on biophysical techniques, including structural biology.
  • To support the education of the chemical biology cluster via hands-on educational components.
  • To jointly with staff members explore and perform contract research projects within the chemical biology framework in collaboration with industry.
  • Will be responsible for the daily operations, including equipment management/maintenance and ordering, safety and ICT for the lab, including data management
  • To coach and educate students and employees in the lab with regards to work procedures, safety, occupational health and environment, including introductions for new employees before granting access
  • To be part of the BME lab coordinator group, and to attend safety meetings of BME


Job requirements

You have a PhD in a (bio)chemical domain (e.g. chemical biology, structural biology, biophysical chemistry), with affinity for biomolecular engineering components. Experience in protein crystallography and molecular biology is considered a strong added value. You have experience in an educational/research environment, and preferably also with health and safety regulations. Experience in coordinating lab facilities is considered as an added value.

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.


We offer you 

A challenging job in a dynamic and ambitious university.

A position for a period of 1 year. After a good evaluation your contract can be extended.

The gross monthly salary will be between € 2.465,- and € 4.084,- based on a full-time appointment (salary scale 10) and depending on the level of experience in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities (CAO NU).

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).

Informatie en sollicitatie

Information and application

More information:

  • Information about the laboratory of Chemical Biology can be found via:

Questions regarding the content of the position can be directed to Luc Brunsveld (email:

Other information can be obtained from the HR department (email:

How to apply:

If you are interested in this position and would like to apply, we request you to use the button "Apply now".

Your application can be addressed to L. Brunsveld. 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.