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Unit Laboratory Manager

ArbeitsortGrenoble, Rhône-Alpes, Frankreich

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 chromatography systems (FPLC), autoclaves, cell disruptors, (ultra)centrifuges, spectrophotometers, laminar flow hoods, and other shared scientific instrumentation;
  • Training of newcomers on shared scientific instrumentation;
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Additional various tasks related to your role in the laboratory may be require


You have

  • Education and confirmed expertise in molecular/structural biology and biochemistry.
  • Previous work experience as a research technician in the above areas of life science.
  • Proven technical, organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to perform routine tasks.
  • Reliable, independent and high-quality work.

You might also have

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

Wir bieten

Why join us

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.

What else you need to know

We are Europe’s research laboratory for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with more than 1900 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome.

Our mission is to offer vital services in training scientists, students and visitors at all levels; to develop new instruments and methods in the life sciences and actively engage in technology transfer activities, and to integrate European life science research. The working language of the institute is English.

EMBL is a signatory of DORA. Find out how we implement best practices in research assessment in our recruitment processes here .

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Kontakt und Adresse

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)
Meyerhofstraße 1
69117 Heidelberg, Germany



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