18 Oct 2019

Call for a Clinical Laboratory Technician

Call for a Clinical Laboratory Technician
Date: 18 Oct 2019
Location: Lisbon, Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
Employer: Champalimaud Foundation
Job Type: Full Time
Position: Technical
Application starts: 18 Oct 2019
Application ends:

As part of the research and clinical translational activities, the ImmunoSurgery Lab is looking to expand efforts centred around tumor microenvironment and systemic cellular l immune responses directed against biologically and clinically relevant targets in malignancies. The successful applicant is expected to be pivotal co-worker in the development and improvement of immune cell-based therapies for malignant diseases.

Duties & Responsibilities
o Lab management and organisation with an excellent team and collaborative spirit within the institution and with our international partners.
o Close interaction with clinical colleagues and within immunotherapeutic programs.
o Analysis and interpretation of immune responses
o Procurement of clinical samples
o Procurement of cellular products for (non-vector and vector-based) therapy
o Excellent expertise in immune-histology and cellular analysis
o Excellent skills in tissue culture
o Advanced flow cytometric analyses and QC documentation

• Qualifications & Skills
o Strong knowledge in human T-cell and B-cell biology and immunology.
o Documented and well advanced practical and theoretical knowledge in (human) T-cell cloning, T-cell receptor, B-cell receptor structure / analysis and biology, DNA cloning and (vector, e.g. lentiviral) guided transfer of genetic material into recipient cells.
o Knowledge in single cell analysis with different technologies is a plus
o Excellent skills in immuno-histology and in situ analysis of B- and T- cell responses in malignant diseases.
o Very good knowledge in molecular technologies, recombinant protein expression, excellent knowledge in flow cytometry, T-cell sorting and gauging immune effector functions.
o Team spirit and will to collaborate within the foundation and with our partner institutions with the possibility to travel for clinical, international projects.
o Fluency in English and excellent communication skills (written and verbal) in English.

About Us

Research is at the heart of the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, a modern research and clinical facility situated on the waterfront in Lisbon, Portugal. Champalimaud Research comprises a team of over 250 scientists from around the world with foci in neuroscience and cancer research. English is the official language of the Centre. Lisbon’s sunny Atlantic-Mediterranean climate, vibrant culture and high quality of life make this a great place to live and work.

How to apply

To apply, please send a letter of motivation, a 2-page CV and the names and contact information of 2 references to markus.maeurer@fundacaochampalimaud.pt with “Laboratory technician [your last name]” in the subject line.

Position will remain open until filled.