The technician will perform a research project investigating the effect of the material of the implantable device on structural lung cells with the goal to identify the material properties leading to the development of granulation tissue around lung implantable devices. Within this project the technician will work with a wide range of lab techniques, including (primary) cell culture, (confocal) microscopy, flow cytometry, qRT-PCR, western blot, ELISA and siRNA.
Secondly, the technician will be responsible for collecting, processing, storing and managing clinical samples collected from COPD patients.
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic technician who has a research-oriented mind, being able to independently set-up and perform experiments. Additionally, the technician will work in close collaboration with students, researchers and pulmonary physicians. In addition, the candidate should be willing to pro-actively participate in general lab management tasks, such as associated with ISO-regulatory matters and to collaborate closely with the clinic.