Biomass Production Platform Technician

HT - Human Technopole

Biomass Production Platform Technician

HT - Human Technopole

Milan, Italy

Job description

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: October 27th 2021

The Human Technopole Foundation is looking for a Technician to work in the Structural Biology Research Centre, in the biomass production platform.

This state-of-the-art research support unit is dedicated to provide services in the area of large-scale production of bacterial, yeast, insect and mammalian cells, for structural biology studies.

The candidate will be focused mostly on insect and mammalian cell culture production. Training on Bioreactors will be provided.

The Technician will report directly to the Biomass production platform manager and will work in close collaboration with research groups of the Structural Biology Research Centre. You will be part of a high-standard technical unit offering in-house Biomass production services to HT scientists.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Supporting the initial setup (infrastructure and workflows) of the Biomass production platform at Human Technopole Structural Biology Research Centre;
  • Routinely run complete insect cell culture workflows aimed to the production of cell stocks and their subculturing;
  • Support researchers in the Baculovirus production and heterologous expression workflows;
  • Routinely run complete small (with flask and roller bottles) and possibly large-scale (with 0,5L and 15L Bioreactors) mammalian cell culture workflows;
  • Actively participate in resource planning and maintenance of the unit’s equipment;
  • Support the managing of key aspects of lab (e.g., managing inventories and stocks of samples, reagents, equipment and materials).

Job requirements

  • Proven experience in the laboratory, especially with insects cell culture (essential);
  • Proven experience with mammalian cell culture (highly desirable);
  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment and to work independently;
  • Capacity to effectively communicate in English - HT is an international research institute (essential);
  • Degree in a relevant scientific discipline (desirable);
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, open and collaborative approach, customer service attitude.

Application Instructions

Please apply online sending:

  • a full CV;
  • a motivation letter, including a description of the background relevant to this post.

Additional information

HT offers a highly collaborative, international culture to foster top quality, interdisciplinary research by promoting a vibrant environment consisting of independent research groups with access to outstanding graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and core facilities.

HT is an inclusive employer that fosters diversity and engages systematically to ensure that equal employment opportunities are provided without regard to age, race, creed, religion, sex, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin or any other legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable laws.

HT offers attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to a leading, internationally competitive, research organisation that promotes a collegial and open atmosphere. The compensation package granted will be internationally competitive and comprise pension scheme, medical and other social benefits and support for relocation and installation. Candidates coming to Italy for the first time, or returning after residing abroad, benefit from very attractive income tax benefits.

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