Microscopy Technician

Mosa Meat
Maastricht (Stad), Limburg (NL)
Competitive salary, including 25 days of holiday
Jun 01, 2020
Aug 01, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type

Microscopy Technician


We're working on a challenging and incredibly exciting mission: to bring cultured meat to market. Microscopy is crucial for this process.

We are currently looking for a technician well versed in microscopy imaging to join Mosa Meat. In your role you will assist in the multidisciplinary research projects conducted by our scientists by routinely staining, imaging and analysing fat and muscle tissues to generate high quality images and data of these biological samples. 



What you can achieve


Be a crucial part of bringing cultured meat to market, having a massive positive impact on the world

Collaborate with a friendly, international team of world-class scientists and engineers in a fast-paced and exciting start-up environment

Gain experience and expertise in the cultured meat field, and in using a range of different microscopy and image analysis techniques

Contribute to research from your own experience, work independently and use your creativity to come up with additions to the process


Your responsibilities


Routinely using confocal microscopy to image 2D samples and 3D tissue constructs (both live and fixed) to support various research teams

Preparation of samples for microscopy (mainly, but not exclusively, restricted to immunofluorescence)

Image annotation and setting up an extensive image database

Ensure overall quality of imaging protocols

Maintain microscope equipment, by ensuring the proper use and upkeep of microscopes, and arranging for service as needed

Help guide and train colleagues in learning microscopy techniques


What we're looking for


Academic background (BSc or MSc) in Microscopy, Cell Biology, Life Sciences, Biotechnology, or related field

Two years of advanced microscopy experience including confocal, fluorescent and light microscopy

Previous experience with cell culture and sample preparation for microscopy are desirable

Exposure to and understanding of image processing and analysis, as well as prior programming experience (e.g. R, Matlab and Python) will be highly valued

Passionate about our mission, and excited about working in a commercial start-up environment

A hardworking, organised and dedicated team-player

Ability to work autonomously with little supervision, whilst working well with others to enable the smooth running of a busy lab

Good communication skills to discuss and interpret the results of the images obtained with the relevant research teams and give expert advice

Good verbal and written communication skills (minimum B2 level English)

Flexibility with working hours due to the availability of microscopes 


What you can expect from us


We are a small team working on an innovation that we believe will have a huge global impact. As part of this exciting project, we promise that you will get to:

- Enjoy an enterprising work culture with lots of freedom in your projects.

- Combine science with a commercial goal.

- Enjoy 25 days of paid leave per year.

- Work in the beautiful, historical city of Maastricht.

- Enjoy flexible working hours.

In case you have any questions you can contact our Team Lead of the Fat Tissue Production team Laura Jackisch at laura@mosameat.com

We really look forward to hearing about you. Please submit an application by June 30th, and we will be in touch with you shortly.

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