Experimental Biochemist

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 Sep 2021

Experimental Biochemist

The Ban Laboratory at ETH Zurich, Institute of Molecular Biology & Biophysics, Department of Biology, Switzerland, is hiring an experimental biochemist with a Master’s or a PhD degree to support lab operations.

Job description

The research will be conducted in an excellent scientific environment at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biophysics investigating the mechanisms of protein synthesis and regulation of translation in human cells. You work closely with PhD students and postdocs of the Ban laboratory to support their research projects. Responsibilities include carrying out molecular biology and biochemical experiments, working with human cell cultures and preparing samples for electron microscopic experiments. The position is available immediately with a start date by mutual agreement.

Your profile

You are expected to have a PhD or a Master’s degree in biology or biochemistry, and a successful publication record and a strong motivation for experimental research. Experience with RNA biochemistry, membrane protein biochemistry or ribosome biochemistry is a plus. You will have opportunity to learn modern methods in structural biology and biophysics.

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.


We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Job references / List of references that can be contacted for letters of recommendation

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Further information about our research group can be found on our website . For further information and questions regarding the position, please contact Prof. Nenad Ban by e-mail: ban@mol.biol.ethz.ch  (no applications).

In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

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