Lab Technician for the Institute for Biochemistry

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: Permanent

50%-60%, Zurich, permanent

The laboratory of Prof. Frédéric Allain is renowned for cutting-edge research in determining structures at atomic resolution of Protein-RNA-complexes using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy (NMR). Projects at the forefront include setting up a new methodology to map protein-RNA contacts at the single nucleotide and single amino-acid resolution and to determine their structure by a fast hybrid structural approach. Using these tools the laboratory aims to determine molecular bases of disease conditions towards finding novel targets for treatment.

Job description

In this position, you will be responsible for technical support to several research projects along with assistance in daily lab management.

  • Design, execute and interpret experiments to take forward research projects and collaborations.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of cloning strategies.
  • Assist in the management and updating of existing plasmid database and labeled nucleotide inventory in the laboratory.
  • Assist in the smooth functioning of the laboratory and maintenance of consumables for the laboratory.

Your profile

The laboratory is looking for an open-minded, reliable, responsible, individual with excellent technical skills and a cooperative and friendly personality.

  • MSc. degree or equivalent
  • Practical experience in industry or academia
  • Expertise with standard biology techniques
  • Advanced knowledge of English and German
  • A publication record in recognized peer-reviewed journals is considered a plus

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We offer

ETH Zurich is a family-friendly employer with excellent working conditions. You can look forward to an exciting working environment, cultural diversity and attractive offers and benefits.

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Curious? So are we.

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

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diploma, reference letter

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 the Institute of Biochemistry can be found on our website . Questions regarding the position should be directed to Rahel Buechi, email (no applications).

For recruitment services the GTC of ETH Zurich apply.

About ETH Zürich

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.

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