Lab technician

Updated: 2 months ago
Institute of Medical Genetics
Lab technician
50-100 %

The Institute of Medical Genetics at the University of Zurich is looking for a research technician to provide core support to our functional research team.
Your responsibilities
  • Maintenance of lab supplies and equipment
  • Produce, maintain, and characterize human induced-pluripotent cells (iPSCs)
  • Assist with gene editing of iPSCs (CRISPR/Cas9)
  • Assist with differentiation of iPSCs to neurons
  • Standard molecular biology and biochemical techniques, including DNA and RNA extraction, PCR/qPCR, Sanger sequencing, cloning, Western Blot, ELISA, immunostainings

Your profile
Ideally, you have a "Laborant/in" degree or a Bachelor/Master degree in biology or a related topic. We are looking for somebody with good technical expertise in molecular and cell biology techniques (at least 1-2 years of experience) who genuinely enjoys challenging cell culture work and has overall a great sense of responsibility.
A good command of English is required (German is definitely a plus).
What we offer
You will become part of a small international research team in a particularly friendly and supportive work environment. We have a well-equipped research and cell culture lab, and will provide a thorough introduction for all required administrative tasks and laboratory methods.
The position can be filled part-time or full-time (50-100%). Once in a while, a few hours of weekend work will be required for cell culture experiments.
Place of work
Wagistrasse 12, Schlieren, Switzerland
Start of employment
February 2023 or later (to be mutually agreed on)
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