Laboratory technician/Research assistant

Updated: 2 months ago

EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, is one of the most dynamic university campuses in Europe and ranks among the top 20 universities worldwide. The EPFL employs more than 6,500 people supporting the three main missions of the institution: education, research and innovation. The EPFL campus offers an exceptional working environment at the heart of a community of more than 17,000 people, including over 12,500 students and 4,000 researchers from more than 120 different countries.

Main duties and responsibilities include :

• Technical support for scientific projects in the following areas:

1. Assist in cell and molecular biology and biochemical experiments
2. Genotyping and phenotypic analysis of transgenic mouse lines
3. Histology, immunohistochemistry, or FACS analysis

• Electronic scheduling of tasks (weekly advance planning)

• Communication with animal facility staff about colony maintenance

• Contribution to laboratory maintenance duties

• Laboratory organization (updating of rotas; maintenance of equipment)

• Centralized ordering of consumables

• Depending on level of experience: coordination of laboratory safety; instruction of students in lab techniques

Your profile :
• Diploma of the lab technician school (CFC or ECL) or equivalent, or a biology master's degree
• Recently graduated (after 2022), or >3 years of experience in a molecular biology or mouse genetics research laboratory
• Experience in PCR, DNA cloning, mammalian cell culture, cell transfection, Western blot, immunofluorescence staining of cells or tissues
• Additional skills in microscopy imaging, tissue sectioning, or FACS analysis are a plus
• Clearly structured, detailed record keeping (electronic notebook)
• Languages: French and English (speak and write)
• Computer skills: MacIntosh or Windows, MS-Office
• Highly organized, dynamic and interactive personality

We offer :

We offer an excellent interdisciplinary scientific environment for young scientists to advance their training and further develop both scientifically and professionally.

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Start date :
March 1, or to be discussed

Term of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)

Work rate :

Duration :

One year, renewable

Remark :
Only candidates who applied through EPFL website or our partner Jobup’s website will be considered. Files sent by agencies without a mandate will not be taken into account.

Reference :
Job Nb 3270

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