MEF / PTK / Research Technician / Assistant Position

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Department of Pathology and Molecular Pathology, University Hospital Zurich
Institute of Molecular Cancer Research (IMCR)

MEF / PTK / Research Technician / Assistant Position

The Weber Laboratory is seeking a highly motivated and independent Research Assistant/Technician to support our research projects. The position is offered in our research group, which is affiliated with the Department of Pathology and Molecular Pathology of the University Hospital and the Institute for Molecular Cancer Research (IMCR) of the University of Zurich.
The group focuses on diseases of the liver and digestive tract with particular emphasis on liver and intestinal cancer as well as hepatitis E. The position will support current research projects aimed at deciphering the mechanism of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) development and discovering new therapeutic targets for HCC. Research includes studies in human primary tissues, cell and organoid cultures, and mouse models.
The employment percentage is negotiable, but expected to be between 50% and 100%. It is initially offered for one year with the possibility of extension.
Interested candidates who match the profile should send their CV together with a letter of motivation, indicating the possible starting date and their previous relevant work experience.
Your responsibilities
  • Mouse handling including maintenance and management of colonies, genotyping of biopsies, support with surgery and necropsy procedures
  • Morphology-based analyses including histology, immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization
  • Cell and molecular biology assays Western blotting, Elisa, PCR and sequencing applications
  • Data analysis
  • Participation in lab organization

Your profile
  • Completed training as a laboratory technician or a Bachelor's and/or Master's degree in life sciences
  • Proficiency in written and spoken German and English
  • Willingness to participate in animal studies (LTK1 or FELASA B equivalent certificate, but not a requirement)
  • Previous experience in any of the above listed tasks, especially cell or organoid culture, general molecular biology techniques or handling animals is highly desirable
  • Good organizational skills
  • A team player with the ability to learn and to work enthusiastically, open-minded and friendly personality

What we offer
  • A friendly working environment in a highly motivated team with a diverse international background
  • Participation in competitive projects funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) and the Swiss Cancer League, among others
  • Involvement in state-of-the-art research techniques
  • Insight into the working environment of both, a basic research institution (IMCR, UZH) and an academic hospital (Pathology USZ)
  • A highly competitive salary according to the guidelines of the Canton of Zurich

The position can be filled immediately, the starting date is negotiable, although a timely start is preferred.
Working locations are both the Institute of Molecular Cancer Research of the University of Zurich (UZH, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zurich) and the Department of Pathology and Molecular Pathology of the University Hospital Zurich (USZ, Schmelzbergstrasse 12, CH-8091 Zurich).
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