Postdoctoral researcher in microbial bioengineering

Updated: about 2 months ago
Department of Plant and Microbial Biology
Postdoctoral researcher in microbial bioengineering
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The head quarter of the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology (IPMB) is located in the beautiful Botanical Garden of the University of Zurich (UZH). IPMB also curates the collections of the Botanical Museum and performs limnological research at the Limnological Station situated at the shore of Lake Zurich in Kilchberg. Further laboratories in microbiological research are situated at Irchel campus (Winterthurerstr. 190), which is the main working place for the advertised position.
Your responsibilities
  • development of an exciting microbial bioengineering project with highly promising preliminary data
  • collaboration in a small and enthusiastic research team
  • publication of research findings

Your profile
  • we are looking for a highly motivated early career researcher
  • excellent PhD in molecular biology, microbiology, cell biology or similar field (or prospective defense by March 2023)
  • familiar with molecular biology work (e.g. cloning, Western blots, ELISA), as well as bacterial and cell cultivation
  • previous experience in the field of bacterial secretion and/or experience in widefield microscopy and preferably super resolution and/or expansion microscopy is of advantage
  • able to work independently and in an organized way
  • great team player, the research groups value an inclusive and open team spirit
  • you will work on a collaborative project, hence effective and clear communication is required
  • solid English language skills (working language in the laboratory)

What we offer
  • work on a newly developed platform technology with potential for industrial application
  • access to cutting-edge imaging facilities at UZH
  • intense knowledge exchange and short-term research stays with collaborator at the Max Planck Institute in Marburg, Germany
  • supportive colleagues and supervisory team
  • guided transition into the research topic/introduction by experienced postdoc
  • highly competitive salary in accordance with the salary guidelines of the canton of Zurich
  • flexible working hours in dynamic working environment, valuing diversity and equality
  • UZH offers ample opportunity for additional courses on entrepreneurship and continuing education

Place of work
Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zürich, Switzerland
Start of employment
Start of employment is by middle of March 2023 or by arrangement. We look forward to receiving your application as ONE PDF file by 23rd January 2023 (23:00h CET) containing: 1) a cover letter/motivation letter, 2) CV including full list of publications, 3) names and contact details of two references.
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