Research Assistant in Cell Biology and Biochemistry

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Research Assistant in Cell Biology and Biochemistry

(100%) As of June 2023 or upon agreement

The Biozentrum of the University of Basel is one of the leading Life Sciences Institutes in the world. It accommodates 32 research groups and 500 employees investigating how molecules and cells create life, spanning the scale from atom to organism. Founded in 1971, the Biozentrum has been the birthplace of many fundamental discoveries in biology and medicine, spawning several Nobel Laureates.

Your position
A Research Assistant position is available from June 2023 onwards in the group of Prof. Jean Pieters at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel. Our research aims to understand the mechanisms via which cells sense and maintain the size of multicellular populations at their appropriate density. In particular, we investigate the role of the coronin pathway to achieve proper cell population size control. We use a combination of innovative in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo approaches that cover the entire spectrum from molecules to organisms to unravel the mechanisms underlying cell population size regulation.

Your profile
The successful candidate will have a Master of Science or Ph.D. in Cell Biology/Biochemistry. You have experience in cell culture, molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell biology and ideally be familiar with techniques such as flow cytometry, microscopy, and basic protein analyses methods. The candidate should exhibit team spirit, be highly motivated and eager to learn and acquire new skills. Furthermore, the successful candidate should be organized and fluent in written and oral English.

We offer you
The position allows to employ a broad array of techniques to address highly innovative research questions. Our laboratory consists of a dynamic group of scientists with experience spanning from basic biochemistry and cell biology to in vivo modeling of disease. We collaborate with our excellent and state-of-the-art core facilities . The position is initially for one year, with the possibility of further extension. Salary and benefits will be according to University of Basel standards.

Bewerbung / Kontakt
Please apply online via:
The application should include a brief personal statement, explaining how your qualifications and experience relate to the position offered, together with a full, up-to-date CV, diplomas and two reference letters. Review of applications will start immediately until the position is filled. Please note that only online applications will be considered.
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