Scientific Assistant in Systems Immunology

Updated: 23 days ago
Job Type: Permanent

100%, Basel, fixed-term

The Laboratory for Systems and Synthetic Immunology is led by Prof. Dr. Sai Reddy. It is part of the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-​BSSE) of ETH Zurich, located in the city of Basel.

The D-BSSE is the first truly interdisciplinary research unit of ETH Zurich where theory, experimental biology and engineering groups team up to foster advances in Systems Biology, Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology. With its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, the D-BSSE is situated in the heart of the Biovalley, a tri-national region hosting 40% of the global life science industry including several pharma giants, which provides a unique environment for high-leverage translational research.


Project background

Our group’s overall research interests are in the emerging fields of systems and synthetic immunology, which are at the intersection of genomics, molecular biotechnology, and immunology. Please consult our webpage (https://bsse.ethz.ch/lsi/) for further information.


Job description

We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated Scientific Assistant to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in the field of immune repertoire analysis and a passion to develop novel platforms. The Research Assistant will be deeply involved in advancing our capabilities in synthetic immunology, contributing significantly to our research and development efforts.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement, and manage synthetic immunology platforms
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to optimize platforms

Ensure efficient and accurate execution of platform processes


Your profile

Required experience:

  • Master’s degree (university) in biotechnology or a related field.
  • Strong skills in standard molecular and cell biology techniques.
  • Experience in cultivation and engineering of primary human cells and mammalian cell lines are a prerequisite.
  • Prior exposure to single cell immune receptor sequencing techniques as well as knowledge of programming tools and data analysis methods are important assets.
  • A good knowledge (written/oral) of English is a must.

Required soft skills:

  • Highly self-organized and structured way of working and solution orientation.
  • High motivation and willingness to learn new skills.
  • High level of teamwork, positive work attitude and creativity.
  • Willingness to supervise and support student projects.


Your workplace

Your workplace

We offer
  • Working in a dynamic and highly motivated team.
  • Well equipped laboratory environment.
  • Great infrastructure at the institute.
  • Independant structuring of your working time.

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Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

For further information please contact Ulrike Haessler ([email protected]) or visit our website . 

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.


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