Laboratory Technician

The Biozentrum of the University of Basel is one of the leading life sciences institutes in the world. It consists of 30 groups and 500 employees that research 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.

The Dehio Lab at the Biozentrum is searching for a highly motivated 80-100% laboratory technician with experience in animal experimentation.

Your position
The successful applicant will join a dynamic research group studying how bacterial pathogens establish infection and how this effects the response to antibiotic treatment.
Main responsibilities include

  • support of PhD students and postdocs in their research activities studying molecular mechanism of bacterial infection and antibiotic activity (approximately 50% of working time) of which about half is dedicated to work on small animal models
  • general support functions and maintenance of the lab (approximately 50% of working time).

Your profile
You have a "Laborant/in" degree or a Bachelor degree in Biology or related topics.
We expect you to possess good technical expertise in animal work (>2 years experience). You should have completed all required training courses including continuing education to work with small laboratory animals (Swiss standard).
We prefer at least two years of experience with microbiological techniques, cell culture, and/or molecular biology.
The position requires diligence, excellent organizational and communication skills, and the ability to multi-task.

We are seeking a team-player, who is also capable of working independently. Enthusiasm and motivation for biological research are critical. The primary language of the laboratory and the Biozentrum is English.

We offer you
This position offers an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to contribute to a vibrant international research community and to tackle challenging questions in infection biology.

The position is available from 01.05.2020. The initial contract will be for one year with the possibility of extension.

For more information on research in the Dehio Lab see: https://www.biozentrum.unibas.ch/dehio

Application
Please apply online:
https://biped2.biozentrum.unibas.ch/apply/laboratory-technician-dehio-80-100

The application should include a brief personal statement, explaining how your qualifications and experience make you a good candidate for this job, together with a full, up-to-date CV and addresses of 2 references.

We start reviewing applications from 25 March 2020 until the position is filled. In all cases, you will be notified of the outcome of your application.
Please note that only online applications via the application portal will be accepted. For general inquiries please send an email to dehiostelle@unibas.ch


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