Research Assistant / Technician (Laborant/In)

100% with a starting date of April 1, 2019 or as agreed

The Department Biomedicine is one of the leading Life Science Research Departments of the University of Basel active in both basic and applied research. The Research Assistant will join the Developmental Genetics Research Group that studies the signalling interactions and molecular mechanisms controlling the progenitor and stem cells that give rise to organs and tissues in embryos. The research combines state-of-the art genetic and molecular technology such as CRISPR/Cas9 genome-editing and genome-wide approaches with mouse models to study the gene regulatory networks that control organ development.

Your position
The main responsibilities of the position include:
Active participation in the ongoing research together with PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. This involves the use of genetically altered mouse models in combination with advanced genome-wide research tools such as transcriptome, epigenetic and chromatin analysis. In addition to mastering these technologies, the position allows for creative research in a stimulating environment. The job also includes lab management, genotyping of mouse strains and colony management.

Your profile
Applicants should have completed an apprenticeship as molecular biology research technician (Laborant/in) and/or hold a BSc/MSc in molecular biology. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in using animal models and/or holding certification for animal experimentation (LTK1 or FELASA certification). The working language is English, however knowledge of German will be greatly appreciated.

We offer you
We offer a stimulating discovery research environment in an internationally renowned research team at the University of Basel. On the job training in next generation and genome-wide analysis and sequencing technologies will be provided as required. The group is located in one of the flagship Research Institutes at the Department of Biomedicine with state-of-the-art research facilities and excellent training and career development opportunities.

The group is excellently funded by both SNF and ERC and its knowledge-driven basic research is relevance to biomedicine and tissue engineering. For more information, please go to: http://www.devgenbasel.com

The University of Basel is an equal opportunity employer that offers competitive salaries and a very attractive research environment.

Application / Contact
Please send a single PDF file including a letter of motivation, CV, copies of the relevant diplomas and degrees, summary of research and technology expertise and the names and email addresses of minimally two referees by email to rolf.zeller@unibas.ch and aimee.zuniga@unibas.ch

We start reviewing applications March 11 and will continue the interviews until the position is filled. We will notify all applicants about the outcome of their application.


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