Scientist in Microbiology / Molecular Biology / Biochemistry (50–100%)
School of Life Sciences FHNW, Institute for Chemistry and Bioanalytics
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Your tasks
Our group develops innovative vaccines against antimicrobial resistant bacterial pathogens in cooperation with a Swiss biotech company. We intend to use recombinant E. coli to produce a multivalent vaccine using a revolutionary platform approach. For the novel platform, genetically modified E. coli strains have to be established, and different vaccine products are produced and characterized. The immune protection of the different vaccine products will be tested in collaboration with our Australian University partner in preclinical models. In addition, cellular assay will be used to investigate on immune activation pathways for optimal mode of action of the vaccines. We are looking for you to work in this interdisciplinary, fascinating, and application-oriented project.

The position is initially limited until 31 December 2023.
Your profile
  • PhD or MSc degree in microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry or a related discipline
  • preferably experience in bacterial genome engineering and immunology
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • proactive team player; eager and curious personality
Your prospects:
The FHNW School of Life Sciences offers state-of-the-art technical, laboratory and office facilities. Contributing to the school’s highly motivating working environment – which is second to none – are its collaboration with a large number of companies and institutions in Switzerland and abroad, a widely varied programme of scientific events, and daily contact with young students in research and teaching. The FHNW is also committed to equal opportunities and the compatibility of private and professional life.
Your benefits:


Wide range of university sports

Cultural programme of lectures, concerts, theatre and films

Established implementation of equal pay

Thesis projects for the targeted promotion of doctorates

Annual working time (42 hours/week) with the option of part-time and teleworking

Mentoring programme for career development

Start Date: by agreement.
Your workplace
Hochschule für Life Sciences FHNW
Hofackerstrasse 30
4132 Muttenz
Any questions?
About the position:

Prof. Dr. Georg Lipps, , Contact: +41 61 228 54 52

About the recruiting process:

Désirée Zoller, HR Manager, Contact: +41 61 228 57 28

Will you soon belong to our team? We look forward to your application before 1st November.
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