ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. It is renowned for its excellent education, its cutting-edge fundamental research and its efforts to put new knowledge and innovations directly into practice. The Professorship of Genome Biology (Prof. Jacob Corn) develops and uses next-generation genome editing and regulation technologies for both fundamental biological discovery and to create potential therapies for human genetic diseases. To support the laboratory’s research operations, we are seeking a
Research Technician (100%) per Winter/Spring 2019
The Corn Laboratory is part of the D-BIOL Institute of Molecular Health Sciences at the ETH Zurich (Campus Hönggerberg). The laboratory works in the fast-moving field of genome editing, and applicants should be excited for a dynamic environment. The open position is available immediately or upon agreement.

This position will support research activities that contribute to projects spanning diverse areas. A significant percent effort will be dedicated to preparing and performing various experiments. The position will also be responsible for managing aspects of day-to-day lab operations such as general lab organization and supplies ordering. This position will report directly to the Professor of Genome Biology but will work most closely with senior scientists, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students in the laboratory.

Required Qualifications are a B.Sc. / M.Sc. or equivalent degree such as apprenticeship as a “Laborant/in” in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Human Genetics, or related field is required by the start date. Applicants with higher degrees will be considered favorably as appropriate. The candidate must have hands-on experience with modern molecular biology techniques such as cloning, bacterial transformation, and Sanger sequencing. Familiarity with spoken and written English is required.

Preferred Qualifications are hands-on experience in human cell biology/biochemistry techniques, such as Western blotting, human cell culture and transfection, flow cytometry, and lentiviral transduction. Experience with CRISPR genome editing will be highly valued. Experience in laboratory management is also desired e.g. coordination of research supplies, working with vendors, coordinating service of equipment).

We look forward to receiving your online application including the following documents: Letter of motivation (max one page), CV, and contact details of 2 referees. 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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