Research Assistant / Technician (Laborant/In)

100%, starting date April 1, 2019 or as agreed

The host group studies signalling interactions and gene regulatory networks that control organ and tissue development and progenitor/stem cells using mouse embryos in combination with genetic and cellular approaches. A focus of our research is to understand how cells integrate signaling inputs into the transcriptional regulation of genes controlling their fates, proliferation and differentiation potential. Our research approaches combine CRISPR/Cas9 mediated genome editing of cis-regulatory regions and target genes with genome-wide (omics) approaches to identify and study the key changes in gene expression, epigenetic modifications and chromatin architecture that control tissue patterning and growth. The systems biology approaches we use are state-of-the art to study mouse embryonic development and organogenesis.

Your position

  • As a research assistant you will join a research team and fulfil a variety of research tasks.
  • You are expected to master and/or become skilled in several of the technologies used by the group and be able to train and advise others in these technologies in the intermediate term.
  • You will actively participate in ongoing research projects that involve the use of genetically altered mouse models.
  • In addition, you will spend 15-20% of your worktime with lab management and support duties that include ordering and receiving reagents, stock keeping and managing/genotyping mouse strains.

Your profile

  • To be eligible for the position, applicants are required to have completed an apprenticeship as molecular biology research technician (Laborant/in) and/or hold a BSc or MSc in Molecular Life Sciences .
  • Significant practical (= working) expertise in molecular biology and either of the following fields: CRISPR/Cas9, omics- and/or epigenetic /chromatin analyses is mandatory.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with previous expertise in using animal models for basic research and holding certification for animal experimentation (CH: LTK1 course).
  • The working language is English, however knowledge of German will be greatly appreciated.

Please note that individuals with a PhD cannot be considered for this position.

We offer you
A stimulating and highly competitive research environment as part of a dynamic international research team at the Department of Biomedicine. The group is located in one of the flagship Life Science research institutes of the University of Basel with state-of-the-art research facilities.

Our research is well funded by both SNF and ERC and is mostly knowledge-driven basic research, but has relevance to 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 to be contacted by email to rolf.zeller@unibas.ch and aimee.zuniga@unibas.ch

Apply early as the interviews will begin as soon as suitable applicants are identified and will continue until the position is filled.


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