IT Technician

The Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel (IOB) seeks a qualified and highly motivated IT Technician to support its IT team and researchers.
IOB is a research institute combining basic and clinical research. Its mission is to drive innovations in understanding vision and its diseases and develop new therapies for vision loss. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your abilities challenged and your knowledge expanded.
The purpose of the position is to support and manage a modern, cloud-based IT infrastructure and support a heterogeneous environment of Windows and Macintosh. The position is hands-on and demands independent working style and the ability to interact comfortably with users of varying computing skills across the organization. Openness to innovative nontraditional solutions is important.

Your position

  • Set up workstations with computers and necessary peripheral devices (printers, switches, routers) including computers used for research data analyses and computers connected to scientific instruments for data acquisition;
  • Check computer hardware (SSD, HDD and peripherals) to ensure functionality;
  • Install and configure appropriate software and functions according to specifications;
  • Ensure security and privacy of computer systems and other network devices;
  • Provide support to users on both hardware and software level;
  • Perform troubleshooting to resolve problems (repair or replace parts, debugging);
  • Organize and schedule maintenance without deterring end-users from completing their work and experiments;
  • Maintain records/logs of repairs and fixes and maintenance;
  • Identify computer or network equipment (access points, switches, routers) shortages and place orders.

Your profile

  • Proven relevant IT experience with diverse computer systems and networks, certification as IT Technician will be an advantage (e.g. CompTIA A+, Microsoft Certified IT Professional);
  • Degree in Computer Science, engineering or relevant field is a strong plus;
  • Organizational, communication, time management and multi-tasking skills are essential;
  • The job also requires excellent diagnostic and problem-solving skills;
  • Good knowledge of internet security and data privacy principles;
  • In-depth experience supporting Windows computers is a requirement, familiarity with Mac OS is a plus;
  • Scripting and programming experience relevant to basic system administration, as well as knowledge of electronics;
  • Experience in research environment or a degree in natural sciences is advantageous

We offer you

  • Highly competitive conditions in a dynamic and international research community in Basel
  • IOB is an equal-opportunity employer with family-friendly work policies

Application / Contact

Interested candidates should submit their application documents as a single PDF file to by September 30th, 2020. Please indicate the position you are applying for by writing the reference number (IOB062) on the subject line. For further information, please visit our website or contact Sandro Crameri (

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