Student Assistant

The lab of Rava Azeredo da Silveira invites applications for a Student Assistant at the Institute for Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel (IOB), an associated institute of the University of Basel.

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 Silveira Lab focuses on a range of research topics in computational neuroscience and cognitive science, from computation and coding in neural circuits, to models of cognition, to machine learning approaches.

The summer school that you will be supporting is a joint project between the Tsinghua University in Beijing, Johns Hopkins University in the US, and IOB. It provides a unique learning opportunity for around 50 participants from all over the world and from different research fields. Each year it takes place in August, at one of the three locations (or, in 2020, online).

You will be responsible for the administrative and operational support of the summer school throughout the year. You will take a crucial role in the preparatory work as well as during the execution, which will take place in the second half of August 2021. The preparatory phase offers a lot of flexibility in time management around an estimated effort of 10%-15% per week with an increased involvement of up to 80%-100% during the implementation.

Ihre Aufgaben

  • Set up (and possibly maintain) the summer school's website via "WiX" content management;
  • Manage candidate registrations;
  • Act as liaison between the host, the invited lecturers, and the remote partner institutions;
  • Schedule and organize meetings and take minutes of meetings;
  • Draft emails for lecture programs as well as correspondence with the course faculty;
  • Provide administrative and organizational support during the summer school itself.

Ihr Profil

  • Students from any faculty of the University of Basel are welcome to apply;
  • Familiarity with web design and some prior experience with the WiX platform is advantageous, but not essential if there is willingness to acquire the relevant skills;
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills with a high accuracy in performing assigned work;
  • Full involvement toward and during the time of the summer school itself;
  • Fluency in oral and written English with excellent communication skills.

Wir bieten Ihnen

  • Exiting insight in the organization and execution of a summer school, including rewarding interactions with top experts in the field and a group of international students and postdocs, as well as involvement with program planning;
  • Flexibility in the organization of working hours in the preparatory phase;
  • Attractive renumeration on an hourly basis.

Bewerbung / Kontakt

Interested candidates should submit their application documents as a single PDF file to by January 8th, 2020. Please indicate the position you are applying for by writing the reference number (IOB071) on the subject line.
For further information, please visit our website or contact Prof Rava Azeredo da Silveira ( directly.

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