Proteomics Laboratory Assistant

Zurich, Zurich, ch
Company: ETH Zurich
Category: Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Published on 2021-06-24 16:07:29

Proteomics Laboratory Assistant

The Functional Genomics Center Zürich (FGCZ) is a joint state-of-the-art research and training facility of the ETH Zürich and the University of Zürich. We support life science research with state-of-the-art technologies for genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics, as well as by high-end bioinformatics analysis. The FGCZ is offering a position for a laboratory assistant to support our proteomics team.

Job description

You will be part of an international team of specialists working in the FGCZ proteomics core facility. He/she will be primarily supporting the team during the sample preparation and the acquisition of the data for protein analysis and proteomics workflows. Examples of responsibilities are the identification and characterization of proteins using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS), the maintenance of the LC-MS instruments, and the support of practical organization aspects of the proteomics laboratories.

The position (60-100%) is initially offered with a limited-term contract, with the possibility of a permanent position. The preferred starting date is as soon as possible, ideally June 2021.

Your profile

We are looking for a motivated team player with good organizational and communication skills, and the flexibility to adapt to a wide range of analytical protocols. For this position, you should have completed professional training as a chemistry or biology laboratory technician or, alternatively, have a B.Sc./M.Sc in analytical chemistry, in biology, or in a closely related field. Qualified laboratory experience with liquid chromatography (LC) techniques is expected. Hands-on experience with mass spectrometry and/or other protein analysis techniques are assets. Good written and oral communication skills in English are a must, while the knowledge of German is helpful but not essential. A valid working permit in Switzerland will be required.

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.


We are looking forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • Motivation letter
  • Short CV detailing education and work experiences
  • Apprenticeship and/or degree certificates
  • Reference letters
  • Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via e-mail or postal services will not be considered.

    For further information please contact Dr. Paolo Nanni: (no applications). Further information about the Functional Genomics Center Zurich can be found on our website .

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