Research Assistant/Technician (Laborant/In)

Basel, Basel-Stadt, ch
Company: University of Basel
Category: Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Published on 2021-06-24 04:07:30

The Department Biomedicine is one of the leading Life Science Research Departments of the University of Basel active in both basic and applied research. The Research Assistant will join the Developmental Genetics Research Group that studies the signalling interactions and molecular mechanisms controlling the progenitor and stem cells that give rise to organs and tissues in embryos. The research combines state-of-the art genetic and molecular technology such as CRISPR/Cas9 genome-editing and genome-wide approaches with mouse models to study the gene regulatory networks that control organ development.

Mouse colony management, breeding, genotyping and embryo collection, and active participation in the ongoing research together with postdoctoral fellows and PhD students. Our research focuses on the analysis of genetically altered mouse embryos using transcriptome, epigenetic and protein biochemistry. The position also includes lab management duties. 

Applicants must have completed an apprenticeship as molecular biology research technician (Laborant/in) and/or hold a BSc/MSc in molecular biology and must have excellent skills in molecular biology. Prior expertise in using mouse models and/or transcriptome/analysis will be an asset for the position. Preference will be given to applicants with certification for animal experimentation (LTK1 or FELASA certification) and track record in molecular biology using mouse models. The working language is English, however knowledge of German is also required.

We offer a stimulating discovery research environment in an internationally renowned research team at the University of Basel. The group is located in one of the flagship Research Institutes at the Department of Biomedicine with state-of-the-art research facilities and excellent training and career development opportunities. The group is excellently funded by both SNF and ERC and its knowledge-driven basic research is relevant to biomedicine and tissue engineering. 

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