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Laboratory Technician (80-100%)

Starting upon mutual agreement

The Biozentrum of the University of Basel is one of the leading life sciences institutes in the world. It consists of 30 groups and 500 employees that research how molecules and cells create life, spanning the scale from atom to organism. Founded in 1971, the Biozentrum has been the birthplace of many fundamental discoveries in biology and medicine, spawning several Nobel Laureates.

The Dehio Lab at the Biozentrum is searching for a highly motivated 80-100% laboratory technician.

Your responsibilities
The successful applicant will join a dynamic research group studying how intracellular bacterial pathogens establish chronic infection and how this effects the response to antibiotic treatment. Main responsibilities include (i) the support of PhD students and postdocs in their research activities studying the intracellular lifecycle of the bacterial pathogen Brucella (approximately 70% of working time) and (ii) general support functions and maintenance of the lab (approximately 30% of working time). About 50% of the work will be directly linked to working under Biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) conditions.

Your profile
Applicants should have a degree as “Laborant/in” or a Bachelor Degree in Biology or related topics. At least two years experience of working with techniques in microbiology, cell culture, and molecular biology is required. Experience with BSL-3 conditions is preferred but not required. The role requires diligence, excellent organizational and communication skills, and the ability to multi-task. The applicant should enjoy working as a team member as well as independently. Enthusiasm and motivation for biological research are critical. The primary language of the laboratory and the Biozentrum is English.

We offer
This position offers an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to contribute to a vibrant international research community and to tackle challenging questions in infection biology.

The position is available from 01.03.2019. The initial contract will be for one year with the possibility of longer-term extension.

For more information on research in the Dehio Lab see:

Please apply online
The application should include a brief personal statement, explaining how your qualifications and experience make you a good candidate for this job, together with a full, up-to-date CV and addresses of 2 references.

We start reviewing applications from 25 January 2019 until the position is filled. In all cases, you will be notified of the outcome of your application.
Please note that only online applications will be accepted.
For further information, please feel free to contact Dr. Maxime Québatte, e-mail: dehiostelle(at)unibasto make life hard for spam