50 - 70%
The Experimental Rheumatology (ER) group at the Department of Biomedicine, University of Basel/University Hospital Basel is looking for an experienced and committed laboratory technician (50 - 70%).
In the Experimental Rheumatology laboratory, we are studying the intrinsic cellular and molecular factors that drive inflammatory and autoimmune rheumatic diseases.
The successful applicant will join the ER Lab to support a 2-year collaboration project with the ETH Zürich and a biotech StartUp company to identify and evaluate molecules to be developed as drugs for the treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. 50% of the work will be directly linked to the collaboration project, while up to 20% will involve broadly supporting lab technician functions and maintenance of the lab. Main experimental techniques include in vitro/ex vivo cell culture as well as current molecular, biochemical and immunological assays.
The applicant should preferably have a broad experience as lab technician, as well as practical knowledge in human cell culture techniques, cellular viability/toxicity assays, ELISA, flow cytometry, immunofluorescence microscopy, qPCR (TaqMan) and immunoblotting. As part of a small and international research team the position requires excellent organizational and communication skills, proactivity and the ability to multi-task. Team play and motivation for biological research are essential. The primary language of the laboratory is English/German.
We offer you
The position offers an exciting opportunity to work at the interface between the vibrant research field of autoimmunity and drug development. The ER lab offers a stimulating work environment in a small and motivated team with a friendly and collaborative atmosphere.
The position is available from February 1st, 2019, for a period of one year with the possibility of longer-term extension.
Application / Contact
Please send your CV, Cover Letter and Reference letter to Dr. André Tiaden, email@example.com and Prof. Diego Kyburz firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information about this position, please contact Dr. André Tiaden.