We are looking for a 80% research technician at the Institute of Veterinary Pharmacology at the University of Zurich. The Institute of Veterinary Pharmacology and -toxicology is set in a preclinical research field, focusing on how early-life adversities, such as prenatal infection or nutritional imbalances, shape the risk for neurodevelopmental disorders. One of our main research aims focuses on the long-term effects of prenatal infection on brain development. Hence, we investigate alterations in the transcriptome, epigenome, and immunological parameters of the brain across our model systems (cell cultures, in-vivo mouse models).
As a technician in the Institute of Veterinary Pharmacology and -toxicology you are an expert in immune-histological analyses (cutting of fixed tissue, mainly mouse brain tissue, immunohistochemical staining and microscopy analyses (widefield and confocal and analyses via ImageJ), DNA and RNA isolation and qPCR. You are responsible for the laboratory’s biosafety (all biosafety level 1) and the associated training of new students and employees. As the future technician you are also responsible for lab organization, including ordering, organization of chemicals and laboratory equipment. You are first contact for external requests and for the Institute’s staff concerning laboratory work. You support the team members and students in their experimental work in the laboratory.
The position requires a training as a laboratory technician or master of science (in biology, neurobiology or similar expertise) and a minimum of 2-years’ experience with the abovementioned techniques of immunohistochemistry, microscopy and related analyses (with ImageJ and Imaris), as well as RNA extraction and qPCR. We expect an independent, reliable and precise way of working. Since you will support all team members in their experiments, you need a talent for organization and assertiveness. As we are an international team based in Switzerland, very good English and German skills are necessary. Experience in other relevant wet-lab techniques (western blot, ChipSeq, ATACseq, Elisa, Genotyping, Facs and Macs) are a plus.
We offer varied and interesting work in an inspiring and socially relevant environment. Diversity and inclusion are important to us. You will be embedded in an international team working on a fascinating field of research and you can expect a varied and exciting working environment, where you can contribute to address highly relevant, but unresolved research questions in the field of neurobiology.
Our laboratory is based close to Zurich, in the BioTech area in Schlieren, surrounded by a variety of other institutes of the university of Zurich, as well as BioTech companies, thereby creating a multi-disciplinary environment.
Employment start date is 04.01.2021. Please submit your application by 31.10.2020
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