The Department for Endocrinology, Diabetology and Clinical Nutrition of the University Hospital Zurich, is looking to appoint a Researcher / Technical Assistant (50-60%) in the context of the newly approved University Research Priority Program ITINERARE: Innovative Therapies in Rare Diseases - Challenges and Opportunities. The candidate's main duty is to advance a research project investigating potential therapeutic opportunities to treat endocrine tumors caused by mutations in ion channels and transporters. The project will be carried out in collaboration with the Electrophysiology Facility (e-phac) of the University of Zurich. The primary location of research will be in the Irchel Campus of UZH.
The candidate main duties include:
Design and execute functional characterization of ion channels and transporters using electrophysiological and image-based techniques.
Independent implementation of biological experiments such as cell culture, cloning, CRISPR-Cas9, Western blot, PCR, qRT-PCR, ELISA, histology, immunostaining and microscopy
Operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment
Experience in electrophysiological techniques including Patch Clamp and TEVC. High Throughput Automated Patch Clamp would be an asset
Experience in cell culture and molecular biology techniques
Good communication skills in English and German (plus)
What we offer
We offer varied and interesting work in an inspiring and socially relevant environment. Diversity and inclusion are important to us.
The position is initially for two years with possibility of extension and increase in working hours.
Place of work
University of Zurich - Irchel Campus Winterthurerstrasse 190 CH-8057 Zurich
Start of employment
Employment start date to be mutually agreed. Please submit your application by 01.03.2021 sending a letter of interest, CV and further documentation (Reference letter(s), certificates etc.) in a single PDF to Dr. David Pentonribas. You may use the 'apply now' button below or send an e-mail to email@example.com