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Research Associate 80-100% in Zurich / Schlieren

WorkplaceZurich / Schlieren, Zurich region, Switzerland
Occupation rate
80% - 100%
Job StartImmediately or by agreement

Research Associate 80-100% in Zurich / Schlieren

Immediately or by agreement

The University Hospital Zurich is one of the leading hospitals in Switzerland. The combination of care, research and teaching makes it possible to apply the knowledge advantage for the benefit of all. Every year, our 8 500-strong workforce treats more than 42 300 in-patients and 700 000 out-patients with dignity and compassion. We provide an inspiring environment for you to apply your knowledge and skill.


  • Plan, perform and analyse analytical biochemistry assays
  • Perform in vitro cell culture experiments and assays involving biological specimens (blood and biopsies)
  • Perform antibody and protein purification independently (manual or FPLC ÄKTA)
  • Validation and characterization of RNA, proteins, antibodies
  • Using various molecular biology techniques including DNA and RNA purification, construct design, PCR, molecular cloning
  • Preparation and immunohistological staining of tissue
  • Write reports in collaboration with colleagues and/or supervisor
  • Evaluate and analyse data by using a variety of software (e.g. GraphPad PRISM, ImageJ)
  • Support management and infrastructure of the laboratory


  • MSc or equivalent education in life science (molecular biology/biochemistry) with diploma from a "Fachhochschule" or University
  • Proficiency in general molecular biology (handling bacteria; DNA and RNA extraction, PCR, qPCR, cloning) and cell biology techniques (cell line and primary cell culture and cell based assays)
  • Working experience in a biological laboratory, preferably in antibody and protein characterization and purification and ligand binding assays (e.g. SDS-PAGE, Western blot, ELISA)
  • Experience with complex immunological assays, flow cytometry staining and analyses is preferred
  • Design and perform high-quality experiments independently and efficiently,
  • Deliver in time and accurately interpret data and demonstrate expertise in downstream processing
  • Consolidate, report data and present in context as required
  • Read scientific publications and apply concepts and methods practically
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written), German is an asset

We offer

  • You will join a young and dynamic team with interesting and diverse tasks
  • Exciting opportunities for personal and professional development in a growing company making the link between research and industry
  • A collaborative and solution-oriented environment
  • An innovative and open culture in a diversified environment
  • Attractive employment conditions with the opportunity for advancement

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We are looking forward to receive your application. Please send your complete application to stanislavevax.ch

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