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Lab techinician position in Zurich
Institute of Physiology, University of Zurich
Host Lab
Institute of Physiology, Group of Mechanisms of Inherited Kidney Disorders
Contract Duration
Deadline for application
mid January 2017

Biomedical Lab Technician in Zurich

Job Title: Biomedical Lab Technician (m/f)

Institute / Division: Institute of Physiology, Group of Mechanisms of Inherited Kidney Disorders

Level of Employment: 80 to 100 %

Area of research: Our group is investigating mechanisms of inherited kidney diseases. Our translational studies are using molecular and cell biology techniques, metabolic studies and genetics applied on mouse and cellular models. We play an active role in international consortia (EURenOmics, TranCYST) and collaborative networks in Switzerland. Ultimately, our goal is to improve the understanding and the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the kidney.

Function: Primarily, you will participate in our research projects by working on cellular and mouse samples and using genotyping (DNA) and metabolic studies, according to well-established protocols. You will work within a team including senior technicians, post-docs and PhD students and will participate in the general tasks of the laboratory.


  • Completed education as lab technician in biology/medicine (junior level)
  • Ability to work with mouse models: managing colonies, genotyping, sampling (metabolic cages, blood, in vivo treatment...)
  • FELASA certificate would be an advantage
  • Preparation of primary cells and maintenance of cell lines
  • Proactive, well-organized, precise and independent working style
  • Flexibility and open to learn new techniques

Language skills: German or English or French as first language; excellent command of English (written and spoken)

We offer:  A diversified work in a stimulating field with high relevance for medical research Flexibility and team work, multiple local and international contacts Competitive salary and benefits according to cantonal guidelines

Possible/desired starting date: Immediately (but is matter of negotiation)

Enquiries about the function: Prof. Dr. med. Olivier Devuyst ( or Huguette Debaix (
Web page:
Please send your application until mid January 2017 (CV, letter of motivation, name and contact of two references) to: Huguette Debaix Universität Zürich Physiologisches Institut Winterthurerstrasse 190 8057 Zürich e-mail: