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Biomedical Lab Technician position available at University of Zurich
University of Zurich, Switzerland
Host Lab
Institute of Physiology, Medicine Faculty, University of Zurich
Contract Duration
Deadline for application
June 30, 2018


Description of UZH unit

Our group is investigating mechanisms of kidney diseases, a growing health issue in Switzerland. Our translational studies are using molecular and cell biology techniques, metabolic studies and genetics applied on mouse 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 treatment of diseases affecting the kidney.



Primarily, you will participate in our research projects using cellular and mouse systems according to well-established protocols. These studies include genotyping, biochemical techniques and metabolic studies in vivo. You will work within a team including senior technicians, Post-docs and PhD students with regular meetings and emphasis on training.


Language requirements

Native German, English, French. Very good command of English mandatory (w/s)


Computer skills: MS-Office



  • Completed education as lab technician in biology (junior level)
  • Interest in DNA/protein techniques
  • Interest to work with mouse models: managing colonies, genotyping, sampling
  • Precise, well-organized and proactive
  • Flexibility and open to learn new techniques
  • FELASA certificate would be an advantage


We offer

A diversified work in a biomedical field with high relevance for health and medicine; opportunity for training and development; flexibility and team work, local and international contacts; competitive salary and benefits according to cantonal guidelines.

This position opens on as soon as possible.



Please send your application (CV, letter of motivation, name and contact of two references) to: Huguette Debaix, Universität Zürich, Physiologisches Institut, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zürich, e-mail:


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Deadline: 30.06.2018