About the lab
The SWITCH Laboratory is one of the leading laboratories in human disease-related protein aggregation. It is an interdisciplinary workplace, bringing together about 25 researchers from different backgrounds, such as bioinformatics, biophysics and cell biology. SWITCH has a unique platform of technologies for studying protein aggregation, including biophysical, ultrastructural and cell biological instrumentations. For a primer on who we are, what we do and our latest publications, see http://www.switchlab.org/
We are developing novel therapeutic molecules relevant to protein aggregation diseases. We are currently focused on the proof-of-concept part of this project and need an extra pair of skilled hands for a twelve month period to boost our team. For this effort, we are looking for a technician who can focus on cell culture experiments: from growing cells and treating them with our novel molecules to performing biochemical and microscopic readouts, including use of an automated high content microscope. You will be joining a team working on a valorisation track for this technology with, in the event of a successful proof-of-concept, the opportunity to stay with the team and transfer to a new venture [a start-up company].
- A Master in Biomedical Sciences or similar by experience
- Extensive experience with cell culture work
- Experience with microscopy and biochemical techniques.
- Experience in cloning, genome editing, viral expression is a plus.
- Highly motivated, enthusiastic, critical and creative
- The ability to work in a multidisciplinary team is a must
- Prior experience with high content analysis is a plus
- A versatile and challenging job
- Applied research project with a clear valorisation goal
- A vibrant, world-class research environment operating at an international level
- Access to the resources of two host institutions:
- State of the art research facilities
- A dedicated training program to broaden your expertise and enhance your skillset
- A competitive compensation package based on expertise and experience
- Initial contract for 12 months, which can develop into a longer employment depending on the project outcome.
Starting Date: as soon as possible
How to apply?
For more information contact Hannah Wilkinson. Please complete the online application procedure and include a detailed CV including list of publications, a motivation letter, and the contact information of three referees.