Junior Expert in Spatial Transcriptomics at the Functional Genomics Center Zurich in Zürich

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100%, Zurich, fixed-term

The Functional Genomics Center Zurich (FGCZ) is an interdisciplinary research and training center of University of Zurich (UZH) and ETH Zurich (ETH). We support life science research with state of the art technologies for genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics as well as by high-end bioinformatics analysis. You will be part of the genomics team that develops and implements latest single cell sequencing methods and strategies, and provides services and training to the research groups of the Zurich and Swiss research community.

Job description

The position is part of the FGCZ Genomics Analytics Unit and will work together with the Senior Spatial Transcriptomics and Senior Single Cell Experts. The responsibilities include supporting spatial transcriptomics and single cell library preparation, project discussions and experiment planning with research groups of ETHZ and UZH, operation of 10X Genomics Cytassist and 10X Genomics Chromium X and training and teaching of PhD students. The applicant is expected to autonomously carry out whole workflows including the described project steps, and to contribute to data interpretation in collaboration with the FGCZ Genome Bioinformatics team.

Your profile

The ideal candidate disposes of a PhD or MS in molecular biology or a related field, has a deep knowledge of cell biology, demonstrated project management and communication skills, plus a keen interest in latest genomics technologies and their application in one of biology’s fastest progressing fields. Practical experience in working in an NGS core facility is an advantage. The successful candidate should be highly team-oriented, highly motivated, flexible, organized, adaptable and thrive in environments with minimal supervision. Advanced knowledge of English is essential, as this is the working language of the center.

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Full-time position, starting immediately or upon agreement. Working place is the Functional Genomics Center in Zurich, Switzerland.

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We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • CV
  • Relevant certificates
  • Reference letters

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Further information about the FGCZ can be found on our . Questions regarding the position should be directed to Mrs. Catharine Aquino Fournier, Tel 044 635 39 44 or email  (no applications).

About ETH Zürich
ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

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