Laboratory Technician in Genomics/Transcriptomics

80%-100%, Zurich, permanent

The Functional Genomics Center Zurich (FGCZ) is an interdisciplinary research and training center of the University of Zurich and the ETH Zurich. 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. The successful applicant will be part of the genomics/transcriptomics team that develops and implements latest next generation (NGS) and single molecule sequencing methods and strategies, and provides services and training to the research groups accessing the center.

Job description

The main task is to contribute to the service laboratory work in next generation sequencing and long read sequencing. This includes routine sample quality control, sequencing library preparation, and the operation and maintenance of latest-generation Illumina, PacBio and Oxford Nanopore sequencers of the NGS Services.

Your profile

  • You should have a formal training as laboratory technician, a BSc in Biology, or demonstrate an equivalent qualification.
  • You have practical experience in working in a research or diagnostic laboratory.
  • You should be highly flexible, organized, possess good interpersonal communication skills and demonstrate an ability to work with research and technical staff in a team-oriented manner.
  • Advanced knowledge of English is essential, as this is the working language of the center.

Your workplace

We offer

The position offers an attractive opportunity to step into a growing and rapidly evolving technology field and to join a team of highly motivated professionals.

Working, teaching and research at ETH Zurich

We value diversity

In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation, CV, diplomas and certificates/references of employment. Please apply exclusively via the online application portal. Applications sent by e-mail or post will not be considered.

Further information about Functional Genomics Center can be found on our website www.fgcz.ch. For further information, please contact Mrs. Catharine Aquino, e-mail jobs@fgcz.ethz.ch (no applications).

For recruitment services the GTC of ETH Zurich apply.

In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

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.