Investiga como interaccionan plantas y bacterias de islas finlandesas y alpes suizos ~

15 de marzo de 2022

Investiga como interaccionan plantas y bacterias de islas finlandesas y alpes suizos

Oferta compartida por Cristina

Lab manager

Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zürich

The research group of Prof. Dr. Anna-Liisa Laine is seeking a Laboratory Manager for a one year position with the possibility of becoming permanent. Research in the group is focused on understanding the ecology and evolution of plant-microbe interactions in both wild and managed systems. The research combines ecological field surveys and experiments with molecular biology and mathematical modeling. Our research sites are located in the Åland archipelago of Finland, in the Swiss Alps and the Irchel campus of University of Zurich.

We are looking for a highly motivated and organized individual to coordinate our research in experimental settings as well as in the laboratory, and to handle the financial and administrative tasks of our group. The position is ideal for someone with a strong interest in research and experience of working in a University environment and laboratory setting. The successful candidate should have a background in molecular biology or field ecology, and may hold a MSc or PhD degree in Biology (ecology, evolutionary biology, plant biology, microbiology, molecular biology or similar).

The regular tasks include coordinating and overseeing laboratory, field & greenhouse experiments with plants and their microbes. Experience in standard laboratory protocols in molecular biology (e.g. PCR, qPCR, DNA and RNA extraction) is required, as well as ability to manage the laboratory (keeping samples and sample databases organized, organization of laboratory facilities, maintenance of equipment, management of ordering of laboratory supplies, training of new lab members). Additionally, the position involves the financial and administrative management of the group. This includes most purchasing, financial reporting to local and international stakeholders, supporting incoming group members, group and project budgeting.

We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, communicative, interested to learn new techniques, organized, and capable of working both independently and in a team. The working language in the laboratory is English, and good German skills are also required.

Zurich is a highly attractive city in beautiful surroundings, with a highly international population, and many educational and recreational opportunities. To be considered, please send a single (!) PDF file merged from the following parts: letter of motivation (max 1 page), CV, and three references to Please include the word LAINELAB22 in the subject line. The application deadline is March 31st, 2022. The position is available in May 2022, with some flexibility in the starting date.

For more information on the group, please visit For questions on the position, please contact Prof. Dr. Anna-Liisa Laine,

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