Técnico de laboratorio para secuenciar muestras de ADN ambiental ~ Bioblogia.net

3 de diciembre de 2022

Técnico de laboratorio para secuenciar muestras de ADN ambiental

Oferta compartida por Cristina

Lab technician (60–100%) with experience in molecular techniques (metabarcoding) in the field of ecology (position for 4–6 months)

You will be responsible and main executive for molecular tasks such as DNA extraction, application of PCR, amplicon sequencing, library preparation for next generation sequencing and beads cleanup within a well-defined project. The project encompasses library preparation and metabarcode sequencing of eDNA samples collected from rivers. You should also be willing to take over some general responsibilities of a shared molecular lab, such as biosafety, organization and data management.

To qualify for this position you have an education as a biology laboratory technician (Laborant/in Fachrichtung Biologie EFZ) or comparable qualifications. You have strong practical experience with metabarcoding techniques and are ideally familiar with working in a clean lab. Prior knowledge of the Illumina platform is an asset. You will be working in an international research environment, hence the ability to communicate and write in English and German is fundamental. You have a high degree of independence, and the ability to identify and solve problems autonomously. You have excellent skills in time management, are detail-oriented, and are a fast learner. You are organized, take care in recording data and documenting processes, and can optimize repetitive tasks while maintaining a high level of consistency.

Employment will be through University of Zurich, while the work place will be in the laboratories of Eawag in Dübendorf. You will be associated to a research project led by Dr. Luca Carraro and be part of the research group of Prof. Dr. Florian Altermatt. The position offers exciting activities in national and international research projects, which require enthusiasm, independence, flexibility and team play. University of Zurich and Eawag are both committed to promoting diversity and equal opportunities for underrepresented minorities, and to support the compatibility of family and work. Applications from women are especially welcome. For more information about UZH and Eawag and our work conditions please consult staff.uzh.ch and www.eawag.ch/en/aboutus/working/employment. The Department of Aquatic Ecology is situated in Duebendorf (near Zurich).

For full consideration, please submit your application by 23 December 2022 and include a letter describing your motivation, CV, copies of your qualifications, and names and contact information of two references. Interviews are foreseen mid-January. The ideal starting date is 1 March 2022. Exact duration and level of employment of the position can be discussed. For additional information contact Dr Luca Carraro.

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