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Single Cell Genomics Expert

100%, Zurich, permanent

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 High Throughput Sequencing Team of the FGCZ Genomics Section. The responsibilities include scouting for and implementation of latest single cell isolation and sequencing technologies and protocols, project discussions and experiment planning with research groups of ETH and UZH, single cell NGS library preparation, operation of automation technologies including 10X Genomics Chromium, Hamilton and TPP Labtech systems and training and teaching of PhD students. You are expected to autonomously carry out and coordinate whole workflows including the described project steps, and to contribute to data interpretation in collaboration with the FGCZ Genome Bioinformatics team.

Your profile

You have a PhD in molecular biology or a related field, have 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. You should be highly team-oriented, flexible, organized, and adaptable. Advanced knowledge of English is essential, as this is the working language of the center.

ETH Zurich

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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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 website Questions regarding the position should be directed to Mrs. Catharine Aquino Fournier, Tel 044 635 39 44 or email (no applications).

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.

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