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Position: Research Laboratory Technician
Institution: Università della Svizzera italiana
Location: Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
Duties: organize laboratory reagents, material, and databases; be responsible for instruments maintenance; assist ex vivo and in vitro studies involving the use of clinical specimens; contribute to the set-up of innovative mouse models and to the performance of in vivo studies
Requirements: You possess a degree (Professional Bachelor/Master) in Biomedical or Biological Sciences or equivalent, with significant experience as research technician/assistant in life sciences; Excellent background in cell biology; Experience in tissue handling processing and banking, and cell isolation (biosafety level 2); Experience in cell culture techniques and in cell-based assays (experience with bacterial cultures is a plus); Experience with ELISA and flow cytometry; Good command of English (oral and written)
   
Text: Research Laboratory TechnicianThe laboratory of Dr. Giandomenica Iezzi, within the Department of Surgery, Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale (EOC) and Università Svizzera italiana (USI), Lugano, Switzerland, led by Prof. Pietro Majno-Hurst, is recruiting a research laboratory technician. Our group is interested in understanding dynamics of tumor-immune system interaction in human gastrointestinal cancers and their modulation by gut microbiota (Cremonesi et al, Gut 2018; 67:1984; Governa et al, Clin Cancer Res 2017, 23:3847, Amicarella et al, Gut 2017, 66:692). Your tasks The candidate will be responsible for the establishment and management of our new research laboratory, located at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine, in Bellinzona.S/he will: •organize laboratory reagents, material, and databases, •be responsible for instruments maintenance,•assist ex vivo and in vitro studies involving the use of clinical specimens, •contribute to the set-up of innovative mouse models and to the performance of in vivo studies.Your profileYou possess a degree (Professional Bachelor/Master) in Biomedical or Biological Sciences or equivalent, with significant experience as research technician/assistant in life sciences. Required skills:-Excellent background in cell biology-Experience in tissue handling processing and banking, and cell isolation (biosafety level 2), -Experience in cell culture techniques and in cell-based assays (experience with bacterial cultures is a plus);-Experience with ELISA and flow cytometry,-Proficiency in standard molecular biology techniques and gene expression analysis, -Significant experience working with murine models, -Outstanding organizational abilities and rigour,-Ability to accurately compile and document the work (proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint). -Willingness to learn new techniques, expand your knowledge, and take over responsibilities. -Good command of English (oral and written), -Capacity to work independently and to collaborate with other lab members in a team-oriented work environment.We offerA three-year minimum position with a competitive salary within a stimulating, translational, and interdisciplinary research environment with access to state-of-the-art technologies and core facilities. Applications should be submitted per email to: giandomenica.iezzi@eoc.chPlease include a cover letter and a CV with details of 2 referees.
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