Junior Scientist – 5059 VGI

Our client is a pioneer in Drug Discovery and Development and one of the frontrunners in Personalised Healthcare. As the world's largest R&D spender in the pharmaceutical and diagnostics domain, they work in a vast number of drug discovery & therapeutic areas and are highly recognized internationally.

The perfect candidate is someone with a life science background who has at least 2 years of hands-on experience with EM sample preparation techniques. This role is initially a 18 months contract based in Basel area with good chances of extension.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Generate high quality EM data to qualify formulations in genomic medicines
  • Deliver high-resolution cryo-EM structures of viral capsids
  • Present data to bioanalytical groups in research and technical development
  • Establish statistical methods to summarize the homogeneity of particle mixtures
  • Electron Microscopy (EM) on proteins and other biological matter
  • EM sample preparation including cryogenic preparations
  • Operation of sputter-coating equipment
  • EM image processing and 3D reconstruction

Qualifications and Experience:

  •  Relevant Swiss working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required;
  • Min. Bachelor degree (can also be Masters and PhD) in relevant life sciences field with a focus on lab work
  • Min. 2 years experience in state of the art cryo-EM, and consequently can take a cryo-EM project from a biological sample to a high resolution structure
  • Min. 2 years hands-on experience in EM sample preparation techniques including cryogenic preparations, staining techniques and operation of sputter-coating equipment
  • BSL-2, nice to have

Would you like to learn more about CTC and the opportunity outlined? Please, get in contact with us: you may either use the 'apply now' button, or write an email to us.