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Molecular Biologist – Lab Technician – 5816

We are looking for a highly motivated Molecular Biology Lab Technician MSc to support and expand the development of biocatalytic processes . As part of the Development team you will join the Protein Engineering group to unlock the next breakthroughs in Biocatalysis. The position is a perfect opportunity for you as enthusiastic scientists to apply your own expertise in an exciting and innovative pharmaceutical environment.

This position offers a contract term of 12 months with a high likelihood of extension, based in the vibrant hub of Basel, Switzerland.

Key responsibilities:

  • Plans and executes genetic manipulation and directed evolution research.
  • Analyzes sequences and contributions of mutations to phenotype and performs/troubleshoots experiments involving use of PCR, cloning, transformation, and recombinant gene expression in automated high throughput format.
  • Investigate the feasibility of applying a variety of scientific principles and concepts to potential innovations, processes or products.
  • Utilizes and projects substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories in area of expertise.
  • Communicate the results including thorough interpretation efficiently

Role Requirements (Must-Haves):

  • A valid working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship is required
  • Lab Technician (apprenticeship) or BSc/MSc level with relevant experience in molecular biology, preferably in the area of protein biochemistry
  • Knowledge and skills to conduct molecular biology experiments, interpret data, and suggest improvements
  • Basic understanding of microbiology
  • Solid hands-on experience on cloning and recombinant protein expression

Soft Skills:

  • Fluent in English, knowledge of German/French is an advantage.
  • Ready to work in international and multidisciplinary teams
  • Open minded personality and “can do” attitude
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required

Desirable requirements:

  • Experience in enzymology and biotransformation of chemicals; knowledge of chemical composition, properties and processes is useful.
  • Hands on experiences in generating genetic libraries is a strong plus
  • First experiences with automated systems is a plus
  • Familiarity with fermentation is desirable.
  • Understanding of protein engineering is important.
  • Familiarity of library analysis via next-generation sequencing approaches is a plus

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