Molecular Laboratory Technician

The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL is part of the ETH Domain. Approximately 600 people work on the sustainable use and protection of the environment and on the handling of natural hazards.The Ecosystems and Landscape Evolution in the Land Change Science Research Unit at ETH Zurich and WSL is searching for a duration of 2 years, starting in April 1, 2023, or by agreement, for a

Molecular Laboratory Technician 80-100% (f/m/d)

Are you an experienced laboratory technician with expertise in molecular analyses, DNA extraction and sequencing library preparation? Are you looking to join a dynamic team of researchers working in the exciting field of environmental DNA? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you! We are currently seeking a laboratory technician to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for maintaining the clean lab, carrying out DNA extraction and libraries preparation for a range of environmental samples, including soil, water, surface and air.

To be successful in this role, you should hold a BSc or MSc degree in Health Sciences, Biology or related discipline and you should have a strong background in molecular biology techniques, with experience in DNA extraction and libraries preparation. Furthermore, you should also be able to work independently and as part of a team, with excellent attention to detail and problem-solving skills. In return, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work with a talented and passionate team of researchers on cutting-edge environmental DNA research.

Please send your application to Beatrice Lamprecht, Human Resources WSL, by uploading the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered. If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Loïc Pellissier, Tel. +41 44 739 23 91 or by email ( WSL aims to increase the proportion of women, so qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.