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Research Assistant Molecular Cell Biology – University of Basel, Switzerland, 2022

Switzerland

The Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel (IOB) is seeking a motivated and skilled Research Assistant to join the Translational Group working in close collaboration with the IOB Retinal Organoid Platform at Switzerland, 2022

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General Info

Position: Research Assistant
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: -
Salary: According to standard norms

Workplace:
Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel (IOB)

University of Basel, Switzerland

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Qualification Details

  • Biologielaborant/in (or equal education)
  • Experience with human cell culture, preferably stem cells
  • Willingness to work with human tissue and standard hazardous laboratory compounds
  • Highly organised, detail-oriented and skilled with computers
  • Good communication in English and German
  • Experience with organoids is an advantage
  • Ability to work in a team and independently

Responsibilities/Job Description

The main goal of the Translational Group is to develop and bring new classes of therapies to the clinic. We specifically focus on gene therapy and base editing technologies to provide treatments for genetic vision loss. Our activities include developing gene editing assays, performing proof-of-concept studies in cells, organoids, retinal explants and animal models, optimizing lead candidate therapeutic agents, perform safety and biodistribution studies, characterize and recruit patients for the clinical trials, develop clinical outcome measures and prepare for regulatory authorization. The Translational Group is an interdisciplinary environment and acts as a bridge between IOB's Molecular and Clinical Center to allow rapid translation of scientific results into therapy.

  • In vitro culture of human pluripotent stem cells and derivation of retinal organoids
  • Support in analysis of retinal organoids by various histology and microscopy techniques
  • Performing proof-of-concept gene correction experiments on organoid model
  • Provide input in improving cell culture procedures
  • Write GLP compliant experiment reports
  • Close collaboration with group members and IOB groups
  • Involvement in the translation of cutting-edge precision gene therapies

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

Interested candidates should submit their application online via the recruitment platform: https://iob.ch/join-iob/open-positions to the position: https://bit.ly/395ZtKA.

For further information, please visit our website www.iob.ch or reply to the confirmation mail that you will receive after applying.

About the Department/Section/Group

IOB is a research institute combining basic and clinical research. Its mission is to drive innovations in understanding vision and its diseases and develop new therapies for vision loss. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your abilities challenged, and your knowledge expanded.

 

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

  • Highly competitive conditions in a dynamic and international research community in Basel
  • IOB is an equal-opportunity employer with family-friendly work policies

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