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Lab Technician, Genetics & Genomics

Switzerland   •  CHF55 - CHF61 per hour  •  Contract/Temporary, Full time

An excellent opportunity has arisen to join a large pharmaceutical company as a Lab Technician, Genetics & Genomics on an inital 12 months contract.

Our clcient provide a unique research environment with state-of-art genomics technologies and computational resources. Our team works in close collaboration with scientists in the disease areas of Oncology, Neuroscience, Rare Diseases, Ophthalmology, Infectious
Diseases delivering cutting edge next generation sequencing solutions to support research projects.

They are looking for a motivated lab technician with strong, hands-on experience in PCR, qPCR and ddPCR workflows (and preferably also next generation sequencing (NGS)), to join our team in Basel.

You will be part of the BioX Genetics and Genomics group in Pharma Research and Early Development. They work closely collaborate with our therapeutic areas and functions to convert hypotheses into innovative therapeutics.

The perfect candidate has a masters degree in biology and at least 2 years of hands on experience with PCR/qPCR/ddPCR.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

? The development, implementation and execution of qPCR, and ddPCR assays on a variety of platforms, eg. Biorad, Quantstudio etc.
? DNA and RNA isolation using manual and automated workflows
? Scientific and technical contribution to experimental design
? Maintenance of lab equipment and infrastructure, ensure compliance with local requirements
? Proper assay documentation, following F.A.I.R. (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) data generation principles.
? Performing assigned tasks independently, on time and within forecasted budget
? Training of other technicians and/or students.
? Knowledge in NGS applications (eg. RNAseq, DNA-seq, single cell RNA seq) including sample preparation, library generation and sequencing on eg. 10X Genomics & Illumina systems would be a plus

Must Haves:

? You have a Master?s degree in Science or equivalent in a relevant biological discipline (no PhD applicants) *****
? Min 2-3 years of exp. within an academic or industry setting working with PCR *****
?Strong molecular biology laboratory skills, specifically with PCR/qPCR/ddPCR platforms *****
? Min. 2-3 years experience in custom assay development and optimization *****
? Problem solving and organizational skills
? Familiarity with databases, tools, and resources commonly used for primer design, data QC/analysis etc.
? Experience with NGS (including sequencing data QC) desirable
? Fluency in spoken English and good communication and presentation skills are required
? Quality and customer oriented mindset
? Open minded and new technology savvy
? High spirit of collaboration and ability to work in a highly self-managed manner in an agile matrix team with a sense of urgency and ability to deal with complex situations

Achieva is a specialist international recruitment consultancy with over 25 years? experience of working within the life sciences, biotech, healthcare and CRO industries. Our experienced and dedicated clinical research related consultants have a long history of success, excellent technical knowledge and a flexible, consultative focussed approach to recruitment.

Mark Cussens on
Tel: +44 1727 817623

Achieva is a recruitment company with a reputation for providing good value that?s been built up over 20 years.
- We achieve results faster
- Our candidates really are a cut above
- We add greater value
We think it?s because we?re a private company driven by clients, not by shareholders.

For our candidates, we have developed relationships with thousands of clients across Europe, who choose to recruit through Achieva, so you?ll have a wide choice of opportunities to further your career.

  • Agency: Achieva Group Limited
  • Reference: BH-34648
  • Posted: 17th May 2023
  • Expires: 14th June 2023

Achieva Group Limited

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