1 Maintenance technician job offer

Technician 60 %

 — CH 8006 Zürich
14.02.Position with re­spon­si­bil­i­ties60%

Technician 60 %

Institute of Physiology

60 %

The Institute of Physiology of the University of Zurich (UZH) is one of the outstanding research institute in Europe and Switzerland that provides modern infrastructures for a cutting-edge research in multiple aspects of animal physiology and pathophysiology. Our research team within the laboratory of Professor Roland Wenger focuses on the role of epithelial TGF-beta signaling in the pathophysiology of chronic kidney disease (CKD), an endemic pathogenic state that culminates to renal failure. We use cellular and in vivo models to understand how TGF-beta signaling affects renal epithelia physiology and their response to acute over chronic injury. We are now recruiting a laboratory technician who will be working on an NCCR Kidney.CH funded project.


  • Independent implementation of biological experiments such as cell culture, cloning, Western blot, PCR, qRT-PCR, ELISA, histology, immunostaining and microscopy

  • Basic data analysis and documentation of procedures and results

  • Operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment and facilities

  • Participation in the management of laboratory inventory

  • Contribute to the evaluation of new lab equipment


  • Laboratory technician biology, preferably with 1-3 years of practical experience

  • Practical experience in the basic methods of biology and histology

  • Good knowledge in the MS Office suite (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)

  • Basic In vivo techniques would be an asset

  • Good communication skills in English, German skill is a plus

  • Detail-oriented and can-do attitude

We offer

  • A young and dynamic research team with open-minded environment

  • Access to good trainings offered by the University of Zurich

  • Opportunities to learn new skills

  • Broad range of tasks and responsibilities

  • Good work-life balance

  • One year 60% contract with the possibility of extension

Place of work

Zurich, Irchel Campus

Start date

as soon as possible