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Scientific Associate - Mouse Genotyping and Cryopreservation

Posted on Sep 14, 2019 by Harvey Nash IT Recruitment Switzerland

Basel, Switzerland
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Only English-written CVs will be accepted.

Please note that only selected candidates will be contacted.

For our client in Basel we are looking for a Scientific Associate - Mouse Genotyping and Cryopreservation for a 5-month contract.

Duration: 5 months

Possible extension: up to 18 months

Start date: ASAP

End date:

Location: Basel

Workload: 50%-100%

Start: ASAP

Job Purpose:

Conducting genotyping analysis and perform cryopreservation/re-vitalization of genetically modified mouse lines. On a project base, supporting initial genetic characterization of newly generated mouse lines.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning and execution of experiments to determine the genotype of genetically modified mice according to established protocols
  • Performing embryo freezing, sperm freezing and in vitro fertilization (IVF) experiments (including in vivo work) according to established protocols
  • Contribute to the implementation and set-up/design of new experimental methods in genetic characterization
  • Ensuring accurate documentation and reporting of generated data
  • General organization and maintenance of the laboratory infrastructure (eg ordering of consumables, ensuring periodic maintenance of laboratory equipment)

Education (minimum):

Lab Technician (apprenticeship) or BSc/MSc level with relevant experience in molecular biology and in vivo work, preferably in the areas of genotyping and mouse model preservation.

Languages (minimum):

Fluent in German and/or English


  • Working knowledge of mouse model types, transgene structures and strategies (eg inducible KO), Mendelian genetics
  • At least two or more years of experience in one of the following areas
  • Experience in designing and setting up specific PCR protocols that allow unambiguous determination of mouse genotypes
  • Experience in embryo/sperm freezing and in vitro fertilization (IVF) experiments (including in vivo work)

Desirable requirements:

  • Experience in qPCR methods (SYBR, Taqman, ddPCR) and NGS library preparation is a plus
  • Theoretical knowledge about the process of transgenic and knockout mouse generation

We offer you a competitive salary and an interesting challenge in a well named company which will benefit your career.

If you are the person we're looking for please submit your application. We're looking forward to getting to know you.

Reference: 756133723

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