Research Assistant in Molecular Biology

University of Basel Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel

Molecular Biology Research Assistant (100%)

The Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel (IOB) is seeking a highly motivated molecular biology Research Assistant.

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.

In the role of Molecular Biology Research Assistant, you will bring in your expertise in cell culture, cloning and other molecular techniques to participate in developing and testing new therapies to restore vision.

Your position

Performing tissue culture experiments including protein production by transfection with recombinant DNA, and generation of stable cell lines. DNA Cloning. Maintaining clear and accurate communication with supervisor and other team members. Standard molecular biology work. Support of research associates in their research activities.

Your profile

Biology lab assistant (or equivalent education) or Bachelor's/Master's Degree (or equivalent) in molecular biology or related field with five years of relevant experience; Independence in the planning, realization, analysis and troubleshooting of standard molecular biology experiments; Enthusiasm to establish and optimize new protocols and techniques; Highly organized, detail-oriented and skilled with computer work; Good written and oral communication skills in English.

We offer you

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

Application / Contact

Interested candidates should submit their application online via IOB's job portal to the position: Please include in minimum a personal statement and your Curriculum Vitae. Candidate selection will be done on an ongoing basis.

For further information, please visit our website, contact Dr. Guilherme Testa-Silva ( or reply to the confirmation mail that you receive after your application.