Research Technician in Infectious Diseases

University of Bern Institute for Infectious Diseases

Research Technician

60-80%

Starting on March/April, 2021, a laboratory technician position for at least 1 year (60-80%) is available in the research group of Prof. Endimiani at the Institute of Infectious Diseases (IFIK; University of Bern). The technician will be mainly involved in culture-based and molecular tests (whole-genome sequencing) for multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria.

Tasks
 
A broad panel of classic and advanced molecular techniques (mainly whole-genome sequencing), as well as standard phenotypic susceptibility tests, will be daily implemented.
 
Requirements
  • The technician must be enthusiastic for research in the field of antibiotic resistant bacteria.
  • Candidates with a background in microbiology (more specifically in bacteriology) and molecular biology are well qualified.
  • The technician should possess good English skills and good capacity with office software (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
We offer
 
The IFIK provides an international working atmosphere with regular seminars in English language and offers the most modern laboratory equipment and a multidisciplinary setting.
 
Information about the application
 
Please submit your CV, along with cover letter and 3 references (incl. their contact information), via email to Prof. Dr. med. Andrea Endimiani, PhD, FAMH (Email: andrea.endimiani@ifik.unibe.ch). All documents should be in English. Last day for application: January 31st, 2021. Only the three top candidates will be contacted after the final selection for an interview.