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CTC are specialised industry experts who can help companies source the best talent and provide reliable HR and consulting services, support varied candidates in finding promising career opportunities and offer the latest in skill development training programmes.

Our client is a pioneer in Drug Discovery and Development and one of the frontrunners in Personalised Healthcare. As the world's largest R&D spender in the pharmaceutical and diagnostics domain, they work in a vast number of drug discovery & therapeutic areas and are highly recognized internationally. 

For their office in Basel (Switzerland) we are currently looking for a:

Biology Research Associate

on a contract until end of 2024.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Performing cell culture of human cells (cell lines, hepatocytes, neurons);
  • Purifying DNA, RNA and proteins;
  • Transfecting DNA and RNA;
  • PCR, qPCR, western blot, immunofluorescence and microscopy;
  • Analysing data using Excel and GraphPad Prism;
  • Presenting and discussing results in lab meetings.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Relevant Swiss working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required;
  • At least Master degree in Biology or related fields (no PhDs);
  • 2-3 years of previous work experience as a research associate within academia or pharmaceutical/biotech industry;
  • Previous experience in mammalian cell culture, DNA and RNA purification methods, qPCR, western-Blot;
  • IT skills in Microsoft Office, GraphPad Prism;
  • Previous experience in gene editing and RNA editing related methods is a plus;
  • Previous experience in handling lentiviruses and AAVs also a plus.

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