Lab technician position available at the DBMV (UNIL) – deadline 31.05.2017

Title: Research technician (Laboratin-e).

Introduction: The University of Lausanne (UNIL) promotes learning and research. It hosts 14’100 students and nearly 3’800 collaborators, professors and researchers. The University of Lausanne is ideally situated along the lake of Geneva, near Lausanne’s city center. The UNIL campus is a multicultural environment, bringing together over 120 nationalities.

Presentation: We are seeking to recruit a research technician to work in the laboratory of Professor Julia Santiago at the Department of Plant Molecular Biology (DBMV). Our lab is interested in plant development and in particular, in understanding how plants sense chemical and mechanical changes in the cell wall, and how they integrate this information inside the cell to finally regulate cell growth, shaping and protection. In the lab we use an integrative approach including genetics, cell biology and protein biochemistry.

Job informations:

• Expected starting date: 01.08.2017

• Contract length: 1 year, renewable

• Activity rate: 100%

• Workplace: Lausanne-Dorigny.


• CFC of laboratory technician or equivalent education.

• Laboratory experience, knowledge of molecular biology techniques.

• Be able to work independently as well as in a team.

• Good organizational skills and lab management.

• Spoken and written French and English.

• Experience in cell culture and protein biochemistry, or plant genetics would be an advantage.

Your benefits:
We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diversified and dynamic academic environment. Possibilities of continuous training in different techniques.
Opportunity to carry out own research projects within available capacity.

At your disposal for further information:
Prof. Julia Santiago

Your application:

Application deadline 31.05.2017
Please send one PDF file to Prof. Julia Santiago including cover letter & CV

Complementary information:
Seeking to promote an equitable representation of men and women among its staff, the University of Lausanne encourages applications from women.