Laboratory Manager – Cell Fate and Nuclear Organization, UNIBE

Laboratory Manager – Cell Fate and Nuclear Organization

A Laboratory Manager position is available in the Meister laboratory at the Institute of Cell Biology of the University of Bern.

Research in our laboratory is directed towards understanding the interplay between nuclear organization and cell fate determination. Using C. elegans as a model, we study dosage compensation and epigenetic regulation of cell fate. For more information about our laboratory, please see:

A Bachelor’s degree in Biology or a related field is required. Applicants must be sharp, highly motivated, well organized and capable of multi-tasking. A solid understanding of genetic principles, molecular biology (especially subcloning, PCR and DNA electrophoresis) is essential, general microscopy knowledge and experience with C. elegans breeding are assets. Responsibilities will include making common laboratory solutions, maintaining C. elegans strains, ordering and stocking laboratory supplies and contributing to research projects. A motivated and productive individual can expect to be included as an author on publications including his/her work. German knowledge is not obligatory but helpful.

Pay is based on Swiss National Science Foundation standards (CHF 62’500/year full time position). Applicants wishing to work 70-90% will also be considered. Bern is the capital of Switzerland, the old city is UNESCO world heritage and the city is located half an hour away from the major ski resorts of the Alps. The University, with almost 15’000 students and 1160 teachers delivers 500 PhD diplomas per year is ranked among the best 200 Universities worldwide (Shanghai rating). The Institute of Cell Biology is a very dynamic place and has recently hired 5 new group leaders, three of which have been awarded the prestigious ERC grant for their research.

Please email, as a single PDF file, your cover letter, CV (including relevant courses and grades received), and contact information for three references to: