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Research Assistant in Microbiology (100 %)

The Zurich University of Applied Sciences has over 13 students and 3,000 employees, and is one of the largest multidisciplinary universities of applied sciences in Switzerland.

The School of Life Sciences and Facility Management is located in an attractive setting in Wädenswil, which is situated on the Lake of Zurich.

The Food Microbiology research group is part of the interdisciplinary Institute of Food and Beverage Innovation. For a newly launched research project “Detection of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella”, we are looking for a qualified Research Assistant in Microbiology (100 %)

Research Assistant in Microbiology (100 %)

In your project, you will develop a new method to specifically detect L. monocytogenes and Salmonella from surfaces and in food samples, applying a novel technology that is based on chemiluminescence. Your work will combine classic microbiology, gene regulation aspects and method validation. You are expected to actively shape the direction of your project and to closely collaborate with the industrial partner and present your data at regular meetings and in scientific publications. The job offers the chance to get involved in an applied research project together with a young startup company.

You require a completed MSc in Biology or in a closely related field. Skills in microbiology or food microbiology are an asset. Theoretical and practical experience with reference method in the area of pathogen detection and statistics will enhance your qualification. Furthermore, the successful candidate should be highly motivated, creative and curious. Fluent command of English (both written and spoken) is mandatory and knowledge in German or French is beneficial. The research will be carried out at the ZHAW in Wädenswil for a period of 12 months in time. The employment is temporary.

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Lars Fieseler, Head of the Food Microbiology research group, email: lars.fieseler@zhaw.ch or phone: +41 58 934 54 07.

To apply for this position, please submit your completed application via the online platform for the attention of Manuela Laure, HR Consultant. Please note that applications via email will not be considered.

ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften