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Research Associate Biocatalysis 100 %

The Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW is one of Switzerland's main multidisciplinary universities of applied sciences with over 13,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff. The School of Life Sciences and Facility Management is located on an attractive campus on the left shore of the Lake of Zurich in Wädenswil.

The Competence Center for Biocatalysis (CCBIO) at the Institute for Chemistry and Biotechnology (ICBT) is recruiting a Research Associate Biocatalysis 100 %

Research Associate Biocatalysis 100 %

The successful candidate will be part of our effort to harness enzyme engineering for the development of next-generation industrial biocatalysts.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to,

  • Execution of innovative research projects in the field of biocatalysis and enzyme engineering
  • Support in the acquisition and implementation of funded R&D projects with partners from industry and the public sector
  • Development and expansion of the state-of-the-art laboratory infrastructure
  • Supervision of internships, Bachelor's and Master's theses

You have a university degree in chemistry, biochemistry or biotechnology with a dissertation or several years of industrial experience in the relevant field. You have theoretical and practical knowledge in (computational) protein engineering, biochemical reactions, enzyme assay development and analytics (GC, GC-MS, HPLC-MS). Experience in structural biology is highly desirable. You are motivated to conduct research in a future-oriented scientific field and are interested in the technical implementation of new methods. You are enthusiastic about working in a multidisciplinary environment and able to communicate well with scientific and industrial partners. Curiosity, didactic skills and enjoyment to work with students complete your profile.

We offer you a challenging task in an inspiring working environment with a motivated, young team.

For more information please contact Prof. Dr. Rebecca Buller, Head of Competence Center for Biocatalysis, + 41 58 934 5438 or rebecca.buller@zhaw.ch.

To apply for this position, please use the online platform to send us your portfolio to the attention of Viola Gerber, Recruiting Manager. Please note that we cannot consider applications sent by e-mail.

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