Research Assistant in Parasitology

University of Zurich Institute of Parasitology


Institute of Parasitology, Laboratory of Zoonoses and Translational Research

Research Assistant, Postdoctoral Fellow
80 - 100%

The Institute of Parasitology is a joint institute of the Vetsuisse (Veterinary) and the Medical Faculty of the University of Zurich. The laboratory of Zoonoses and Translational Research is one of five independent groups and dedicated to interdisciplinary research encompassing medical and veterinary parasitology and especially diagnostic tests development. Our group investigates the epidemiology of human cystic and alveolar echinococcosis in Europe and especially in Asia and supports control programs in endemic areas. Furthermore, the group has a long lasting experience in test development for clinical and epidemiological situations.
See also: Group of Zoonoses and Translational Research

Your responsibilities

Your responsibilities:
  • Independently execute scientific projects in the field of antibody development and validation
  • coordinating research efforts with the rest of the team, communication and reporting
  • training and co-supervision of junior researchers

Your profile

We looking forward to following skills:
  • PhD in Biological Sciences or other related disciplines (chemistry, biochemistry, protein chemistry, biochemical engineering) . Some postdoctoral experience is desirable.
  • Practical and theoretical knowledge of antibody biochemistry
  • Profounds hands on laboratory experience with standard laboratory methods for protein analytics (e.g. SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, ELISA)
  • Experience in protein expression using different expression systems (bacteria, yeast, insect) and purification techniques (Affinity, SEC, IEX)
  • Experience with cell culture (E. coli is a must, yeast and insect desirable)
  • Assay development, interpretation and troubleshooting
  • Good problem solvin skills
IMPORTANT NOTE: Applications which do not fullfill these criterias will NOT be considered!

What we offer

80-100% at the level of assistant/postdoc, financed by the Canton of Zurich for at least 2 years with possibilities of extension. Outstanding living conditions and an attractive salary in Zurich, including a first-class research environment in a city with tow leading Universities. Strong national and international networking

Place of work

Campus of animal hospital in Zurich
Winterthurerstrasse 266a, 8057 Zürich

Start of employment

Employment start date 1st of January 2020 or to be mutually agreed. Please submit your application as soon as possible.

Further information

For further details please contact
Prof. Peter Deplazes,


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