Open Position - Laboratory Technician

! Applicants should submit a cover letter and a detailed CV in PDF format to info@nagibio.ch

Nagi Bioscience SA is a young and dynamic deep-tech startup developing an innovative laboratory device for drug discovery research. Nagi’s technology employs robotics and AI for the automated culture and analysis of microscopic worms (C. elegans) within microfluidic chips, as powerful biological models to investigate human diseases and test their potential cures. In this framework, we are currently looking for a highly motivated person to join our team as a laboratory technician.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

The candidate will ensure the execution of the service projects and will support the R&D biology team on the following tasks:

  1. Run compound screening experiments on the laboratory device developed by Nagi Bioscience
  2. Accurately document all the executed work in an electronic laboratory notebook
  3. Ensure the maintenance and preservation of the C. elegans strains
  4. Manage the stocks of the lab consumables and compounds
  5. Prepare the necessary buffers, maintenance plates, etc., ensuring optimal laboratory workflow

Skills and experience required:

  • Apprenticeship as Biology Lab Technician (“Laborantin CFC” or equivalent) with 2+ years of work experience
  • Experience with molecular biology techniques and bacterial culture
  • Experience with buffer and chemical compound stock solution preparation
  • Rigorous, analytic, well-organized and detail-oriented person
  • Respect for the deadlines
  • Oral and written communication skills in English

Preferred skills:

  • Experience with C. elegans
  • Previous experience with SOPs and report writing
  • Interest in engineering applications in life sciences

What we offer:

  • A very dynamic, multidisciplinary, and international team of highly motivated people
  • A modern working environment based at the EPFL Innovation Park in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • The possibility to significantly contribute to shaping the company’s future
  • An excellent working experience and a possibility to learn new techniques and work with cutting-edge technology

Start date: February 1st, 2022

Type of contract: CDI

Activity rate: 80-100%