Lab Technician (Biology) 80-100% (m/f/d)

Glattbrugg, Switzerland


Our company is looking for a Lab Technician who will help us to further build up our recently launched CRISPR cell line engineering service business (FluidFM CellEDIT). If your dream is to work in a laboratory that combines high-tech microscopy and Nobel Prize-winning genome editing tools, and you are a cell whisperer, we are the perfect match. Your responsibilities consist of producing genome-engineered cell lines for customers and supporting our R&D biologists to develop new cell line engineering approaches.

With your work, you make a significant contribution to our success, and you get the opportunity to work on a groundbreaking new approach to generate engineered cell lines. We offer an exciting work environment in an ambitious and smart team. Your ideas and participation are welcome, and you work autonomously and closely with our Biology R&D team and Lab Manager. 

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Your challenge

Daily lab operations

  • Hands-on lab work in close collaboration with our existing team of 4 cell biologists and a lab manager 

  • Responsibility for maintenance and expansion of cell lines 

  • Support the planning and execution of small cell line engineering projects 

  • Documentation of results using an electronic lab journal (Benchling) 

  • Characterization of genome engineered cell lines using molecular biology approaches 

Additional Responsibilities

  • Regular weekend work (approx. once or twice per month) on Saturday for cell culture maintenance. Following that, Sunday and Monday could be taken as days off

  • Depending on the production workload, shift work might be introduced at some point (no night shifts in the foreseeable future). 

  • Shared lab maintenance work 

Your profile

  • Apprenticeship as a laboratory technician, with specialization in biology 

  • Alternatively, a bachelor’s or master's degree in cell or molecular biology or similar 

  • Minimum 3 years of lab experience in the private sector or academia

  • Proficient knowledge of laboratory best practice procedures

  • Proficient in mammalian cell culture, experience with primary cells and/or pluripotent stem cells is a plus 

  • Familiar with basic molecular biology techniques (e.g., PCR, DNA gel electrophoresis, Sanger Sequencing) 

  • High proficiency in English in written and spoken form 

  • Experience in working with ERP’s and electronic lab journals is a plus

  • Independent and diligent work attitude

Our offer

  • Working with a unique technology 

  • Varied and exciting tasks within a diverse team 

  • Flexible working hours in an informal and pleasant environment 

  • Work in an innovative company with high growth potential 

Your benefits

Innovative spirit

Innovation is part of our DNA. It is the foundation of our technology and success – we are pushing things further than one can imagine.

Motivated team

Great work can only be accomplished through teamwork. The passion and motivation of every team member is the fuel to achieve our goals. 

Flexible working hours

We believe you know best when you are most productive. For this reason, we do not have fixed working times.

Great work-life balance

We believe work-life balance is crucial to work productively over a long time. Therefore we encourage our employees to take care of it.

25 days vacation

Take a break when you need it most. Our employees enjoy 5 weeks of vacation and at Christmas, we give you 3 additional days off.

Close to public transport

Located in Glattbrugg, our office is just a 2 min walk away from all public transit Zurich has to offer. Tram, Bus, S-Bahn, Airport. We've got it all.

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About us

Since its invention, our FluidFM technology has enabled a community of more than 100 labs to go beyond conventional technological boundaries in cell biology, nanotechnology and biophysics. Our hollow FluidFM probes with apertures down to 300 nm enable novel applications; from improved CRISPR gene editing, fast single cell force spectroscopy, to precise single cell isolation and versatile nanoprinting - FluidFM opens a world of unprecedented possibilities for scientists around the globe.

We are driven by our common goal to enhance societal health and well-being by accelerating science through our unique solutions.




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Why should you join our team?

At Cytosurge you can take part in the genomic revolution! You will be part of an interdisciplinary team in a modern company. We live an open, collaborative, and constructive company culture where each colleague can contribute. We also place a clear focus on flexible working hours and live the value of work-life balance.

Are you interested in contributing to our mission? We look forward to meeting you!