Lab Technician, Genetics & Genomics service

Posted 07 January 2022
Salary Negotiable
Job type Limited
DisciplineScience Life Sciences

Job description

For our client, one of the leading pharmaceutical companys, we are looking for an experienced:

Lab Technician, Genetics & Genomics service

In Roche's Pharmaceutical Research and Early Development organisation (pRED), we make transformative medicines for patients in order to tackle some of the world's toughest unmet healthcare needs. At pRED, we are united by our mission to transform science into medicines. Together, we create a culture defined by curiosity, responsibility and humility, where our talented people are empowered and inspired to bring forward extraordinary life-changing innovation at speed. This position is located in Basel in a chapter within the Pharmaceutical Sciences (PS) function, where genetic and genomic biomarker development and implementation in pre-clinical and clinical studies is a primary focus. We closely collaborate with our therapeutic areas and functions to convert hypotheses into innovative therapeutics.
We are looking for a motivated and experienced Lab Technician to join our team in the PS Genetics & Genomics chapter at Pharmaceutical Sciences who will support us in establishing standardized genomic (next generation sequencing) services to support internal discovery research in pRED.

Ideal candidate:
To support a transition in the department, we are looking for 2 Lab technicians with minimum 2/3 years of relevant experience in Next Generation Sequencing. The successful candidate will have a biological education and proven track record of lab work. This person should be comfortable with NGS, RNA/DNA sample and library generation.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • The execution of standard next generation sequencing applications (eg. RNAseq)
  • Scientific and technical contribution to experimental design
  • Set up and maintenance of lab equipment and infrastructure, ensure compliance with local requirements
  • Fit for purpose sample storage and handling of DNA and RNA samples during analysis
  • Correct assay documentation and FAIR data generation
  • Performing assigned tasks independently, on time and within forecasted budget
  • Showing flexibility in developing skills in needed subject areas, technologies or approaches and applying them in projects to support the needs of pRED
  • Showing flexibility in working with other groups in PS BiOmics&Pathology and throughout pRED to meet needs of pRED portfolio
  • Training of other technicians and/or students

Must Haves:

  • Associate Degree or Bachelor in Science in a relevant biological discipline
  • Proven track record of experience in Next Generation Sequencing (in all phases)
  • Hands on proven experience with RNA sample (DNA/RNA Extraction, library generation & sequencing)
  • Min 2/3 year in relevant similar experience
  • Strong molecular biology laboratory skills
  • Experience in sequencing data QC
  • Problem solving and organizational skills are highly desirable
  • Familiarity with databases, tools, and resources commonly used in interpretation of genomic data is plus
  • Fluency in spoken English and good communication and presentation skills are required
  • Quality and customer oriented mindset
  • High spirit of collaboration and ability to work in a highly self-managed manner in an agile matrix team with sense of urgency and ability to deal with complex situations

General Information:
Start date: ASAP
Latest possible start date: March 1st
End date: 31.12.2022
Extension: possible
Workplace: Basel
Workload: 100%
Team: 4 core team, integrated in a larger 20 people team

Your Application:
Please apply online. For further information about the position, please contact your Kelly recruiter, Judith Atgé Martin (+41 61 270 80 16)