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Laboratory Associate - Membrane Protein Crystallization

Villigen, Aargau, SwitzerlandTechnical

The position

leadXpro is currently seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic laboratory associate who will be part of an interdisciplinary team of scientists working on leadXpro proprietary as well as partnered projects within a highly collaborative international environment. The successful candidate will be part of the X-ray crystallography team and support the company platform in membrane protein crystallization and maintenance of high-throughput crystallization robotic.

The successful candidate will be expected to work within a dynamic team that values transparency, integrity, reliability, and a passion for science to create benefits for the patients.

Key duties include:

  • Conducting membrane protein crystallization using lipidic cubic phase (LCP) or vapor diffusion (VD) methods with the aid of high-throughput robotic systems.
  • Designing and dispensing custom crystallization screens to optimize crystal growth.
  • Surveying and reporting on crystallization results, providing valuable insights to guide further experiments.
  • Ensuring the maintenance of all crystallization supplies, including crystallization plates, reagents, screens, and host lipids for LCP.
  • Overseeing the maintenance of crystallization robotics, including regular performance checks, machine alignment, and optimization for successful crystallization experiments.
  • Providing support and actively participating in serial crystallography experiments at renowned synchrotron facilities such as SLS or free-electron laser experiments at SwissFEL.
  • Maintaining accurate laboratory records and actively participating in data analysis.

Your profile

We are actively seeking individuals with the following qualifications and attributes to join our team:

  • Apprenticeship as a laboratory technician, or a B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, or a related discipline.
  • Hands-on experience with protein crystallization is expected.
  • Previous experience with membrane protein crystallization is an additional advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English are essential.
  • Knowledge of German would be advantageous.

At leadXpro, we believe in fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment that embraces diversity in all its forms. We actively promote equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic.

Your benefits

  • Working in a truly multidisciplinary and international team of scientists and experts.
  • Excellent infrastructure for cutting edge science.
  • Flexible work environment.
  • Attractive employment conditions.

Please send us your application in English.