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von: Haute Ecole d'Ingénierie | localité: SionN: HauteEcoled'Ingnierie

The University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland Valais (HES-SO Valais-Wallis) has over 2,800 students. Through research and innovation, it contributes to economic and social development and the creation of jobs. The new Energypolis campus, home to the School of Engineering, EPFL and modern start-ups, is an innovative ecosystem for education and research. Why not come and join us!

The Institute of Life Technologies of the School of Engineering is currently looking for a :

Postdoc position

Single cell encapsulation and high throughput screening technologies

Unique opportunity for a position for scientific collaborator in an industrial setting.


Position description

We are currently looking for a highly motivated scientific collaborator (m/w/x) that is interested in the development and application of methods for high throughput screening of microbial cells for industrial application. The position is part of the group of Prof. Nils Hanik, at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland Valais, Institute of Life Science in Sion.


Your profile

  • PhD degree in biotechnology, molecular biology or equivalent (MSc with three years of experience in a relevant field)
  • Experience with recombinant expression in microbial cells and strain characterization with fluorescence flow cytometry (FFC)
  • Knowledge of microfluidic based microencapsulation techniques will be an added advantage
  • Ready to take project leadership
  • Strong communication skills in English
  • Independent working style and is motivated to work in an interdisciplinary team between academia and industry. The successful candidate enjoys collaborating with scientists and engineers outside of their discipline


What we offer

  • Stimulating research project with direct application in industry
  • The University of applied science holds outstanding connections to the biotech and pharma industry
  • Modern and high-end facilities, profound scientific expertise, an interactive work environment in a young, motivated team, as well as the beautiful town of Sion as an appealing place to work and live


Employment:    100%

Place of Work:  Sion

Starting date:   October 2024


For further information, please contact Nils Hanik, professor UAS, at nils.hanik(α)

Applicants should submit their diploma certificate, CV and a motivation letter including full contact details of two referees to Nils Hanik, E-mail: nils.hanik(α) Submission deadline: 16.08.2024.


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