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    • Basel
  • Full time
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  • Biology
  • Medicine


  • Research Assistant

Apply by: 2021-12-16

Histology Core Facility technical assistant position (80-100%)

Published 2021-11-16

The Department of Biomedicine (DBM) Histology Core Facility (HCF) has been founded in 2019, to support the DBM research activities in the specific field of histology.
The Facility is located at the Basel University Anatomy Institute, in Pestalozzistrasse 20.

The primary mission of the HCF is to support scientists at the DBM in establishing and executing histology experiments.

Since 2019, the HCF of the DBM supports the MATAO international, phase III clinical trial, for the Swiss GO Trial Group with the following functions:
  • Trial sample logistical coordination
  • Centralized IHC service for all the trial sites
  • IHC slides digitalization and analysis
  • Biobanking
  • Communication with international reference pathologist team in respect to coordination of reference pathologist services in relation to the MATAO trial.
  • Data reporting and annotation
  • Quality management and SOP handling
The Facility complies with the GCLP standards for the execution of those activities.
Your position
The trial Sponsor Swiss GO Trial group, together with the HCF, are looking for a Technical Assistant (temporarily, 80%-100%), who will join the HCF staff, to support the trial activities.
The candidate will be involved in the scientific (i.e. wet-lab) and administrative (i.e. coordination/annotation) activities (50/50).

Job Duties
  • Cut and embed various types of biopsy and surgical tissues;
  • Perform basic staining and immunohistochemistry procedures;
  • Use, care and maintain histology instruments;
  • Adhere to quality control and quality assurance requirements (GCP/GCLP);
  • Support the logistic activities for the sample transferring from the sites to the HCF;
  • Keep an up-to-date annotation of the trial samples and data generated in the databases;
  • Interact with and support the study managers at sites;
  • Interact with and support the reference pathologist team.
Your profile
  • Hands-on experience in histology.
  • Knowledge of the GCP and GCLP regulations is an asset, otherwise, will be part of the on-job training.
  • Strong communication and interaction skills essential.
  • Fluent in English, and either German or French required (Italian is a plus).
  • A team player spirit completes the profile of the ideal candidate.
We offer you
This position offers an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to develop skills in the clinical trial and histopathology fields, in a young and dynamic work environment. Earliest starting date is January 1st, 2022. The initial contract will be for one year with the possibility for extension.

Application / Contact
The candidates can send their spontaneous application, including a motivation letter in English and their CV, to histology-dbm@unibas.ch, specifying in subject "Histology Core Facility technical assistant position".

The Histology Core Facility Head
Dr. Diego Calabrese

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