Postdoc / Research Associate Biocatalysis 100 %

von: ZHAW | Ort: Wädenswil

Postdoc / Research Associate Biocatalysis 100 %



Life Sciences und Facility Management

Starting date:

01.5.2024 or per arrangement, 1-year contract with the possibility of extension

Your role

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to

  • Execution of innovative research projects in the field of biocatalysis and enzyme engineering
  • Development and expansion of the state-of-the-art laboratory infrastructure
  • Supervision of internships, Bachelor's and Master's theses
  • Support in the acquisition and implementation of funded R&D projects with partners from industry and the public sector

Your profile

You have a PhD degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or biotechnology or several years of industrial experience in the relevant field. You have theoretical and practical knowledge in (computational) protein engineering, biochem-ical reactions, molecular biology, enzyme assay development and analytics (GC, GC-MS, HPLC-MS). Experi-ence in the handling of oxygenases and the analysis of oligonucleotides is desirable. You are motivated to con-duct research in a future-oriented scientific field and are interested in the technical implementation of new meth-ods. You are enthusiastic about working in a multidisciplinary environment and able to communicate well with scientific and industrial partners. Curiosity, didactic skills, and enjoyment to work with students complete your profile.

This is what we stand for

Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW is one of Switzerland's largest multidisciplinary universities of applied sciences, with over 14'000 students and 3'400 faculty and staff.

Life Sciences and Facility Management: Study and research in Wädenswil: practical, creative, passionate and reflective. Our expertise in life sciences and facility management in the areas of the environment, food and health enables us to make a vital contribution to solving social challenges and improving quality of life.

The Institute for Chemistry and Biotechnology (ICBT) is one of the scientific institutes at the ZHAW. It conducts applied research on cutting-edge topics relating to health, chemistry, biotechnology and the environment – from antibiotic resistance and antiviral agents to microplastics and more sustainable chemical processes. The institute trains young people for the growing life sciences market in three bachelor's programmes and two master's courses. Our understanding of chemistry and biotechnology is that it involves the linking of discoveries in the natural sciences with technological knowledge, with the aim of applying biological systems to the analysis and manufacture of products. The focus is on applications in the areas of pharma, food and ecology.

What you can expect

We offer working conditions and terms of employment commensurate with higher education institutions and actively promote personal development for staff in leadership and non-leadership positions. A detailed description of advantages and benefits can be found at Working at the ZHAW. The main points are listed below:


Prof. Dr. Rebecca Buller
Head of Competence Center for Biocatalysis

Manuela Laure
Recruiting Manager


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