The Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel (IOB) is seeking a highly qualified research scientist with emphasis in the area of electrophysiology and functional imaging in the retina.
Advances in electrophysiology and functional imaging are redefining our understanding of vision. At IOB, this knowledge is being translated to better understand the function and dysfunction of the retina and to design new therapies for blinding diseases. The research scientist will apply her/his electrical recording and functional imaging skills to help solve cutting-edge problems in visual systems neuroscience that will have a wide impact on science and clinical practice.
IOB is a research institute combining basic and clinical research. Its mission is to drive innovations in understanding vision and its diseases and develop new therapies for vision loss. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your abilities challenged, and your knowledge expanded.
Neuroscientist / Electrophysiologist of the visual system (Research Associate)
Master a battery of physiological characterizations and apply them in a variety of experimental contexts in support of diverse projects
Maintain experimental setups for physiological recordings in excellent working order
Involvement in the implementation, optimization, and documentation of new experimental protocols
Project scheduling to allow timely responses to generic and specific requests from ongoing projects
Enable knowledge-spread and cross-training within IOB
Prepare written reports and presentations for internal use and publication
PhD in a scientific or engineering subject (neuroscience, physics, electrical engineering, computer science, or similar) with wet lab experience in electrophysiology or functional imaging
Experience in optics and light microscopy. Preferred experience in the design and implementation of apparatuses for visual stimulation
Experience in surgery/ microdissection
Good data analysis and visualization skills
Excellent oral and written English communication skills
We offer you
Highly competitive conditions in a dynamic and international research community in Basel
IOB is an equal-opportunity employer with family-friendly work policies
Application / Contact Interested candidates should submit their application documents as a single PDF file to email@example.com by July 31st, 2018. Please indicate the position you are applying for by writing the reference number (IOB003) on the subject line. For further information, please visit our website www.iob.ch or contact Lavinia Brunold (firstname.lastname@example.org).