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Research Associate (60%) in the field of Oral Cell Biology and Periodontal Research

Steinbeis Transfer AG
Region Zürich (AG/SH/ZG/ZH) Befristeter Vertrag


We offer a two-year position (start date: January 2023)

Project description
Steinbeis Transfer AG is a partner for company startups and projects. We provide support to people and organizations, not only in science and academia, but also in business. Our aim is to leverage the know-how derived from research, development, consulting, and to transfer this knowledge into application. We are looking for a motivated and experienced research associate (60%) for a two-year collaborative project with partners from the University of Zurich, the University of Tampere, and Omya International AG (Oftringen, Switzerland) as the industry partner.

Background and project summary
Acquired or inherited alveolar bone defects can be regenerated with the use of a wide variety of biomaterials. The planned study aims to systematically analyse the biological behaviour of new bioactivated microparticles as a delivery system for bone regeneration.

Your contribution
• Material characterization and cell research mainly using alveolar osteoblast cells.
• Perform analysis of proliferation, migration and cytokine expression of cells in culture
• Collect, analyse, interpret and make projections from data
• Utilize statistical tests in data analysis


The candidate should
• Have a degree in dentistry, biology, chemistry or other biologically related field
• Have strong interest in cell molecular biology
• Hands-on basic experience in molecular cell biology techniques preferable
• Have very good command of English (written and oral)
• Be highly motivated, responsible, independent, team-player, and well-organized


We offer
• The opportunity to participate for two years in an interdisciplinary project between different partners in academia and industry.
• Training in cell culture techniques and bone regeneration
• Excellent laboratory infrastructures

Information and Application
For more information on this position, please contact
Prof. Dr. Jörg Huwyler (, Steinbeis Transfer AG, SU-1934, 4144 Arlesheim. Applicants should submit by E-mail a detailed curriculum vitae, a cover letter including a description of their motivation and research background, and two (2) reference letters.


University of Zurich, Zurich


  • Steinbeis Transfer AG
  • Region Zürich (AG/SH/ZG/ZH)
  • Berufsfeld: Forschung | Wissenschaft
  • Ausbildung: Hochschule
  • Auftragstyp: Befristeter Vertrag