Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe
Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe

Head of Animal Facility (100%)

Managing FMI Animal Facilities; team of 14 members

The Friedrich Miescher Institute is an international biomedical research center with 350 members, and is affiliated with the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research and the University of Basel. We are devoted to fundamental biomedical research. Our goal is to exploit new technologies to further our understanding of the basic cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie health and disease. We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to lead the FMI Laboratory Animal Facilities in the position


In this highly interactive position, your job will be to:

  • oversee and provide user-oriented support for experimentation in an animal facility hosting mainly mice.
  • manage user-oriented and fully compliant laboratory animal services.
  • manage and direct vivarium operations, including animal husbandry.
  • support and assist animal health maintenance and monitoring programs.
  • implement guidelines on animal welfare.

The ideal candidate is expected to have worked in a science-oriented research enterprise and have several years of hands-on experience in laboratory animal research. Candidates will hold a degree in veterinary medicine (DVM) or in biological sciences. Knowledge of animal facilities, animal care and use, Swiss animal welfare and the relevant governmental regulations are essential. Previous experience in animal facility operations is a plus. We expect the candidate to be a true team player, highly interactive and communicative, and a strong leader motivated to find pragmatic solutions by interactions with facility users.

We offer a dynamic and team-oriented scientific research environment at the highest international level.

Have we raised your interest? If you would like to join our dynamic research community, we look forward to receiving your application by July 15, 2018.

Please submit your application and documents online at

Informal inquiries can be sent to


Bernhard Korn (

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