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The School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg (HEIA-FR), a member institution of the Uni- versity of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland (HES-SO), offers bilingual study programs at the BA and MA levels. The HEIA-FR invites applications to fill the position of:

Academic Associate UAS (80-100%)


Mission and Scope of Activities

  • Executing the work packages of the Innosuisse BIFOR project: development, standardization, and scale-up of xeno-free cell culture processes, development of an aseptic manufacturing process in a controlled, non-classified cleanroom environment, and development of a xeno-free implant for organ repair;
  • Cell and biological laboratory work in a non-classified cleanroom environment;
  • Establishing, preparing, and reviewing protocols and reports;
  • Following regular project meetings;
  • Preparing regular progress reports on ongoing projects.


Your profile

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in biotechnology/biochemical engineering, cell biology, tissue engineering or regenerative medicine;
  • Alternatively, proven practical or industrial experience in a suitable field;
  • Experimental experience in cell biology, cell culture and bioprocess scale-up, including PCR, immunohistochemistry, ELISA, light microscopy, cell isolation from animal and/or human tissues, cell expansion, and cell banking;
  • Ability to set up protocols and to provide good documentation;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English.


Interested? Send in your complete application by clicking on the Apply («Postuler») button below.