THE IGEM 2022 APPLICATION PERIOD IS CLOSED!

Interested in joining the next team? The selection for the iGEM team UZurich 2023 will take place in fall 2022. Below you will find general information on our iGEM team structure and recruitment process.

We will leave the  information about the build-up of our iGEM teams and the application process online so that you can get an idea what the application process might look like for the 2023 team, should you be interested!

Please come back later!

 

TIMELINE:

Info Presentation: 25th Oct - 6PM in Y10-G0-3 or Zoom
Application period: 25th Oct - 14th Nov.
Invitation to personal talks: 16th Nov.
Personal Talks: 18/19/20 Nov.
Final Team Selection: 22th Nov.

 

READY FOR IGEM?

If you wish to apply for the iGEM team UZurich please keep these things in mind.

iGEM is a large time commitment, that means you should have time available in the spring semester (a few hours a week) to work on the project. Furthermore, the period between the end of the spring semester exam phase and start of the fall semester (aka "vacations") will be taken up by the project. It may even run into the start of the fall semester, as the official iGEM deadline is at the end of October. In the past, UZH teams have been awarded 9 Research Internship ETCS for their iGEM participation, and we're expecting the same or more for next years team.

Working on a large and time limited project is difficult. Working in a team and developing your ideas together can be difficult but it will be rewarding! Engineering your project in the lab is going to be complicated and there will be setbacks, but you will learn a lot and overcome them. And that is one of the best feelings ever.

Think you're up for the challenge? - Scroll down!

 

HOW IS THE IGEM TEAM STRUCTURED?

Remember, iGEM is mainly a learning experience. Even if you don't have previous experiences with your role you can be a valuable addition to your team if you are motivated to learn.

MANAGEMENT

To coordinate the iGEM project it is necessary to have a clear direction and organization. The team management deals with funding, competition requirements, upholding deadlines, organizing meetings and providing the team with everything it needs.

HUMAN PRACTICES

One big part of iGEM is going beyond the lab with Human practices. Here the team examines their project carefully in regards to safety, ethics, responsibility and possible future impacts.
Talking to safety officers, industry leaders, researchers as well as engaging students and organizing public events are the tasks of the Human Practices team.

WET-LAB

The front line of the iGEM project. Designing and carrying out experiments, coming up with new approaches and ideas while expanding their scientific knowledge, theoretical and practical.
You will be working as part of a lab at UZH with an experienced  supervisor.

 

These 3 are the main fields that comprise an iGEM team, but for a team to work many additional skills and positions are necessary, such as:

WEBSITE, CODING, AND GENERAL IT

OUTREACH, SOCIAL MEDIA

COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT, TEAM COORDINATION

WRITING

DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION

PRESENTING

MATHEMATICAL MODELLING

EDUCATION

 
 

And many more! iGEM is a broad competition and though we are making the initial selection, you and your teammates will have the freedom to choose the direction the project takes and to adapt it to your own strengths and interests.

As an iGEM team has many more tasks then people, you will usually need to fill multiple roles at a time.

HOW TO JOIN THE TEAM

The iGEM team is an integrated part of SynBio UZH and will be selected by a group of SynBio members of which some have a background in iGEM.

Timeline:

Info Presentation: 25th Oct - 6PM in Y10-G0-3 or Zoom

Application period: 25th Oct - 14th Nov.

Invitation to personal talks: 16th Nov.

Personal Talks: 18/19/20 Nov.

Final Team Selection: 22th Nov.

Written Application:

First you apply by submitting a Written Application, which you will find on the Application page once the application period starts.

Personal Talks:

After the application period ends, we will invite promising candidates to come and chat with us personally.

 

NEED MORE INFORMATION?

Contact us at synbiouzh@gmail.com