Ph.D. position to study the processes involved in immune cell activation @ University of Basel
The Biozentrum of the University of Basel is one of the leading institutes worldwide for molecular and biomedical basic research and teaching. It is home to more than 30 research groups with scientists from over 40 countries.
Research at the Biozentrum focuses on the areas of Cell Growth & Development, Infection Biology, Neurobiology, Structural Biology & Biophysics and Computational & Systems Biology. With its more than 500 employees, the Biozentrum is the largest department at the University of Basel’s Faculty of Science.
A Ph.D. student position is available in the Focal Area Infection Biology in the research group of Prof. Jean Pieters.
The laboratory is investigating the cellular activation processes that are involved in the body’s responses towards pathogenic stimuli. The successful applicant will be studying the mechanisms underlying immune cell homeostasis and activation. For further information, see www.biozentrum.unibas.ch. The project involves the application of state-of-the-art biochemical, molecular biological and cell biological approaches including RNAseq, proteomics, shRNA- and CRISPR/Cas9-based screening technologies as well as imaging.
The successful candidate will have a Master degree and a strong background in biochemistry as well as molecular and cellular biology. Furthermore, the candidate should be highly motivated, self-driven, be able to work well in a team as well as independently.
The Biozentrum offers an exciting and enthusiastic work environment with excellent infrastructure, including core facilities for imaging, FACS, proteomics and biophysics and a strong national and international collaboration network.
Application / Contact
Applications should be submitted electronically including your CV, research experience, statement of research objectives and the names of three references to Prof. Jean Pieters (firstname.lastname@example.org).