Job description We are looking for a PhD candidate to study the role of chemokines and their receptors in peripheral artery disease. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a manifestation of systemic atherosclerosis, is a signif-icant health problem around the world. As part of your doctoral thesis, you will focus on inflammatory processes within and around the arterial vessel wall and define mechanisms, which may allow therapeutic targeting to interfere with complications of atherosclerosis. To address this question, versatile molecular biological, cell biological, immunological and animal experimental methods are used.
Postgraduate Position (PhD position)
Your profile Eligible candidates should have experience with mouse models, immunological and molecular biological and 'omics' techniques, and a strong motivation and team spirit. German language skills would be help-ful, solid English skills, written and spoken, are mandatory. The successful candidate should hold an above average Master degree or equivalent in biological sciences or related fields and should have a background in inflammatory immunology.
What you can expect We offer a diverse and interesting work environment in an international, interactive team in the research field of the molecular basis of vascular diseases involving the immune system. You will be working in the Department of Angiology at the Inselspital Bern and in the Department of Biomedical Research (DBMR) as a member of the newly founded research group 'Translational Angiology' under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Yvonne Döring.
For further information, please contact: Prof. Dr. Yvonne Döring, Forschungsleiterin Universitätsklinik für Angiologie, phone +41 31 632 54 41
Expected start date: by agreement Temporary position 2 years (with possibility to extend another 2 years)