PhD student in immunology / immunopathology
A PhD student position in the field of cardiovascular immunobiology is available in the group of PD Dr. Stefan Freigang at the Institute of Pathology, University of Bern, Switzerland. Our research interests are innate and adaptive immune responses in atherogenesis, with particular focus on cross-talk mechanisms linking dyslipidemia, lipid metabolism and inflammation (Bretscher et al., (2015) EMBO Mol. Med. 7: 593; Freigang et al., (2013) Nat. Immunol. 14: 1045). The offered project aims to investigate the lipid-signaling and pathogenic reprogramming of immune cells in context of cardiovascular disease, and to establish an imaging model to monitor inflammatory responses.
We are looking for an ambitious, enthusiastic and highly motivated candidate with an academic degree in life sciences or biomedical sciences acceptable for matriculation at a Swiss University (Bologna compatible). The applicant will have to be admitted to the Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences, University of Bern (www.gcb.unibe.ch). The candidate should be proactive, have good communication skills and possess an aptitude to work in a team as well as independently. Good knowledge of English is expected; German is helpful, but not necessary. The ideal candidate has a strong background in cellular and molecular biology, and is familiar with common immunology techniques. Prior experience with in vivo animal experimentation and murine models of disease is an advantage. Only applicants with outstanding CVs and references can be considered for this position.
Our group offers a well-funded project in a young and dynamic environment. The Institute of Pathology provides an attractive setting to perform cutting-edge basic research in combination with facilitated access to human specimens and clinical data. Bern, the capital of Switzerland, is located near the Swiss Alps and well connected to many European cities (Zurich, Milan, Paris, Munich). The student will be enrolled in the Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences of the University of Bern. Salary will be according to the guidelines of the Swiss National Science Foundation (www.snf.ch).
For further information, please contact Ms Cornelia Mileto (Click to send email).
The Review of applications starts in November 2021 and applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. Please send your CV including a list of publications, a motivational letter with statement of your research interests, transcripts of University Diplomas with grades and two references (letters & contact information) as a single PDF-document via email to Ms Cornelia Mileto (Click to send email).