AO is a medically guided, not-for-profit organization led by an international group of surgeons specialized in the treatment of trauma and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Founded in 1958 by 13 visionary surgeons, the AO fosters one of the most extensive networks of over 215,000 sur-geons, operating room personnel, and scientists in over 100 countries. The mission of the AO Research Institute Davos (ARI) is excellence in applied Preclinical Research and Development within trauma and disorders of the musculoskeletal system and translation of this knowledge to achieve more effective patient care worldwide. The ARI contributes high quality applied Preclinical Research and Development (exploratory and translational) focused towards clinical applications/solutions as well as investigates and improves the performance of surgical procedures, devices and substances. It fosters a close relationship with the AO medical community, academic societies, and universities and provides a research environment and support for AO clinicians.
We are looking for a self-motivated Postdoc Infection Biology Focus Area
The successful applicant will be working within a multi-disciplinary team investigating host-pathogen interactions in the context of Staphylococcus aureus Fracture-related infection (FRI). The position may be particularly suitable for candidates experienced in microbiology with an interest in developing cross disciplinary skills including mammalian cell culture, in vivo studies, and host pathogen interactions.
Requirements: The ideal candidate is an independent thinker, highly self-motivated and holds a degree in microbiology, biology, or a related field; has excellent all-around bacteriology laboratory skills and familiarity with common pathogens encountered in FRI. Experience in biofilm culture, interactions of bacteria with bone, confocal microscopy and recombinant protein production will be valued. Experience in laboratory animal studies is beneficial, but not required. Familiarity with a cross-cultural/interdisciplinary environment is an advantage.
Eligibility to apply for a Visa for temporary residence is Switzerland is essential. A high level of spoken and written English is required.
An interesting and varied job in an exciting and innovative organization
The position is based in Davos for a period of 2 years
Employment conditions which match the requirements and offer a high degree of flexibility re working hours and location
If you meet the requirements of this challenging opportunity, please submit your complete online application (motivation letter, CV, recent photograph, certificates, reference letters, etc.) through our online application system. Applications received via other channels will not be considered in the process.