PhD Position in Helminth Drug Development

The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) is a world-leading institute in global health with a particular focus on low- and middle-income countries. Associated with the University of Basel, Swiss TPH combines research, services, and education and training at the local, national and international level. Over 850 people from more than 80 nations work at Swiss TPH focusing on infectious and non-communicable diseases, environment, society and health as well as health systems and interventions. We are offering a PhD Position in Helminth Drug Development. for a dedicated multidisciplinary scientist to work on drug discovery for schistosomiasis. The position is based in Basel in the group of Jennifer Keiser at the Helminth Drug Development Unit. The successful candidate will be based at the Swiss TPH and will be registered for a PhD degree at the University of Basel, Switzerland.

Helminths cause a significant public health burden yet treatment options are limited, and their efficacy is partly unsatisfactory. The cross- disciplinary PhD project will focus on evaluating the efficacy of selected compounds and compound libraries against schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis. We aim to gain a better understanding on how the anthelminthics act and what is influencing their activity and perform pharmacokinetic studies. Moreover we would like to continue our successful work with the Bio Engineering Laboratory at the ETH Zurich to establish a microfluidic electric impedance spectroscopy chip platform for antischistosomal drug discovery, which allows, for the first time, to measure continuous, online drug dose-response effects on the larval stage of the worms, rendering the screening process higher throughput, more objective, and richer in quality data.

Ihr Profil

  • MSc degree in biology, pharmacy, or similar with a background in parasitology and interested in a multidisciplinary work environment
  • Excellent laboratory and organisational skills
  • Self-motivated and career-oriented personality, display initiative and enthusiasm
  • Excellent communication skills in English (spoken and written), French and/or German as an asset

Swiss TPH an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Bewerbung / Kontakt
If you are interested, please submit your application online via the link provided below with:

  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • Complete course grades and transcripts
  • Names and contact information (email or phone) of three references

Please note that we can only accept applications via our online recruiting tool:
https://recruitingapp-2698.umantis.com/Jobs/All

Applications via e-mail will not be considered.

The deadline for applications is 23 August 2019. A tentative starting date is 1 October 2019 but this is flexible.

Contact: For further information about the position, please visit our website https://www.swisstph.ch/en/about/mpi/helminth-drug-development/

General conditions:
Start Date: 1 October 2019 or later
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Travel required: No
Duration: 3 years contract
Percentage: 100%


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