PhD/Post-Doc Positions for Synthetic Biology-Inspired Therapies

100%, Basel, temporary

The Biotechnology and Bioengineering group directed by Prof. Martin Fussenegger at the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE), in Basel is recruiting PhD and Post-Doc candidates for research projects in the fields of personalized medicine and bioelectronics.

The D-BSSE is the first truly interdisciplinary research unit of ETH Zurich where theory, experimental biology and engineering groups team up to foster advances in Systems Biology, Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology. With its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, the D-BSSE is situated in the heart of the Biovalley, a tri-national region hosting 40% of the global life science industry including several pharma giants, which provides a unique environment for high-leverage translational research.

Job description
Our group uses state-of-the-art Synthetic Biology principles to develop cell-based therapies for cancer, metabolic and autoimmune diseases. Please consult our webpage www.bsse.ethz.ch/research/research-groups/biotechnology-and-bioengineering and published work for further information: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=fussenegger+m.

The projects involve developing synthetic biology frameworks for engineering microtissues from pluripotent stem cells and designing bioelectronic devices that interface with human designer cells and program their behavior for biomedical applications.

Your profile
The successful candidates are exceptionally motivated to work at the interface of electrical and genetic engineering and highly skilled in standard molecular, cell biology and/or have experience in cultivating/differentiating stem cells. Additionally, we expect an outstanding study record (PhD students) and publication record (Post-Docs) as well as the ambition to pursue an academic career or initiate spin-off activities.

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

Working, teaching and research at ETH Zurich

Interested?
We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents: a motivation letter, CV, full study record and contact details of two referees. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Further information about the D-BSSE can be found on our website www.bsse.ethz.ch. For further information about the job requirements, please contact Professor Martin Fussenegger, Tel: +41 61 387 31 60 or email: martin.fussenegger@bsse.ethz.ch (no applications).


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