Postdoctoral Scientist - University of Bern, Switzerland, 2022

Qualification: PhD
Duration: 1 year, renewable based on funding availability
Start date: 01.02.2023 or upon agreement

We have an open position for a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist for translational science in the field of Rheumatology.

The research project will focus on studying underlying pathomechanisms of the Sjögren’s Syndrome, an understudied autoimmune disease with huge unmet needs. The candidate will take on a key role in pre-clinical research projects using single cell technologies complemented with in vitro disease modelling and using clinical samples.


The ideal candidate is enthusiastic, self-motivated and has a strong commitment towards biomedical basic/ translational research. Demonstrated competence to conduct experiments and analyses independently, and willingness to collaborate internally and externally are mandatory. Applicants must have a doctoral (PhD) degree or will defend their PhD within the next four months in the field of biology, biochemistry, biomedicine, or a related discipline.

Candidates with experience in single cell sequencing technologies, epigenetics and working with primary human cells are especially encouraged to apply.

We offer With being located at the Department of Biomedical Research, and being part of the Department of Rheumatology and Immunology at the Bern University Hospital, we provide the highly collaborative and interdisciplinary research environment, with access to start-of-the art technology and excellent core facilities.Interested candidates are requested to send a cover letter describing current and future research interests, a CV with publications, expected starting date, as well as contact information for two references or their reference letters, in one PDF file to the email address below.

PD Dr. Kerstin Klein
Research group leader
Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, Bern University Hospital
Department of BioMedical Research, University of Bern