PhD position - Institute of Cell Biology, University of Bern, Switzerland, 2022

A position for a PhD candidate will become available from January 2023 in the Ochsenreiter group at the Institute of Cell Biology of the University of Bern.

Our lab i interested in mitochondrial organelle biogenesis using the single celled eukaryote Trypanosoma brucei as a model system.

We use a combination of molecular biology, biochemistry and microscopic imaging (including ultrastructure expansion microscopy and cryo-electron tomography) to study the underlying molecular mechanisms of organelle biogenesis.

Please conuslt our website for more information: Institute of Cell Biology


Applicants hold a Masters degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics or related fields with a strong interest in microscopy/electron microscopy and image analysis.We offer

  • The position is funded for three years, with salaries according to the rules of the Swiss National Science Foundation.
  • You will be integrated in the Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences at the Univesity of Bern (GCB).
  • The Institute of Cell Biology is a lively and collaborative environment with strong focus on microscopic imaging and is equipped with state of the art microscopes.

Application and contact

Requests for more information should be sent electronically to the following address:

Applications are welcome only electronically as single pdf file including CV and letter of interest for applying the position.