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Postdoc and PhD student position in Immunology – University of Basel, Switzerland, 2022


The Finke laboratory is seeking a highly motivated PhD candidate and an early postdoctoral researcher to investigate tissue-specific immune function of innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) in health and disease at Department of Biomedicine, University of Basel, Switzerland, 2022

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General Info

Deadline to Apply: Expired
Position: Postdoc & PhD student position
No. of Positions: 2
Eligibility (Gender):
Eligibile Nationals: All Nationals
Research Field: ,
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: -

Department of Biomedicine

University of Basel, Switzerland

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Qualification Details

Your profile for PhD candidates

We are seeking to hire a PhD student with

  • a master's degree in biology or immunology
  • a practical and theoretical background in immunology
  • basic experience in flow cytometry and animal experimentation are a plus
  • passionate about biology and immunology
  • the ability to work independently
  • excellent communication skills
  • excellent knowledge in English language (spoken and written / proficiency level)

Your profile for Postdocs

We are looking for candidates with

  • a doctoral degree (PhD) in immunology or related fields
  • extended experience in flow cytometry and in vivo mouse models
  • experience with infectious models is a plus
  • the ability to deliver high quality research, data, and to publish in peer reviewed journals
  • the ability to communicate and present effectively in spoken and written English
  • the ability to work independently and as part of an international team
  • the ability to initiate, plan, implement and reach milestones

Responsibilities/Job Description

The successful candidate will focus on delineating the role of MHCII+ ILC3 in regulating memory CD4 T cell responses using mouse infection models (see also: Nature communications, 11, 1794. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-15612-2.) and join an enthusiastic team of scientists who are curious to understand ILC3 development and tissue-specific immune responses. The candidate's research on ILC-centred immunoregulatory networks and ILC interactions with other immune cells will make use of state-of-the-art facilities of the Department of Biomedicine (flow and mass cytometry, genomic, proteomic, light microscopy, bioinformatics, etc.), and take advantage of the open collaborative environment of the Department.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

The position is available immediately. Interested candidates should send a cover letter with a brief description of research experience, interests and accomplishments, their CV and the names and contact information for three references.

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About the Employer: University of Basel, Switzerland

Note or Other details

To work in an international team at the Department of Biomedicine Basel with cutting-edge technologies, experimental mouse models and interactions with other departments, Institutes and University hospitals. Immunology is a strong focal area at our University (https://ubico.unibas.ch/en/) and in the Upper Rhine Area (https://www.urigroup.eu/home/). The University of Basel is an equal opportunity employer. Salaries are according to the staff-regulations and depend on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. Candidates will receive scientific mentoring and academic training with the aim to develop an independent research profile.

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Contact details

For formal inquiries contact [email protected].

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