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Postdoctoral Position In Tissue Engineering and Epigenetics – University of Lausanne, Switzerland, 2022


A postdoctoral research associate (RA) position in tissue engineering is available in the Habib lab at the department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, 2022

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General Info

Deadline to Apply: Expired
Position: Postdoctoral Position
No. of Positions: 1
Eligibility (Gender):
Eligibile Nationals: All Nationals
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Joining Date: Aug 01, 2022
Contract Period: 1 Year

Department of Biomedical Sciences

University of Lucerne (UNILU), Switzerland

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Qualification Details

You must hold PhD in Biological/Bioengineering sciences or relevant disciplines, or PhD is near completion. You should have at least one first author publication.

To complete our team, we are looking for someone with the following skills:

Essential criteria

1. Experience in stem cell research.

2. Experience in working in Tissue Culture.

3. Experience in gene cloning/editing.

4. Experience in microscopy.

5. Experience in working with purified proteins and protein biochemistry.

Desirable criteria

1. Ability to handle animals for experimental work.

2. Experience in bone and micro-CT tomography.

2. Experience in biomaterials and tissue engineering.

4. Knowledge in epigenetics.

5. Knowledge in cell metabolism.

6. Experience in tissue processing.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The RA will initially investigate the epigenetic and metabolic profiles of the engineered tissue and apply RNAseq, gene editing and CRISPR approaches to investigate specific pathways. They will utilise bioengineering to increase the complexity of the tissue by adding vasculature, immune and neuronal cells. The RA will utilise the bandage technology to deliver the newly engineered tissue into bone defects and test for engraftment and bone repair.

This project will build on our recent progress in this area (Okuchi et al Nature Materials 2021, Ma B et al Cell Reports 2020). You should hold or be working towards a PhD in a biological/bioengineering science, be highly motivated and have an interest in developmental signalling and regenerative medicine. To advance your career, the group leader will support your applications for fellowships.

  • Develop and undertake research of high quality consistent with making an active contribution in line with the lab and department research strategies
  • Purification of signalling proteins (e.g., Wnt)
  • Biomaterial synthesis
  • Assist in data analysis and bioinformatics
  • Assist in gene cloning and genome editing
  • Working with mice as an animal model for research
  • Contribute to the general day-to-day running of the tissue culture and research laboratory, including preparation of communal media and solutions, maintenance of equipment and maintaining stocks of consumables
  • Apply for fellowships
  • Carry out individual research project with minimal supervision to an agreed timeline and within a specific budget
  • Assist the group leader and department manager in ensuring compliance with Health and Safety regulations within the group
  • Attend and, as appropriate, present research findings at internal meetings and external conferences
  • Facilitate collaboration and networking which engages and supports the activities of the Habib lab and the Centre as a whole
  • Contribute to publications arising from the research projects
  • From time to time, the post-holder may be required to perform other duties appropriate to the grade of the post within the department and division.
  • To use a broad range of technical or practical skills and a well-developed working knowledge of technical or scientific practices and procedures acquired through on-the-job experience and/or vocational training
  • To provide colleagues with advice and guidance as required
  • To be responsive to changing priorities and an evolving environment/context, maximising the efficiency of the technical support being provided and resolving problems as they arise
  • To forge relationships with colleagues in the Department, Faculty and University, in order to deliver the required support as well as to contribute to process development and the adoption of best practice
  • To foster a stimulating, innovative and inclusive cultural environment across the faculty enabling students and staff to thrive and develop, ensuring that processes and policies are visible, accessible and transparent
  • To provide advice and guidance and, where appropriate, training on university policies, processes and where required, source information and support for colleagues to facilitate their work
  • To actively engage in Continuing Professional Development and training initiatives, in line with the Post-doc Commitment.
  • To take part in public out-reach when needed.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 19137

Application Procedure

Please submit your CV (maximum 2 sides of A4), publication list and a covering letter.  In your covering letter (maximum one side of A4), please summarize your previous research experience(s) and explain how do you meet the criteria above.

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About the Employer: University of Lucerne (UNILU), Switzerland

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Lausanne enjoys an international scientific environment. The lab is adjacent to the CHUV  hospital and has access to the state-of-art multi-institute bioengineering and imaging platforms at Agora. We offer a competitive salary, international collaboration, an inclusive working place in a multicultural, diverse and dynamic academic environment. Opportunities for professional training, attending national and international meetings and access to UNIL sports and wellbeing facilities. The group leader will support the candidate to apply for fellowships.

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