Postdoctoral Position in RNA-based Treatment Strategies

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 12 Feb 2024

16 Nov 2023
Job Information

ETH Zürich
Research Field

Biological sciences » Other
Chemistry » Other
Pharmacological sciences » Other
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)

Application Deadline

12 Feb 2024 - 22:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Hours Per Week

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Not funded by an EU programme
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Offer Description

Postdoctoral Position in RNA-based Treatment Strategies

The Biotechnology and Bioengineering group, directed by Prof. Martin Fussenegger at the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE ) of the ETH Zurich in Basel, is recruiting a Postdoctoral Researcher to develop preclinical RNA-based treatment strategies.

The D-BSSE is an interdisciplinary research department of the ETH Zurich where theory, experimental biology and engineering groups team up to foster advances in Systems Biology, Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology. D-BSSE is situated in the heart of the BioValley, the leading life science cluster in Europe, including several pharma giants and numerous start-ups. The D-BSSE is situated in a brand-new building next to the University Hospitals and the Biozentrum. State-of-the-art research facilities, like a GMP laboratory, will provide a unique environment for high-leverage translational research.

Project background

The group uses state-of-the-art Synthetic Biology principles to engineer human cells and develop cell-based therapies for the treatment of cancer as well as metabolic, neurodegenerative, autoimmune and infectious diseases. Extensive expertise with a vast range of drug delivery vehicles, gene switches as well as therapeutic assays in mouse models is available.

Job description

The mission is to establish pre-clinical “proof of concept” RNA-based treatment strategies including but not limited to RNA controllers and RNA sensor-effector devices to program cellular behavior.

Your profile

The successful candidate is exceptionally motivated and highly skilled to drive the design and implementation of pre-clinical proof-of-concept studies. S/he has profound expertise in molecular biology, material science, chemical biology or drug delivery. Holding an LTK1 or FELASA B certificate is a plus. We expect an outstanding publication record as well as the ambition to pursue and acadmic career or initiate start-up activities.

We offer

ETH Zurich is a family-friendly employer with excellent working conditions. You can look forward to an exciting working environment, cultural diversity and attractive offers and benefits.

Working, teaching and research at ETH Zurich

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Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application including:

  • CV
  • full study record
  • publication list
  • a motivation letter (please include your technical and interpersonal skills)
  • three letters of recommendation

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.
For additional questions please contact Professor Martin Fussenegger by mail ([email protected] ) (No applications).

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Research Field
Biological sciences
Years of Research Experience
4 - 10

Research Field
Years of Research Experience
4 - 10

Research Field
Pharmacological sciences
Years of Research Experience
4 - 10

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ETH Zürich
Postal Code
Rämistrasse 101

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