PhD position in Stem Cell Biology and Tissue Engineering of Skeletal Muscle Tissue

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 11 Sep 2022

PhD position in Stem Cell Biology and Tissue Engineering of Skeletal Muscle Tissue

A PhD position in Stem Cell Biology and Tissue Engineering is available in the Laboratory of Regenerative and Movement Biology at the Department of Health Sciences and Technology (D-HEST).


Project background

PhD position in stem cell and skeletal muscle biology is available in the Laboratory of Regenerative and Movement Biology at the Department of Health Sciences and Technology (D-HEST) at ETH Zurich. The primary scientific interest and direction of the lab is to study the regenerative and therapeutic potential of stem cells, with emphasis on pluripotent and skeletal muscle cells.


Job description

The proposed research project is affiliated with the new Advanced Engineering with Living Materials (ALIVE) program which purposes to “design principles of living systems as a basis for sustainable, intelligent and resilient materials and technologies of thefuture” (https://map.ethz.ch/research/alive.html ). Specifically, the PhD student will be part of a project which aims to reconstruct in vitro an actuated human joint organoid for personalized health medicine purposes. Utilized methods will involve stem cell differentiation into mesodermal cell types (i.e. muscle, bone, tendon) and creation of a 3D skeletal muscle bioconstruct that can be controlled using a chemical or light stimulus.


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.


Your profile

Interested applicants should have a master’s degree in Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Biochemistry, or an equivalent research related field in addition to a strong background in molecular biology assays. Ideally, these will include experience with mammalian cell culture and tissue engineering techniques, gene delivery by retro or lenti-viruses, PCR, qPCR, immunostaining, Western blot and FACS analysis. Experience in stem cell, tissue engineering or skeletal muscle biology is preferred, however not essential. Prospective candidates will be part of an international research team and expected to be highly motivated, passionate about science and collaborative.


About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in
science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education,
cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge
into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our
university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an
environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe,
yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to
develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.


Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents: CV and cover letter. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Application review will begin on August 1st 2022and continue until the position is filled.

Further information about the Department of Health Sciences and Technology can be found at: www.hest.ethz.ch . For additional information about the Regenerative and Movement Biology group, please visit our website at: www.rmb.ethz.ch . For questions about the position, please contact Ms. Michèle Oetiker, email: michele.oetiker@hest.ethz.ch (please do not send applications directly to this email).


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