Open Positions

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If there is no open positions available in the group you would like to work in, do not hesitate to send unsolicited application directly to the group leader. 

Blanchoud Lab

  • Lab manager at 40%

    I'm hiring a lab manager for 2 days a week, starting on December 1st 2019, for a duration to be determined with the candidate but up to a maximum of 25 months. I am looking for a substitute since I recently started to work part-time. This position is thus suitable for a technician interested in performing experiments or a post-doc with an interest in running a lab. We are a young lab studying regeneration in colonial ascidians, our closest marine invertebrate relatives.

    The candidate will act as substitute PI, with duties including:
    - Collaborate on the experiments that I am running (e.g. microscopy, histology, ...)
    - Provide guidance to students (from Bachelor to PhD level)
    - Run the laboratory, both structurally and administratively

    In addition, and depending on the interest of the candidate, there will be room for conducting personal experiments or for running lab tasks such as taking care of our animal facility. One day of work will have to take place on Tuesdays to fit my daycare obligations. The other half of the workload can be organized as suitable. Ideally as two half-days, but any schedule could work.

    Want to know more about our work? Interested in joining the only in-land lab studying this amazing topic? Please, contact me or pay us a visit! We're looking forward to meeting you.

    Simon Blanchoud
    FNS Ambizione Fellow

    Webpage Blanchoud group

Jazwinska Lab

  • Post-doc Position: Cellular interactions during fin regeneration

    The zebrafish research group of Prof. Anna Jazwinska at the Department of Biology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland is looking for a motivated post-doctoral fellow with an interest in Regenerative Biology in Zebrafish.
    Among vertebrates, urodele amphibians and teleost fish display extraordinary regenerative potential. The zebrafish provides a unique vertebrate model system for regeneration studies due to its genetic amenability and simple maintenance. We do not understand why the regeneration response varies among adult vertebrates. Our goal is to uncover how the adult zebrafish and other fish species can naturally recreate a near-perfect replica of the lost complex tissue. Our specific aim is to identify the intrinsic genetic programs that support the regenerative plasticity of the regeneration-competent cells. This undertaking will demand the generation of transgenic fish lines, CRISPR/Cas9 system technology, pharmacological approaches, transcriptome analysis, and imaging techniques. A conceptual and molecular understanding of natural regeneration in lower vertebrates will help to build a foundation for regenerative medicine.

    We are seeking highly motivated candidates with training in molecular and cell biology, preferentially with experience with zebrafish or other genetic model organisms. Suitable candidates should be enthusiastic about regenerative biology, have good knowledge of the English language, and at least some basic communication skills in either French or German. The candidate will have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic team and provide a meaningful contribution to the identification of biological mechanisms underlying organ regeneration in teleost fish.
    Financing: available

    The position is initially offered for one year with a trial period, with possible extension up to four years upon performance.


    Email: Prof. Anna Jazwinska
    Lab web page

Dengjel Lab

  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Disease Proteomics and Protein Homeostasis

    The Dengjel Lab at the Department of Biology, University of Fribourg is interested in skin biology and protein homeostasis. We characterize molecular pathways critical for wound healing and study
    the function of small molecules to promote wound healing of chronic wounds. To study pathophysiological processes and the role of the cellular microenvironment in wound healing, we employ cell culture models, protein biochemistry and mass spectrometry-based proteomics.
    We look for a postdoctoral fellow with expertise in the areas outlined above as demonstrated by first author papers and expect applicants to be motivated and interested in interdisciplinary research subjects. Excellent communication skills in English are of benefit.

    We offer

    • A stimulating, interdisciplinary scientific environment
    • State-of-the-art central facilities for proteomics, imaging and bioinformatics analyses
    • A two years postdoctoral position with competitive Swiss salary (CHF 80`000 per year), potentially extendable


    The starting date for this position is earliest January 1st, 2019. Interested candidates should send a SINGLE PDF application including a CV, a brief statement of their research interests, a copy
    of their PhD diploma, and names of three referees by email to

Vanni Lab

  • PhD and Postdoctoral Opportunities in Computational Biophysics and Biochemistry of Membranes

    Several PhD and one postdoc positions are available in our newly-established Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry.

    Your mission

    Our group develops and applies computer simulations to investigate how the molecular properties of proteins, lipids and membranes modulate cellular processes. We combine these in silico investigations with biochemical and biophysical approaches to understand key biological mechanisms with atomistic molecular resolution. Please check our group webpage for more information.

    Currently, we have openings in the following research areas:

    • Intracellular lipid and fat accumulation
    • Protein-membrane interactions
    • Force field development
    • Nanoparticles-membrane interactions

    Your profile

    We are looking for highly motivated, team-oriented independent thinkers. For the postdoc position, the applicant should have a PhD in physics, chemistry, physical chemistry, biophysics, engineering or a related subject. The applicant should have a background in molecular dynamics simulations or computational chemistry. Previous experience in combining simulations with NMR experiments OR in simulations of materials/nanoparticles are a plus. For the PhD positions, the applicant should have a Master Degree in physics, chemistry, biology, bioinformatics, computer science, engineering or a related subject. Computer literacy and previous experience with molecular simulations, as well as good communication skills and proficiency in English are a plus. In general, any previous specific knowledge is less important than strong motivation, enthusiasm for scientific research, problem-solving skills, and possibly a track-record of individual and team accomplishments.

    We offer

    The positions are funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and by the NCCR in Bio-Inspired Materials . We offer a stimulating, friendly and interdisciplinary work environment, with excellent working conditions (salary, resources, …) and frontier research projects. The Department of Biology of the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) gathers very dynamic researchers with a strong commitment toward innovation and excellence in science. It offers a stimulating and supportive environment, with an open-minded atmosphere ideal to foster synergies.

    The selected candidates will also have the opportunity to interact extensively with members of the Department of Chemistry and of the Adolphe Merkle Institute in Fribourg, with whom collaborations are ongoing. In addition, they will also benefit from strong international collaborations with outstanding experimental labs in the fields of membrane biology, soft matter and nanomaterials. The successful PhD candidates will enrol in the Fribourg Graduate School of Life Sciences (FGLS) providing high-quality education opportunities to complement the laboratory training. It will also benefit from the close proximity to the CECAM headquarters in Lausanne, where multiple workshops and schools in computational science are held every year ( ). PhD positions are fully funded for 3 years, with a possible 1-year extension. In addition, PhD students will have the possibility to apply to generous international postdoctoral fellowship from the SNF after completion of their PhD. Initial gross annual salary for PhD students will be 47,040 CHF (~ 47,000 $). The postdoc position is fully funded for 2 years, with a possible 2-years extension. In addition, the postdoc will have the possibility to apply to prestigious and generous fellowships from the SNF to start an independent career after completion of their postdoctoral fellowship. Initial gross annual salary for Postdocs will be 65,000 CHF (~ 65,000 $).


    Please send your application, including short cover letter (explaining background and motivation) and a complete CV via e-mail to Stefano Vanni


Schneiter Lab

  • Postdoc and PhD position available in the study of biogenesis of lipid droplets

    Your mission

    We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher and a PhD student to study the biogenesis of lipid droplets using Baker's yeast as a genetic model organism. Techniques employed include live cell confocal microscopy, subcellular fractionation, and mass spectrometry. recent publication on the topic

    Your profile

    We are looking for highly motivated candidates with an excellent background in cell biology. Additional experience in yeast genetics or lipid biochemistry would be an asset.

    Starting date

    The positions are available immediately for the duration of at least 4-5 years. For further information please contact the group leader: Roger Schneiter