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Weisskopf & Falquet Labs

  • PhD position: Impact of the microbiome on plant health

    A PhD student position is available at the Department of Biology of the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, for a motivated young researcher with an interest in understanding how microbiomes protect plants against diseases. Recent evidence using Arabidopsis indicates that plants are able to recruit beneficial microbes from the rhizosphere1 upon pathogen infection. In this project, we will test whether we can take advantage of such microbiome recruitment to design new microbial-based crop protection strategies as alternatives to synthetic fungicides. As model pathogen, we will use the oomycete Phytophthora infestans, causing potato late blight, one of the most devastating diseases worldwide. We will perform next generation sequencing (NGS) to compare the ability of different potato cultivars to recruit health-protecting bacteria when exposed to late blight infection. In addition, we will isolate representative microbiome inhabitants and characterize their protective potential against late blight and their suitability as protecting agents using laboratory, greenhouse and field experiments. Field experiments will be performed in collaboration with Agroscope. The PhD student will be co-supervised by Prof. Laure Weisskopf (UNIFR, microbiology), Dr. Laurent Falquet (UNIFR, bioinformatics) and Dr. Brice Dupuis (Agroscope, phytopathology)2.


    Requirements

    Candidates should hold a degree comparable to a Swiss University M.Sc. in Biology or Bioinformatics. The candidate should have a strong background in microbiology (isolation, cultivation and molecular characterization of bacteria) and/or in bioinformatics (knowledge of programming in a UNIX environment, either in Python, Perl or C++, and proficiency with the R package). Previous experience in analysis of NGS-generated microbiome data will be an asset, as well as expertise in phytopathology and/or agronomy.


    We offer

    •  an interdisciplinary research project in a stimulating, international scientific environment
    • a graduate education provided by the FGLS (Fribourg Graduate School of Life Sciences) with a wide offer of scientific and transferable skill courses in Fribourg and neighboring Universities
    • a three-year fellowship with a salary based on SNF standards 

     

    Application

    Please send your CV, letter of motivation and contact information of two referees in a single pdf file via email to Prof. Laure Weisskopf


    Deadline
    The position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found; earliest start: April 2019.


    1 Berendsen, R. L. et al. Disease-induced assemblage of a plant-beneficial bacterial consortium. ISME J. 12, 1496–1507 (2018).
    2 For more information on supervisors, please see:
    https://www3.unifr.ch/bio/en/groups/weisskopf/
    https://www3.unifr.ch/bio/en/groups/falquet
    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Brice_Dupuis2

Stroeymeyt Lab

  • PhD position: Effects of group composition on disease transmission and immune investment in ants

    A 4-year PhD position is available in the research group of Professor Nathalie Stroeymeyt in the Department of Biology, University of Fribourg, to study the effect of group composition on disease transmission and relative investment in personal vs. social immunity in ants.


    Background
    Group living offers favourable conditions for the spread of infectious diseases, because high population densities and frequent social contacts facilitate pathogen transmission. To mitigate that risk, social animals have evolved a variety of defence mechanisms to prevent the entry and propagation of pathogens within the group, ranging from a raised investment in personal immunity to highly coordinated collective sanitary actions (‘social immunity’). Recent studies have shown that social groups can also adopt organizational features, such as the subdivision into well-separated subgroups, which reduce epidemic risk through transmission bottleneck effects. However, the importance of organizational immunity features in disease risk management by real animal groups is still poorly understood. Our research adopts an empirical approach based on the experimental manipulations of garden ant colonies (Lasius niger) to (i) quantify the effect of social organization on disease transmission and test key predictions from network epidemiology, and (ii) evaluate the relative of importance of personal immunity, collective sanitary actions and organizational features under different environmental conditions and at different stages of development. More details  

     

    The project
    The goal of this PhD project will be to investigate how group composition (in particular colony size) influences the social network topology of ant colonies, and how this in turn affects disease transmission risk and the need for individuals to invest in personal immunity. The project will rely on automated behavioural tracking, social network analysis, simulation of disease transmission, monitoring of the transmission of pathogenic and non-pathogenic agents, fitness measurements, physiological assays and immune gene expression analysis. Among others, the project will address general hypotheses about the effect of group size on social organisation ('size-complexity’ hypothesis) and immune investment (‘density-dependent prophylaxis’).


    Desired profile
    We are looking for candidates with experience in quantitative behavioural analysis and programming, a good working knowledge in statistics and experimental design, and a willingness to apply a variety of approaches (behavioural tracking, writing own code to analyse the data, and lab work). Experience with social insects, insect immunity and/or molecular biology would be a plus. Candidates must be creative, motivated and passionate about science, have excellent oral and written communication skills, and be at ease working both independently and as part of a team. A Master’s degree (or equivalent) will be required prior to taking up the position.


    The position
    The position will be part of an overall project team consisting of two PhD students and two post-doctoral researchers () and will be fully funded for four years by an ERC Starting Grant. The salary will be set according to the guidelines of the University of Fribourg (c. 47’000 CHF per year).


    Location
    The Department of Biology at the University of Fribourg is a highly dynamic, international and interdisciplinary environment, spanning a wide range of research in evolution and ecology, behaviour, population genomics, and bioinformatics, developmental genetics, neurobiology, biochemistry and proteomics, across 27 groups.


    Expected starting date
    The starting date is flexible; the earliest possible start will be May 1st, 2019.


    How to apply
    Please send your application by email to Nathalie Stroeymeyt. Your application should consist of a single merged pdf file including: (i) a full CV and publication list, (ii) a 1-2 page research statement describing your main research interests and your relevant skillsets, how they developed, and how they relate to the proposed research project, (iii) the names and contact details of at least two referees, and (iv) copies of (or links to) your publications and/or your PhD thesis (if available). Evaluation of candidates will begin on February 15th, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.


    References
    Stroeymeyt et al. (2014). Organisational immunity in social insects. Current Opinion in Insect Science 5, 1.
    Stroeymeyt et al. (2018). Social network plasticity decreases disease transmission in a eusocial insect. Science 362, 941.

  • PhD position: Effects of pathogen pressure on personal and social immune investment in ants

    A 4-year PhD position is available in the research group of Professor Nathalie Stroeymeyt in the Department of Biology, University of Fribourg, to study the effect of prolonged pathogen pressure on long-term investment in personal and social immunity in ants.


    Background

    Group living offers favourable conditions for the spread of infectious diseases, because high population densities and frequent social contacts facilitate pathogen transmission. To mitigate that risk, social animals have evolved a variety of defence mechanisms to prevent the entry and propagation of pathogens within the group, ranging from a raised investment in personal immunity to highly coordinated collective sanitary actions (‘social immunity’). Recent studies have shown that social groups can also adopt organizational features, such as the subdivision into well-separated subgroups, which reduce epidemic risk through transmission bottleneck effects. However, the importance of organizational immunity features in disease risk management by real animal groups is still poorly understood. Our research adopts an empirical approach based on the experimental manipulations of garden ant colonies (Lasius niger) to (i) quantify the effect of social organization on disease transmission and test key predictions from network epidemiology, and (ii) evaluate the relative of importance of personal immunity, collective sanitary actions and organizational features under different environmental conditions and at different stages of development. More details

     

    The project
    The goal of this project will be to understand how ant colonies adjust different components of their disease defences (personal immunity, collective sanitary actions and transmission-inhibiting social organization) in response to repeated disease challenges. The candidate will use controlled pathogen inoculations, physiological assays and immune gene expression analysis, automated behavioural tracking, social network analysis and monitoring of the transmission of real agents to uncover the effect of prolonged pathogen pressure on long-term investment in personal and social immunity. The project will elucidate whether ants use changes in spatial and social organisation as an active strategy to decrease disease risk.


    Desired profile
    We are looking for candidates with experience in quantitative behavioural analysis and programming and/or molecular biology techniques, and a willingness to apply a variety of approaches (behavioural tracking, writing own code to analyse the data, and lab work). A good working knowledge in statistics and experimental design is also desirable. Experience with social insects and insect immunity would be a plus. Candidates must be creative, motivated and passionate about science, have excellent oral and written communication skills, and be at ease working both independently and as part of a team. A Master’s degree (or equivalent) will be required prior to taking up the position.


    The position
    The position will be part of an overall project team consisting of two PhD students and two post-doctoral researchers and will be fully funded for four years by an ERC Starting Grant. The salary will be set according to the guidelines of the University of Fribourg (c. 47’000 CHF per year).


    Location
    The Department of Biology at the University of Fribourg is a highly dynamic, international and interdisciplinary environment, spanning a wide range of research in evolution and ecology, behaviour, population genomics, and bioinformatics, developmental genetics, neurobiology, biochemistry and proteomics, across 27 groups.
    Expected starting date
    The starting date is flexible; the earliest possible start will be May 1st, 2019.


    How to apply
    Please send your application by email to Nathalie Stroeymeyt. Your application should consist of a single merged pdf file including: (i) a full CV and publication list, (ii) a 1-2 page research statement describing your main research interests and your relevant skillsets, how they developed, and how they relate to the proposed research project, (iii) the names and contact details of at least two referees, and (iv) copies of (or links to) your publications and/or your PhD thesis (if available). Evaluation of candidates will begin on February 15th, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.


    References
    Stroeymeyt et al. (2014). Organisational immunity in social insects. Current Opinion in Insect Science 5, 1.
    Stroeymeyt et al. (2018). Social network plasticity decreases disease transmission in a eusocial insect. Science 362, 941.

  • Post-doc position: Effects of caste-specific microbiota on disease susceptibility in ants

    A 3-year post-doc position is available in the research group of Professor Nathalie Stroeymeyt in the Department of Biology, University of Fribourg, to study the role of caste-specific microbiota in the disease defences of ant colonies.


    Background
    Group living offers favourable conditions for the spread of infectious diseases, because high population densities and frequent social contacts facilitate pathogen transmission. To mitigate that risk, social animals have evolved a variety of defence mechanisms to prevent the entry and propagation of pathogens within the group, ranging from a raised investment in personal immunity to highly coordinated collective sanitary actions (‘social immunity’). Recent studies have shown that social groups can also adopt organizational features, such as the subdivision into well-separated subgroups, which reduce epidemic risk through transmission bottleneck effects. However, the importance of organizational immunity features in disease risk management by real animal groups is still poorly understood. Our research adopts an empirical approach based on the experimental manipulations of garden ant colonies (Lasius niger) to (i) quantify the effect of social organization on disease transmission and test key predictions from network epidemiology, and (ii) evaluate the relative of importance of personal immunity, collective sanitary actions and organizational features under different environmental conditions and at different stages of development. More details 


    The project
    The goal of this project will be to study the role of caste-specific microbiota in the disease defences of ant colonies. The candidate will use DNA barcoding, gene expression analysis, physiological assays, microbiota manipulations and behavioural observations to (i) characterise the microbiota of ant workers depending on their caste, and (ii) test whether ants that perform risky tasks (e.g. foragers) have a microbiota which decreases their susceptibility to disease compared to ants that perform safe tasks (e.g. nurses), thus reducing the risk of epidemics at the colony-level. The candidate will also be involved in collaborations with other team members to characterise the immune response of ant workers to diverse fungal and bacterial pathogens.


    Desired profile
    We are looking for candidates with a strong background in molecular biology and/or microbiology, solid experience in lab work and analysis of sequencing data (e.g. DNA barcoding, quantification of gene expression), and a willingness to perform experiments involving live ants. A prior knowledge of insect immunity would be a plus. Candidates must be creative, motivated and passionate about science, have excellent oral and written communication skills, and be at ease working both independently and as part of a team. A PhD will be required prior to taking up the position.


    The position
    The position will be part of an overall project team consisting of two PhD students and two post-doctoral researchers and will be fully funded for three years by an ERC Starting Grant. The salary will be set according to the guidelines of the University of Fribourg (c. 75’000 CHF per year).


    Location
    The Department of Biology at the University of Fribourg is a highly dynamic, international and interdisciplinary environment, spanning a wide range of research in evolution and ecology, behaviour, population genomics, and bioinformatics, developmental genetics, neurobiology, biochemistry and proteomics, across 27 groups.


    Expected starting date
    The starting date is flexible; the earliest possible start will be May 1st, 2019.


    How to apply
    Please send your application by email to Nathalie.Stroeymeyt@gmail.com. Your application should consist of a single merged pdf file including: (i) a full CV and publication list, (ii) a 1-2 page research statement describing your main research interests and your relevant skillsets, how they developed, and how they relate to the proposed research project, (iii) the names and contact details of at least two referees, and (iv) copies of (or links to) your publications and/or your PhD thesis (if available). Evaluation of candidates will begin on February 15th, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.


    References
    Stroeymeyt et al. (2014). Organisational immunity in social insects. Current Opinion in Insect Science 5, 1.
    Stroeymeyt et al. (2018). Social network plasticity decreases disease transmission in a eusocial insect. Science 362, 941.

  • Post-doc position: Effects of social network structure on disease transmission in ants

    A 2-year post-doc position is available in the research group of Professor Nathalie Stroeymeyt in the Department of Biology, University of Fribourg, to study the effect of social network properties on disease transmission dynamics in ant colonies.


    Background
    Group living offers favourable conditions for the spread of infectious diseases, because high population densities and frequent social contacts facilitate pathogen transmission. To mitigate that risk, social animals have evolved a variety of defence mechanisms to prevent the entry and propagation of pathogens within the group, ranging from a raised investment in personal immunity to highly coordinated collective sanitary actions (‘social immunity’). Recent studies have shown that social groups can also adopt organizational features, such as the subdivision into well-separated subgroups, which reduce epidemic risk through transmission bottleneck effects. However, the importance of organizational immunity features in disease risk management by real animal groups is still poorly understood. Our research adopts an empirical approach based on the experimental manipulations of garden ant colonies (Lasius niger) to (i) quantify the effect of social organization on disease transmission and test key predictions from network epidemiology, and (ii) evaluate the relative of importance of personal immunity, collective sanitary actions and organizational features under different environmental conditions and at different stages of development. More details  

    The project
    The goal of this project will be to experimentally manipulate the social network topology of ant colonies (e.g. by manipulating nest architecture) to quantify the effect of network properties on disease transmission and test key predictions from network epidemiology. The candidate will use a combination of automated behavioural tracking, social network analysis, simulation of disease transmission, monitoring of the transmission of pathogenic and non-pathogenic agents, and fitness measurements to produce an integrative understanding of the effect of social organization and network structure on epidemic risk.


    Desired profile
    We are looking for candidates with a strong quantitative background and solid experience in programming, exploratory analysis of large biological datasets, social network analysis and/or epidemiological simulations. As the project will involve an important experimental component, the candidates would ideally have a good working knowledge of statistics and experimental design and prior experience with social insects. Experience with laser-cutting or 3D-printing software and tools would be a plus. Candidates must be creative, motivated and passionate about science, have excellent oral and written communication skills, and be at ease working both independently and as part of a team. A PhD will be required prior to taking up the position.


    The position
    The position will be part of an overall project team consisting of two PhD students and two post-doctoral researchers and will be fully funded for two years by an ERC Starting Grant. The salary will be set according to the guidelines of the University of Fribourg (c. 75’000 CHF per year).


    Location
    The Department of Biology at the University of Fribourg is a highly dynamic, international and interdisciplinary environment, spanning a wide range of research in evolution and ecology, behaviour, population genomics, and bioinformatics, developmental genetics, neurobiology, biochemistry and proteomics, across 27 groups.

    Expected starting date
    The starting date is flexible; the earliest possible start will be May 1st, 2019.


    How to apply
    Please send your application by email to Nathalie Stroeymeyt. Your application should consist of a single merged pdf file including: (i) a full CV and publication list, (ii) a 1-2 page research statement describing your main research interests and your relevant skillsets, how they developed, and how they relate to the proposed research project, (iii) the names and contact details of at least two referees, and (iv) copies of (or links to) your publications and/or your PhD thesis (if available). Evaluation of candidates will begin on February 15th, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.


    References
    Stroeymeyt et al. (2014). Organisational immunity in social insects. Current Opinion in Insect Science 5, 1.
    Stroeymeyt et al. (2018). Social network plasticity decreases disease transmission in a eusocial insect. Science 362, 941.

LeBoeuf Lab

  • PhD position: Collective Control of Development in social insect

     

    Project

    Social fluids tend to be exchanged only in the most fitness relevant behaviors, like mating and parental care. Our lab focuses on a mouth-to-mouth fluid exchange that occurs in many but not all social insect colonies, trophallaxis. In each of the social insect species where this social fluid has been studied, it has been found to contain proteins implicated in growth control. Some trophallactic fluid components have been shown to impact larval development when administered by trophallaxis (LeBoeuf et al. 2016 eLife). This provides a mechanism for how a colony can collectively decide the fate of the next generation. This project will combine fluorescence microscopy, quantitative video tracking of animal behavior, developmental biology and machine learning to better understand how social insects crowdsource control of the colony’s development using the social circulatory system.

    For more, see Developmental Control

    You

    The ideal candidate is collaborative, hard-working and passionate about how social/biological systems can self-regulate. Ideally you have experience coding and have some maker/DIY skills. Image processing and/or machine learning experience are a plus. A master’s degree (or equivalent) is required prior to taking up the position.

    Position

    Start date is flexible, maximum 4 years (3.5 fully-funded). This position is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (salary matches their guidelines, 47K CHF/yr).

    Submission

    Applications (in English) should include a cover letter (on your background and motivation), CV, and the names and contact details of two references. Applications should be sent as a single pdf to Adria LeBoeuf. DEADLINE: February 15th, 2019. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.

  • PhD position: The evolution of social fluids

    Project

    Social fluids tend to be exchanged only in the most fitness relevant behaviors, like mating and parental care. Our lab focuses on a mouth-to-mouth fluid exchange that occurs in many but not all social insect colonies, trophallaxis. In each of the social insect species where this social fluid has been studied, it has been found to contain proteins implicated in growth control (LeBoeuf et al. 2016 eLife). Involving ample travel and international collaborations, this project will combine fieldwork, proteomics and bioinformatic, orthology and phylogenetic methods to understand how this behavior, its concomitant social fluid, and the proteins found within it have evolved their roles in the colony’s social circulatory system.

    For more, see Social Fluid Evolution

    You

    The ideal candidate is collaborative, hard-working and passionate about evolution and behavior, with experience in coding/bioinformatics, and a willingness to travel/do field work. A master’s degree (or equivalent) is required prior to taking up the position.

    Position

    Start date is flexible, maximum 4 years (3.5 fully-funded). This position is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (salary matches their guidelines, 47K CHF/yr).

    Submission

    Applications (in English) should include a cover letter (on your background and motivation), CV, and the names and contact details of two references. Applications should be sent as a single pdf to Adria LeBoeuf. DEADLINE: February 15th, 2019. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.

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 joern.dengjel@unifr.ch

Rohr Lab

  • 2 Funded PhD positions in theoretical ecology

    Project
    Eco-evolutionary dynamics and, especially, the adaptive dynamics framework are major tools in linking the ecological dynamics of communities to species coevolution. In turn, coexistence theory studies the conditions enhancing the maintenance of biodiversity, while a central theory of ecosystem functioning is how the biodiversity relates to community productivity (the BEF relationship). The project aims at bridging eco-evolutionary dynamic to coexistence theory and BEF relationship. Specifically, we will extensively study the effects of coevolutionary trajectories on coexistence conditions and on ecosystem functioning. This will unravel the relationships imposed by ecoevolutionary dynamics between coexistence conditions and ecosystem functioning. In a second step, the project aims at disentangling the role coevolutionary dynamic from community dynamics in selecting specific network architecture. Once the emergence of specific systems is understood, we will study whether the architectures favouring species persistence under a pure community dynamics are also the ones favouring biodiversity once the co-evolutive process is added.


    Education
    The ideal candidate is a very motivated student in ecology, with strong skills in theoretical ecology and background in modelling. The candidate should be familiar with at least one of the following topics:
    eco-evolutionary dynamic, coexistence theory, or BEF relationship.


    Position
    Available immediately, starting when possible, maximum 4 years. This position is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, and the salary matches their guidelines (gross salary starting at CHF 47’040 per year)


    Submission
    Applications (in French or in English), including a short cover letter (background and motivation), CV, and the name of one or two reference persons should be sent as a single attached pdf file to Rudolf Rohr 


    Dr. Rudolf P. Rohr
    Department of Biology - Ecology and Evolution
    University of Fribourg
    Rohr group page 

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 (https://www.cecam.org ). 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