Basic research


Postdoc position available! 

Highly motivated postdoctoral fellows applicants with a strong background and interest in immunology and/or microbiology and excellent academic qualifications may send their curriculum vitae together with a description of their current and future research interests by email to Prof. Andrew Macpherson.


A full-time PhD position available.

The candidate will work under supervision of Dr. Stephanie Ganal-Vonarburg on a project investigating the role of the maternal and early life microbiota on the development of the neonatal immune system (Gomez de Agüero, Ganal-Vonarburg et al., 2016).  This project is based on the work on germ-free and gnotobiotic mice and we offer a unique access to and training in a gnotobiotic animal facility. The student will further learn and apply state-of-the art immunological (flow cytometry, ELISA, immunohistochemistry), microbiological (bacterial culture, 16S microbiome analysis) and biochemical (metabolomics, epigenetics, RNA Seq) techniques and will be expected to present in the weekly journal club and seminar presentations.

A master’s degree in biology, biochemistry, life sciences or medicine is required together with fluency in written and spoken English. A solid background in biochemistry and immunology is desirable.

Highly motivated candidates should send a CV, transcripts, GRE results (for applicants from Universities outside of Europe or North America), a brief statement of research interests (1 page), and the names and contact details of two individuals that have agreed to provide recommendation letters to Dr. Stephanie Ganal and Dr. Andrew Macpherson. The expected starting date is as soon as possible but negotiable.

Dr. Stephanie Ganal-Vonarburg and Prof. Andrew Macpherson


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