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Postdoctoral position in Stem Cell Biology in Zürich

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100%, Zurich, temporary

A postdoctoral research fellow position is available in the Laboratory of Regenerative and Movement Biology at the Department of Health Sciences and Technology (D-HEST) in ETH Zurich.

Project background

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. Specifically, our group is interested in developing stem cell-based therapeutic approaches to treat muscle-associated diseases. The proposed position will explore means to generate therapeutically-competent muscle cells by utilizing mouse, rat and human pluripotent stem cells via tissue complementation.

Job description

The work will involve extensive use of molecular biology and tissue culture techniques including: generation of induced pluripotent stem cells carrying genetic reporters, gene editing, chimera formation, tissue engraftment and in vivo muscle stem cell transplantation assays.

Your profile

Interested applicants should have a recent PhD degree in Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Biochemistry or equivalent research related field in addition to a strong background in molecular biology assays. Ideally, these will include experience with mammalian cell culture techniques, genomic editing, gene delivery by retro or lenti-viruses, PCR, qPCR, immunostaining, Western blot and FACS analysis. Experience in stem cell or skeletal muscle biology is preferred. Prospective candidates will be part of an international research team and expected to be highly motivated, passionate about science and collaborative.

ETH Zurich
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.

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents: CV, cover letter and names of 3 references. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through the ETH Zurich online application portal. Application review will begin on August 31st 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Further information about the Department of Health Sciences and Technology can be found at: . For additional information about the Regenerative and Movement Biology group, please visit our website at: . For questions about the position, please contact Prof. Ori Bar-Nur,  email: ori.bar-nur@hest.ethz.ch (please do not send applications directly to this email).

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