Two PhD positions in the BioNanomaterials group

CH 1700 Fribourg
08.04. | Position with re­spon­si­bil­i­ties | 100%

Two PhD positions in the BioNanomaterials group

Two PhD positions in the BioNanomaterials group

The Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland invites applications for 2 PhD positions in the BioNanomaterials group which is co-chaired by Prof. B. Rothen-Rutishauser and Prof. A. Fink.

The goal of the SNSF funded project “Long-term fate of internalized nanoparticles in macrophages” is to study (i) the dynamics of nanoparticles after cellular internalization including trafficking and agglomeration, and (ii) to combine light and electron microscopy methods to provide accurate number projection of intracellular particles.

Applicants must have a MSc or equal degree in Cell Biology or Light / Electron Microscopy. Excellent skills in the domain of cell culture techniques, cell analysis, and microscopy techniques are expected. Enthusiasm for top-quality research and good oral and written English communication skills are a must.

We offer a uniquely stimulating interdisciplinary research environment at the interface of cell biology and bionanomaterials, state-of-the-art laboratories, excellent working conditions, a competitive salary in accordance with the Swiss National Science Foundation guidelines, and outstanding career prospects. 

Please send your complete documentation (including letter of motivation, CV, copies of pertinent certificates, and contact details of two references) to Prof. Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser, Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg, Ch. de Verdiers 4, CH-Fribourg, Switzerland, barbara.rothen@unifr.ch. The successful candidate is expected to start as early as possible. Please state “PhD student BioNanomaterials” in your motivation letter and in the subject header!