PhD Studentship (w/m)
Bern, Switzerland
vor 4 Tg.

PhD Studentship (w / m) As a leading university hospital with a rich tradition, the Inselspital is part of the Insel Group and is a centre of medical expertise and high technology with an international reputation as well as being a first-class training and research centre.

PhD Studentship (w / m)

Universitätsklinik für Pneumologie

Respiratory Medicine Research Lab 100 % in Bern Expected start date 01. April 2020 oder n. V

Temporary position 3 years The Pulmonology Research Lab is associated with the Berne University Hospital and part of the Department of BioMedical Research.

Its research focus covers different diseases affecting the lung

The challenge

Asthma is the most frequent chronic pulmonary disease, with allergic asthma affecting around 60% of asthmatics. Liposomes and virosomes are promising nanocarriers for preventive, as well as therapeutic vaccination approaches.

We aim to develop a novel strategy to reduce / inhibit inflammatory mechanisms of allergic airways disease. In particular, the PhD candidate will be involved in the current project as follows :

  • Design and characterise liposomes and virosomes conjugated with antigen for pulmonary applica-tion
  • Establishment and characterization of a mouse model of allergic airways inflammation
  • Candidate will work with established techniques, such as flow cytometry, histology, laser-scanning microscopy and lung function measurements.
  • Your profile

    Candidate with Master Degree in Biology / Biomedical Sciences. Willingness to work with animals is a must. Candidate will work in a dynamic international team and will collaborate with other groups

    The package

    The candidate will join the Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences (GCB), an inter-faculty programme that offers structured, experimental research training leading to a PhD, MD.PhD or DVM.PhD degree

    The Insel Group

    The Insel Group forms Switzerland's largest full-service medical care system - from primary care through to state-of-the-art medicine - that is available to everyone in the country.

    This ensures that every patient is treated at the most appropriate place for them and has access to the latest technologies, methods and medical options at all times.

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