PhD Position for Synthetic Biology-Inspired Therapies
The Biotechnology and Bioengineering group directed by Prof. Martin Fussenegger at the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE), in Basel is recruiting a PhD candidate for research projects in the fields of personalized medicine and bioelectronics.
The D-BSSE is the first truly interdisciplinary research unit of ETH Zurich where theory, experimental biology and engineering groups team up to foster advances in Systems Biology, Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology.
With its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, the D-BSSE is situated in the heart of the Biovalley, a tri-national region hosting 40% of the global life science industry including several pharma giants, which provides a unique environment for high-leverage translational research.
The projects involve developing synthetic biology frameworks for engineering microtissues from pluripotent stem cells and designing bioelectronic devices that interface with human designer cells and program their behavior for biomedical applications.
Our group uses state-of-the-art Synthetic Biology principles to develop cell-based therapies for cancer, metabolic and autoimmune diseases.
Please consult our and published work for further information : www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov / pubmed / ?term fussenegger+m.
The successful candidate is exceptionally motivated to work at the interface of electrical and genetic engineering and highly skilled in standard molecular and cell biology techniques.
Additionally, we expect an outstanding study record as well as the candidate to be a collaborative team player with strong interest in developing novel cell-based therapies for the treatment of human disorders.
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 including CV, full study record, publication list, a motivation letter (please include your technical and interpersonal skills) as well as three letters of recommendation (if available).
Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.
For additional questions please contact the head of the group Professor Martin Fussenegger by mail : martin.fussenegger bsse.
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