Saturday, 19 October 2013

PhD position available to study the role of chromatin- associated proteins @ University of Bern

The University of Bern  is a university in the Swiss capital of Bern and was founded in 1834.The University of Bern operates at three levels: university, faculties and institutes. Other organizational units include interfaculty and general university units.The Faculty of Science focuses on the natural and life sciences.
A PhD position is available to study the role of chromatin-associated proteins in regulating gene expression in the unicellular parasite Trypanosoma brucei. This organism is fascinating for many reasons: as the pathogen responsible for human sleeping sickness, as a model organism of growing importance and for the insights if offers into eukaryotic gene expression. The project offers the opportunity to learn a wide range of techniques in cell and molecular biology, as well as bioinformatics.
  • Educational Qualification : Applicants should have obtained an M.Sc. degree in the areas of molecular and cell biology, biochemistry or biotechnology; previous experience in parasitology is not required. English is the language used in the lab.
  • Salary : Salary according to the scale defined by the Swiss National Science Foundation. In addition to laboratory work, the candidate will participate in the Interfaculty Graduate Program for Cellular and Biomedical Science (www.gcb.unibe.ch)
  • Commences on : January 2014 or as agreed
  • Duration : 3 years 
  • Contact Address : Applications with c.v., copies of degrees and  the names of two referees should be sent to:Prof. I. RoditiInstitut für ZellbiologieBaltzerstrasse 4CH-3012 BernSwitzerlandEmail : isabel.roditi@izb.unibe.ch
    Deadline : 15.11.13