Our research activities include basic, translational, and clinical research in the field of dermatology, including skin cancer, inflammatory skin disorders, and allergy. In part, our research is focused on pathogenesis, disease mechanisms, but also on therapy. The department is accordingly well equipped for experimentally and pre-clinical research utilising tissue cultures and rodents, and with methods of molecular biology, immunology, histology, as well as bioinformatics.
The appointed Postdoctoral researcher will conduct experimental research in the area of skin inflammation. We are interested in the immune responses of keratinocytes and infiltrating immune cells to cancer drugs and how this leads to adverse cutaneous reactions / skin toxicities. This project will be conducted as part of a large collaborative skin research initiative (SKINTEGRITY.CH) and in close collaboration with other research groups and physicians in the department. The candidate will perform experiments with human materials (skin samples), cell culture and 3D skin equivalents. It would be an advantage to be experienced in single cell RNA sequencing techniques, multiplex imaging and CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing techniques. Bioinformatic skills are very welcome.
The candidate should have recently obtained their PhD / MD PhD in immunology, dermatology, biochemistry, molecular biology or in an equivalent field. The candidate should be ambitious, creative, highly motivated, and experienced in experimental research. Ideal candidates will have strong laboratory and organisational skills. Successful candidates should have very good English language skills (written and oral).
What we offer
- Duration of the position (1- 3 years)
- intellectual and scientific challenge and the opportunity to develop new competencies
- possibility to supervise PhD, MD and MSc students
- interdisciplinary training as part of the collaborative research initiative SKINTEGRITY.CH
- Participation at scientific meetings and conferences
- Salary is defined by normal UZH regulations for postdoctoral researchers (based on the SNSF scale)
Place of work
Department of Dermatology, Wagistrasse 18, Schlieren CH-8952, Switzerland
Start of employment
Employment start date to be mutually agreed (preferably in summer 2021). Please include a CV and a letter of motivation of 1-2 pages in which you indicate why the position would be of interest to you and how your skills and experience would be a good match. Please include the name and details of 2 referees.