PhD Position in the Experimental Rheumatology Laboratory

Dec 18, 2020
Jan 17, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The Department of Biomedicine at the University Hospital and the University of Basel, Switzerland, is providing state of the art facilities to enable biomedical research of highest quality in a variety of fields.
A PhD position is available in the Experimental Rheumatology laboratory of Prof. Diego Kyburz.

Your Position
You will work on a project focusing on the role of synovial cell interactions in controlling the differentiation and phenotypic polarization of macrophages in the setting of chronic joint inflammation.

Your Profile
  • Highly motivated, well-organized, collaborative person
  • Interest in translational research in the field of autoimmune diseases
  • Master in life sciences/biology or related fields
  • Fluent in English
  • Expertise in common biochemical and molecular biology techniques, including ELISA, Western Blotting, qPCR
  • Hands-on experience in cell biology, cell culturing of human primary cells, cellular read-out assays and transfection methods
  • Practical experience in flow cytometry analysis
  • Preferably, experience with microRNA isolation/quantification and interest in bioinformatic approaches like NGS miR-seq and proteomics.

We offer you
  • Affiliation with the Department of Biomedicine structured PhD program
  • A challenging translational research project with disease relevance
  • Access to state-of-the-art technologies and core facilities
  • A stimulating and supportive international research team

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