Postdoctoral Researcher in Genomic Instability and Human Disease

Country: Switzerland;

City: Zurich

Vacancy added: 19.01.2019

Employer: ETH Zurich

Vacancy type: PostDoc vacancy;


ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. It is renowned for its excellent education, its cutting-edge fundamental research and its efforts to put new knowledge and innovations directly into practice. Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Laboratory of Toxicology in the Department of Health Sciences and Technology.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Genomic Instability and Human Disease

We are looking for a candidate who will conduct outstanding research at the interface of chemistry and biology with a focus on understanding mechanisms of genomic instability related to UV radiation exposure. UV is a powerful environmental carcinogen that can damage DNA, resulting in genome instability and disease initiation. The postdoctoral researcher will investigate mechanisms pertaining to UV-induced DNA damage to understand its role in aging and human disease.

The successful candidate has excellent qualifications with a PhD in Chemical Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or a related subject. Knowledge of cell-based imaging and microscopy, qPCR, and Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) would be of benefit. An excellent publication record, with a strong research interest in human disease and aging is desired. The successful applicant will have an interactive and highly motivated personality, excellent English language skills, the ability to carry out research in an interdisciplinary and international environment and a strong desire to disseminate the results in conference talks and journal articles.

We look forward to receiving your online application including the following documents: a letter of motivation, a comprehensive CV and contact details for 3 references. An anticipated start date for this position is the beginning of 2019. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.
For further information, please visit our group's website Qestions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Hailey Gahlon, by email (no applications).

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