Postdoc in Cancer Immunology

Job Details
Closing Date: 2020-02-18
Institution: University of Zürich
Keyword Names: Academic/Research, Postdoctoral, Cancer/Oncology
Line 1: University of Zürich
City: Zürich
Country: Switzerland

Job Description

Postdoc in Cancer Immunology

Institute of Experimental Immunology, University of Zürich, Switzerland

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral candidate to join our group in Cancer Immunology. The Chahwan group studies the role of genome editing in tumour immunity and cancer development. Our work involves identifying the molecular mechanisms of tumorigenesis and the involvement of the immune system in this process.

For recent examples of our work, please see Sheppard et al Sci Rep 2019; Wei et al PNAS 2015; Chahwan/Schaetzlein et al PNAS 2013; Chahwan et al JEM 2012.

The successful applicant will be conducting this work in a vibrant and enthusiastic research environment at the Institute of Experimental Immunology – University of Zurich. 

We offer the unique opportunity to work at the Institute of Experimental Immunology  in Zurich which is consistently ranked among the best places in the world for immunological studies (#17 of the Best Global Institutes in Immunology and #3 in Europe according to the US News Education ranking 2020). The link to cancer is further strengthened by collaborative interactions with the Zurich University Hospital (USZ), the University of Zurich (UZH) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH). The institute also offers many core facilities as well as a highly dynamic and international working environment.

Eligible candidates should hold a PhD or an MD/PhD in immunology and be fluent in spoken and written English.

The ideal postdoctoral candidate will have experience in molecular/cellular immunology, cancer biology, and/or a related science; as well as first author publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals commensurate with research experience. A high level of technical competence and considerable experience in tissue culture techniques and in vivo mice procedures, and experience in standard molecular and immunological techniques are also important. Prior experience in the cancer immunity fields would be especially desirable, though not an absolute requirement.

Applicants should send a cover letter, including a brief statement of research experience and interests (max 2 pages), their curriculum vitae and publication list, as well as the names and contact information of three references.

Please send your application to: Prof Dr Richard Chahwan (