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PhD Position in Structural and Cellular Biology

The Biozentrum of the University of Basel is one of the leading life sciences institutes in the world. It consists of 32 groups and 500 employees that research how molecules and cells create life, spanning the scale from atom to organism. Founded in 1971, the Biozentrum has been the birthplace of many fundamental discoveries in biology and medicine, spawning several Nobel Laureates.

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated PhD student for a collaborative project between the labs of Michael N. Hall and Timm Maier focused on mechanistic studies of mTOR signalling and metabolic regulation. We combine structural biology research, primarily based on cryo electron microscopy, with cellular approaches of analysing and perturbing growth regulation.

For an overview of recent research in our teams, see Maier Lab and Hall Lab research overviews. For more information, visit @MaierLab on Twitter

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Candidates should have a recent Master degree in Biology or related fields and must be proficient in written and spoken English. Hands-on research experience in molecular, cellular or structural biology at a state-of-the-art level is required. Knowledge in scripting or programming in a Linux environment or prior experience in mammalian cell culture are valuable assets. Applicants can be of any nationality, but must not have resided for more than 12 months prior to starting the position in Switzerland. Latest starting date for this position is May 2020.

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The Maier and Hall Labs provide an outstanding environment for interdisciplinary and collaborative research. Excellent core facilities at Biozentrum offer access to a wide range of experimental techniques for modern biology. In-depth training and local access to high-end instruments and computing facilities for cryo electron microscopy is offered. We are dedicated to excellence in research & education and provide outstanding training and career development support for PhD students.

Basel is an international city with people from 150 nations. Located on the border where three countries meet - Switzerland, Germany, France - it is Europe’s most important life sciences hub. Basel provides a high standard of living and a rich and varied cultural atmosphere.

Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis. Informal inquiries via e-mail to timm.maier(at)unibasto make life hard for spam are welcome.