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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Virology - Switzerland

Postdoc Position in Hepatitis C Virology and Immunology
Laboratory for Molecular Hepatology at the University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland

Our lab is interested in Hepatitis C Virology and Immunology with a focus on factors that influence disease outcome and treatment success, as well as in the mechanisms of liver injury and fibrosis.

The aim of the project is to study human genetic factors that influence the outcome of HCV infection and treatment, in conjunction with viral evolution to adapt to these host genetic factors. Candidate genes and adaptive viral mutations identified in a large patient cohort will be further studied in vitro in the HCV replicon model.

We are looking for a PhD with good skills in Molecular Biology and Immunology. Experience especially with some of the following techniques would be an advantage: Work with DNA, RNA, PCR, cloning, real-time PCR, sequencing, tissue culture, HCV replicon, si-RNA knockdown, transfection, flow cytometry. The candidate should be able to work independently, and should be fluent in German and English. An MD or PhD student with experience in the above mentioned techniques may also be considered.

Salary will be paid according to Swiss National Science Foundation guidelines. The position is open as of now. To apply, please send your application letter including CV, publication record, and the email addresses and phone numbers of 2-3 references to

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Dr. med. Thomas Kuntzen
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
University Hospital Zürich
Rämistrasse 100
8091 Zürich