Postdoc in Neuroimmunology Research – University of Geneva (UNIGE)

Posted 6 months ago

The Merkler laboratory is affiliated with the Department of Pathology and Immunology and the Department of Clinical Pathology at the University and University Hospital of Geneva Switzerland. Our research is focused on immunological processes during infectious and autoimmune diseases of the central nervous system. In the proposed project the candidate will combine in vivo phenotyping and functional assays with bioinformatical approaches, molecular biology, biochemistry, and high-resolution imaging to unravel molecular and cellular events during neuroinflammation.


The ideal candidate holds a PhD in immunology, biochemistry, or related fields and has a strong interest in autoimmune and infectious diseases, with a background in neuroimmunology. She/he should have experience in the methodology used for immunological research (e.g. flow cytometry, in vitro and in vivo cell assays, knowledge in transcriptomic and epigenetic analysis (RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq, ATAC-Seq, etc.), and in vitro and in vivo model systems. Additionally, knowledge and/or interest in histology and computational image analysis would be considered as a plus. Upon an initial introduction period to the lab-related methodologies, the successful applicant is expected to take a leading role in the ambitious research project in which she/he is expected to work and develop in a collaborative manner embedded in a team, show a high capacity to accurately plan, perform and analyze research experiments and should show communication and writing skills in order to present results to the scientific community.

Research environment:

The University of Geneva (UNIGE) offers internationally competitive salaries. Geneva is an international city occupying a privileged geographical situation with its beautiful lake and the close-by Alps. State-of-the-art laboratories and equipment are provided.

Selected recent publications:

Vincenti, I et al. Science Translational Medicine (2022) Page, N. et al. Nat. Communication (2021)

Steinbach, K. et al. Science Translational Medicine (2019) Page, N. et al. Immunity (2018)

Di Liberto, G. et al. Cell (2018)

To apply:

If you are interested in this position, please send your application to The application should include:

• a cover letter

• a Curriculum Vitae including your scientific interests, publications, and scientific achievements

• Certificates of the degrees you obtained already

• Contact information for 2-3 references

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