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Scientist Position – Mouse Developmental Biology

Posted by , on 2 April 2021

Location: Basel, Switzerland

Closing Date: 30 April 2021

The Computational Biology (CoBi) Group (Prof Dagmar Iber, WebsiteTwitter) at D-BSSE, ETH Zurich is recruiting an Experimental Biologist with experience in mouse developmental biology and state-of-the-art imaging techniques to join our small wet lab (2 PhD students, 1 technician, 1 student helper), which complements the computational efforts in the group. The position is available immediately, and funding is available for up to 6 years.

Project background

The group focuses on image-based modelling and simulation of mouse organogenesis. We use transgenic mouse lines with fluorescent tissue markers to image developing embryonic mouse organs in 2D and 3D cultures with a view to understand the developmental principles that control the growth and differentiation processes. A state-of-the art imaging centre with access to confocal microscopy and light-sheet microscopy, a single cell facility, and a quantitative genomics facility are available in-house.

Job description

The position will be focused on comparing lung and kidney organoids with embryonic development to define the underlying self-organising principles.

Your profile

The ideal candidate has experience with mouse organ cultures, organoids, stem-cell based tissue engineering approaches, and imaging techniques. Applicants should be enthusiastic to do research at the interphase of developmental and computational biology. The position provides an opportunity to learn about image analysis, bioinformatics, and mathematical modelling; prior knowledge in these fields is not required.

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

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We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • Letter of motivation
  • CV & transcripts
  • Contact details of at least two references

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Further information about the group can be found on our website Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof Dagmar Iber, (no applications).

Closing Date: 30 April 2021

Scientific fields: Early embryogenesis, Morphogenesis, Organogenesis, Patterning

Model systems: Mouse, Human

Duration: Fixed term

Minimum qualifications: Master degree

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