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Scientist/Post-doctoral Associate position in leukemic stem cells and metabolism is available at the University of Bern, Switzerland

Posted by , on 16 March 2020

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

Scientist/Post-doctoral Associate position (100%) is available in the laboratory of ‘’Stem Cells and Leukemia’’ at the University Clinic of Hematology & Central Hematology, Department of Biomedical Research (DBMR), Inselspital Bern, Switzerland. We are looking for a highly motivated and creative scientist with a PhD or MD/PhD degree to contribute to research projects aiming to explore leukemic stem cell dependencies and vulnerabilities using transgenic mouse models of myeloid malignancies and primary patient samples from leukemia patients. The project is supported by Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). The employment starting date is 01.05.2020 (or negotiable).


Your profile

The potential candidate must be experienced in working with transgenic mouse models, primary patient samples and multicolor flow cytometry. Expertise in working with blood stem cells, and a strong background in cancer biology and/or metabolism is preferred. Demonstrated competence to independently conduct experiments and analyses, and willingness to collaborate internally and externally is mandatory. Applicant should have an excellent command of spoken and written English.


We offer you

The post-holder will be supported by a well-funded interdisciplinary research project in a young and dynamic environment. Our team works closely with clinicians and pharma industries in Switzerland and abroad. Department of Biomedical Research (DBMR) at the University of Bern and Inselspital Bern provides a stimulating environment and offers all the possibilities to be creative and highly productive. The position is limited to 3 years with a possibility of extension. The salary will be according to the guidelines of the SNSF.


Application / Contact

To apply for this position please submit your application in a single Pdf file including 1-page motivation letter specifying your research experience and interests, desired start date, CV, copies of PhD or MD/PhD degree, list of publications, and the names and contact details of 2-3 referees to: :


For further inquiries please contact:

Dr. Tata Nageswara Rao, PhD
Group leader
Stem Cells and Leukemia laboratory
University Clinic of Hematology
Department of Biomedical Research (DBMR)
Inselspital Bern, University of Bern
Murtenstrasse 40, 3008, Bern, Switzerland

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