MD-PhD or PhD student

University of Bern

Switzerland

February 14, 2022

Description

MD-PhD or PhD student

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The Institute for Infectious Diseases performs tasks in teaching and research as well as in diagnostic microbiology in the fields of virology, bacteriology, mycology, parasitology and serological infection clarification. It is the only university institute in Switzerland that combines all microbiological specialties in the field of clinical microbiology under one roof. In the framework of the newly founded Multidisciplinary Center for Infectious Diseases we are offering a MD-PhD or PhD student position.

Project: Confronting the rising epidemic of the zoonotic tick-borne encephalitis virus Causative treatment options for tick-borne-encephalitis (TBE), a severe neurological disease, associated with mortality and long-lasting consequences are lacking. We hypothesize that the diseases severity is determined by the ability of the TBE virus to replicate in different cells types of the CNS and to induce a detrimental host-driven immune reaction. In the project we will use complementary approaches including rodent brain organotypic cultures complemented with an experimental model of TBE in rats. The efficient screening and validation of potential antiviral molecules represents an additional objective of the project that will be performed in close collaboration with the group of PD. Marco Alves, Institute of Virology and Immunology in Bern, involving one Ph.D student at each site. Technologies involved during the project: organotypic cultures, experimental rodent model of viral encephalitis, microbiology, histology, transcriptomics, immunofluorescence, inflammatory parameter determination.

Skills:

The applicant must hold a master degree in cell biology, neurology, medicine or microbiology from a Swiss University (or equivalent), have a high motivation to succeed in science and be willing to acquire expertise in experimental models of infectious disease, central nervous system damage, immune system and inflammation. For this project, the candidate must provide an outstanding ability to work in collaborative environment involving different laboratory and partners. Further, it is mandatory for the candidate to be able to comply with strict laboratory procedures at a biosafety level 3. Previous experience with animal experimentation in rodents, including FELASA license or equivalent is an asset.

We offer:

The Institute for Infectious Diseases, University of Bern provides an international working atmosphere with regular seminars in English language and offers modern laboratory equipment and a multidisciplinary setting. The candidate will be trained to work with rodents and pathogenic microorganisms. Results of research will be presented by the PhD student at international meetings. The student will be enrolled in the Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences of the University of Bern (www. gcb.unibe.ch). Salary will be according to the guidelines of the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Information about the application:

Starting date:

Immediately or according to agreement

Duration:

3 years

Applications: Motivated applicants are encouraged to send their CV, copies of grades, diplomas and letters of references as digital files (preferred format is .pdf) until January 07th 2022 exclusively to: hr-ifik@ifik.unibe.ch

For more details: www. ifik.unibe.ch https: // www. ifik.unibe.ch/forschung/neuroinfectionlabstephenleibdennisgrandgirard/indexger.html https: // www. mcid.unibe.ch/

Contact: Institute for Infectious Diseases, University of Bern, CH-3001 Bern denis.grandgirard@ifik.unibe.ch stephen.leib@ifik.unibe.ch Phone: +41 31 632 78 63

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