PhD student in immunology / immunopathology

University of Bern
February 14, 2023
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PhD student in immunology / immunopathology

The Institute of Pathology is an institution of the University of Bern with three major tasks: teaching, research and diagnostic service. In total, there are around 190 employees at the Institute.

The research group of PD Dr. Stefan Freigang of the Division of Experimental Pathology is seeking a PhD student in immunology / immunopathology.

Job description

Starting as soon as possible or by agreement, a PhD student position in the field of cardiovascular immunobiology is available in the group of PD Dr. Stefan Freigang at the Institute of Pathology, University of Bern, Switzerland. Our research focuses on the immune recognition of lipids in inflammation and immunopathology, particularly on cross-talk mechanisms linking lipid metabolism and vascular inflammation. This PhD project aims to investigate the lipid-signaling and pathogenic metabolic reprogramming of immune cells in the context of atherosclerosis.

The position is funded for three years.


We are looking for an ambitious, enthusiastic, and highly motivated candidate with an academic degree in life sciences or biomedical sciences acceptable for matriculation at a Swiss University (Bologna compatible). The candidate should be proactive, have good communication skills and possess an aptitude to work in a team as well as independently. Good knowledge of English is expected; German is helpful, but not necessary. The ideal candidate has a strong background in cellular and molecular biology and is familiar with common immunology techniques. Prior experience with in vivo animal experimentation and murine models of disease is an advantage. Only applicants with outstanding CVs and references can be considered for this position.

Our offer

Our group offers a well-funded project in a young and dynamic environment. The Institute of Pathology provides an attractive setting to perform cutting-edge basic research in combination with facilitated access to human specimens and clinical data. Bern, the capital of Switzerland, is located near the Swiss Alps and well connected to many European cities (Zurich, Milan, Paris, Munich). The student will be enrolled in the Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences of the University of Bern (www. Salary will be according to the guidelines of the Swiss National Science Foundation (www.


Review of applications begins in January 2023, and applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. Please send your CV including, a motivational letter with statement of your research interests, transcripts of University Diplomas with grades and two references as a single PDF-document to Mrs. Cornelia Mileto ([email protected]).

For further information, please contact Mrs. Cornelia Mileto ([email protected]).


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