University Hospital Geneva
The Hematology Service of the Geneva University Hospital offers a three-year post-doctoral research position. Founded in 1559 by Jean Calvin, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is dedicated to thinking, teaching, dialogue and research. With 16’000 students of more than 140 different nationalities, it is Switzerland’s second largest university. She enjoys a strong international reputation, both for the quality of its research (it ranks among the top institutions among the League of European Research Universities) and the excellence of its education.
As a prerequisite for the position the candidate should have a PhD degree and a solid knowledge of cell culture, flow cytometry, and animal handling, and if possible, also of molecular biology techniques.
The aim of the present project is to study in detail the role of adhesion molecules in the differentiation and migration of normal B cells and in the oncogenesis of B cell lymphoproliferative syndromes. A NOD/SCID mouse model has to established and used for the study of B cell migration and for the analysis of adhesion molecule/ligand interactions. Ultimately, therapeutic agents have to be developed to interfere with B cell homing and to inihibt B cell lymphoma development.
Salary: approx. 55000 Euro/year
Open from: 1. January 2015
Type of employment: Full Time