Postdoctoral Fellow

Your tasks

The Postdoctoral Fellow will work on a highly competitive project of utmost topicality in a well-established research team. A particular focus will be the evaluation and investigation of radiolabeled small molecules for PET imaging of SARS-CoV-2 disease-relevant targets that enable a better understanding of the conditions that make people susceptible for a COVID-19 and/or sensitive for severe progression. An important task will be the establishment of relevant in vitro test assays and in vivo models to investigate specific and selective targeting features of the novel radioligands. The radioligands will also be assessed for their potential as imaging tools in view of a clinical translation.

Your profile

The successful candidate has completed a PhD thesis in Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Life Sciences, Medicine or an equivalent field. We seek a talented and ambitious researcher who is motivated to work on this project. Fluent English in spoken and written language is mandatory. The successful candidate has experience in preclinical research and is interested in learning new techniques and approaches in an interdisciplinary research field.

We offer

Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure.

Your employment contract is limited to 2 years.

For further information, please contact PD Dr Cristina Müller, phone +41 56 310 44 54.

Please submit your application online by 30 November 2020 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 2211-00).

Paul Scherrer Institut Human Resources Management, Silja Giacomini-Diebold, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland