PhD Position in Leukemic Stem Cells and Metabolism

University of Bern Department for BioMedical Research


PhD Position in Leukemic Stem Cells and Metabolism

A PhD position is available in the laboratory of "Stem Cells, Leukemia, Aging and Metabolism" at the University Clinic of Hematology, Inselspital Bern, Department for BioMedical Research (DBMR), University of Bern, Switzerland. We are looking for a highly motivated and creative scientist with a master's or MD 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 employment starting date is 01.03.2021 (or negotiable).

Your profile
The applicant should have a master's/diploma or MD degree. The potential candidate must be experienced in working with transgenic mouse models, and multicolor flow cytometry. Expertise in working with stem cell cultures, CRISPR/Cas9 gene manipulation techniques, and willingness to work with the primary patient samples are 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 for BioMedical Research (DBMR) at the University of Bern and Inselspital Bern provides a stimulating environment and offers all the possibilities to be highly productive. Doctoral thesis is associated with an excellent qualification program. The PhD student will be enrolled in the interfaculty Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Bern ( The position is limited to 3 years with a possibility for one year extension. The salary will be according to the guidelines of the University of Bern.
Application / Contact
To apply for this position please submit your application in a single PDF file including 1-page cover letter specifying your research experience, interests and why you are interested in joining our lab, CV, summary of master thesis (max. one page), copies of master's/diploma degree or MD degree, desired start date, 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, Leukemia, Aging and Metabolism (SLAM) laboratory
University Clinic of Hematology
Department for BioMedical Research (DBMR)
Inselspital Bern, University of Bern
Murtenstrasse 40, 3008, Bern, Switzerland

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