The Merkler laboratory is affiliated with the Department of Pathology and Immunology and the Division of Clinical Pathology at the University and University Hospital of Geneva Switzerland. Our research is focused on infectious and inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system (e.g. multiple sclerosis) with all their aspects.
Selected recent publications:
Page, N. et al. Immunity 48, 937-950 e938,(2018)
Di Liberto, G. et al. Cell 175, 458-471 e419, (2018)
Steinbach, K. et al. Journal of Experimental Medicine 213, 1571-1587, (2016)
In the proposed project the candidate (we are interested in applicants with a background in high-throughput data analysis) will combine in vivo phenotyping with high-throughput next generation sequencing techniques, molecular biology, biochemistry and high-resolution microscopy to unravel molecular and cellular events underpinning neuronal alterations and degenerations in neuroinflammation. Moreover, this translational project aims to confirm molecular findings obtained in the experimental system on human samples from inflammatory brain diseases.
The successful candidate will hold a master’s degree in immunology or biochemistry, or related fields and will have a strong interest for autoimmune and infectious diseases. The ideal candidate should have a strong interest in immunology and should have experience in related methods such as flow cytometry. In addition, interest in high-throughput data analysis (epigenetics, transcriptomics) including a flair for programming would be considered as a plus. Upon an initial training period, the successful applicant is expected to take a leading role in an ambitious research project in which he/she is expected to reach a high degree of independence in performing research experiments (including small rodents handling, dissection and histological processing).
The University of Geneva (UNIGE) offers internationally competitive salaries. Geneva is an international city occupying a privileged geographical situation with its beautiful lake and the close-by Alps. State-of-the-art laboratories and equipment are provided.
Contact and Address
If you are interested in this position, please send your application to doron.merklerunige.ch .
Application should include:
Curriculum Vitae including your scientific interests, publications and scientific achievements