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Biotransfo Postdoc project - Mycology Research Group

Workplace1260 Nyon, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland
Job Start1 Feb. 2024, or to be agreed

Agroscope is looking for a:

Biotransfo Postdoc project - Mycology Research Group

The Mycology Research Group develops innovative lines of research with the aim of sustainably controlling the epidemic expansion of fungal diseases. This includes (i) carrying out epidemiological studies, (ii) creating new biosourced fungicides, (iii) developing forecasting models and (iv) harnessing fungi in biodegradation and mycoremediation processes.

About us

Agroscope is the Swiss federal centre of excellence for research in the agriculture and food sector. Its researchers carry out their work at various sites in Switzerland. Headquartered in Bern-Liebefeld (from 2025: Posieux, Canton of Fribourg), Agroscope is attached to the Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research EAER.


  • Biotransformation of selected natural products (using mixtures of enzymes or living organisms)
  • Monitoring reactions by UHPLC-PDA-HRMS
  • Isolating and elucidating the structure of compounds generated by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and high-resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS)
  • Managing the library of compounds generated for bioassay with the project partners


  • PhD in Natural Products Chemistry, Enzyme Catalysis or Organic Synthesis, with substantial experience in structure isolation and elucidation
  • Mastery of bioinformatics tools for database management is an advantage
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment (two specific laboratories on two geographic sites, Cantons of Vaud and Geneva)
  • Rigorous and methodical with data management. Ability to work independently, keen sense of innovation
  • Knowledge of two official Swiss languages. Knowledge of English.

We offer

We offer you a varied job in an interesting field of work as well as thorough training. A modern research infrastructure, flexible working hours, good employee benefits and a staff restaurant are other perks of this post.

Contact and Address

If this challenge appeals to you and you meet the requirements profile, please send your online application to us at www.stelle.admin.ch, Ref. no. 7892.

For further information, please contact Katia Gindro, Head of the ’Mycology’ Research Group: katia.gindroagroscope.admin.ch (please do not send any applications to this email address).

Start date: 1 Feb. 2024, or to be agreed. The post is for a fixed term of 12 months, with the possibility of extension.

The Federal Administration is attentive to the different needs and backgrounds of its employees and promotes diversity. Equal treatment is a top priority.


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