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Post-doctoral research position in virology/immunology



Spiez Laboratory and the Institute of Microbiology of the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV)
Closing Date
WorkplaceSpiez, Austrasse, Bern region, Switzerland
Duration3 years
Occupation rate80% - 100%
Job Startas soon as possible

The Spiez Laboratory and the Institute of Microbiology of the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) offer a postdoctoral fellow position in virology/immunology. In the frame of the international network VSV-EBOPLUS, Spiez Laboratory is participating in the evaluation of the immune response in volunteers receiving the Ebola-vaccine VSV-ZEBOV. To support our virology team in analyzing the sera of vaccine recipients, we are recruiting a postdoctoral fellow with previous experience in virology and/or immunology interested in working in a state-of-the art BSL-4 high containment laboratory.

Work place: Spiez Laboratory, Austrasse, 3700 Spiez


Activities will include analysis of vaccine sera, development of alternative methods for the measurement of vaccine-related immune responses, the participation in further research projects on highly pathogenic viruses as well as supporting the virology team in establishing diagnostic protocols and in tasks related to the maintenance of the BSL4 lab. We offer a stimulating environment enabling successful candidates to participate in the core tasks of Spiez Laboratory aiming at the identification and characterization of risk group 3 and 4 pathogens.


Applicants should preferentially have a Swiss or European university PhD degree in natural sciences, medicine or veterinary medicine and a background in virology or immunology. Previous experience in working with mammalian cell culture and viruses is mandatory. Experience in biosafety and working in BSL-3 laboratory are of advantage, but not strictly required. We are searching for a highly self-motivated, independent and committed candidate who would like to work closely in a dedicated team.

We offer

Postdoctoral fellow salary according to the guidelines of the Swiss National Science Foundation


Application: Please send us your electronic application as a single PDF file, until 31 August 2018 (Letter of intent, curriculum vitae, diplomas, and contact information of at least one reference) to the following e-mail: olivier.englerbabs.admin.ch. Recruitment will start from the 16 August and continue until the position is filled.

Contact: Federal Office for Civil Protection, Spiez Laboratory, Austrasse, 3700 Spiez, Dr. Olivier Engler, olivier.englerbabs.admin.ch , Tel: +41 58 468 15 39

Web https://www.labor-spiez.ch
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