EPFL School of Life Sciences (SV)

Postdoctoral Fellow

Biochemistry of Innate Immunity, EPFL

Lausanne, Switzerland

The Laboratory of Innate Immunology headed by Andrea Ablasser at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) invites application for a Postdoc Position on

Intracellular innate immunity

DNA is highly immunogenic. Microbial DNA serves as a key pathogen-associated molecular pattern detected by the host innate immune system. Likewise, host DNA can also trigger potent innate immune response that on the one hand supports antitumor immunity, but on the other hand also fuels deleterious inflammatory or autoimmune reactions. Our research aims to describe at the molecular level the mechanisms underlying the regulation of innate DNA sensing mechanisms with the ultimate goal to define new strategies for therapeutic interventions into inflammatory diseases.

Applicants for the Postdoc position should hold a Ph.D. in life sciences with a background in biological sciences, (bio)chemistry or a related discipline and should have a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals. We are looking for talented, creative and enthusiastic candidates passionate for science and research.

Our laboratory is a highly collaborative environment that values rigorous research. It is located at the main campus of EPFL, one of the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology, on the shores of Lake Geneva and at the foot of the Alps. 

Further details can be found on our website at ablasserlab@epfl.ch. Candidates are also encouraged to consult recent publications of the laboratory:

Ablasser and Chen, Science 2019

Haag et al., Nature 2018

Glück et al., Nature Cell Biology 2017

Gulen et al., Nature communications 2017 


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Postdoctoral Fellow