Postdoctoral position in physiology, immuno-metabolism and microbiota, combined with bioinformatics
Two exciting postdoctoral positions are available at the Medical Faculty, University of Geneva. University of Geneva offers a world leading, highly stimulatory intellectual environment for cutting-edge metabolic research, and a very competitive salary. The main interests of our lab are the causes and molecular mechanisms underlying metabolic diseases, primarily obesity and insulin resistance, and in particular the roles of the adipose tissue, the gut, the immune system and the microbiota in regulation of metabolism (please see our recent publications Cell. 2015 Dec 3;163(6):1360-74.; Cell Metab. 2018 Dec 4;28(6):907-921.e7.; Nat Med. 2015 Dec;21(12):1497-1501.; Cell Metab. 2016 Sep 13;24(3):434-446.); Nature. 2016 Jun 9;534(7606):185-7.; Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2018 Dec;55:67-73).
Projects use state-of-art technologies and in vivo research models in combination with bioinformatics analysis, generally aiming at developing strategies for treatment of dyslipidemia, diabetes and obesity.
We are looking for two highly motivated candidates to lead new ERC funded projects using mice as working model, combined with human and microbiota data analysis. The project will be supervised by Prof. Mirko Trajkovski and co-advised by Prof. Evgeny Zdobnov for the bioinformatics part, thus offering a unique opportunity for learning and combining expertise from two very exciting fields of research in a stimulating research environment. Candidates with expertise in immunology and/or physiology from leading labs; or scientists with a background in bioinformatics, including programming skills and interest for understanding of molecular biology and metabolism, are encouraged to apply. For the later, a Diploma or MSc degree in Bioinformatics or Biology, and practical experience in the Unix environment are a plus.
Geneva offers an outstanding environment for study and research in a beautiful natural setting. Successful candidates will work in an ambitious, multidisciplinary translational research group led by Mirko Trajkovski, and will include national and international collaborations.
How to apply
Please send a cover letter stating your previous research experience, CV and contact information for three references as a single file to: Mirko.Trajkovski@unige.ch