Postdoc in BioMedical Research

Postdoc in BioMedical Research

University of Bern - Cardiovascular Research

Bern, Switzerland

The Cardiovascular Research Group at the Department for BioMedical Research, University of Bern, Switzerland, has an open position for a

Postdoc in Biomedical Research

We offer a postdoctoral position to work on a research project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The project is entitled "Endothelial cell protection in ischemia/reperfusion injury: Investigation into the roles of the glycocalyx and the plasma cascade systems”.

The candidate should have a strong interest and preferably also experience in innate immunity, the plasma cascade systems (complement, coagulation, fibrinolysis), and endothelial cell biology. The project consists mainly of in vitro work with endothelial cells grown in round-shaped micro-fluidic channels under near-physiological, pulsatile flow. We want to investigate plasma protein binding to the endothelial glycocalyx under different flow conditions and on endothelial cells from different anatomical locations.

Candidates should have recently obtained a PhD in a relevant field (e.g. immunology, biomedical sciences, biochemistry, or related fields). Also candidates with a background in biomedical engineering and experience with microfluidic techniques are welcome to apply. Expertise in confocal microscopy, endothelial cell biology and innate immunity / immunology is a plus. Excellent knowledge of English is required, German is a plus. The position is available immediately and will be for 3-4 years.

The salary will be according to guidelines of the SNSF and University of Bern, ~85-95’000 CHF/year.

Information about the Cardiovascular Research Group, Department for BioMedical Research, can be found on

For additional information about the research project and the position please contact:

Prof. Robert Rieben, PhD
Department for BioMedical Research
Murtenstrasse 50, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
Tel: +41 31 632 96 69

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Postdoc in BioMedical Research