A 4-year PhD student position funded by the Swiss Science Foundation is available in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Medicine at the University of Geneva Medical School (Switzerland).
The theme of our groups research is the regulation of protein synthesis in mammalian cells. Specifically we study the impact of promoter switches and TSS heterogeneity on the protein readout, and how this regulation is perturbed in human pathologies such as cancer. We employ state-of-the art technologies including polysomal and ribosomal profiling and 5’CAGE coupled to RNAseq. The project will also involve the use of a zebrafish model system.
The candidate must hold a Master’s degree in Biochemistry, or a related discipline, and have good English language skills. The successful candidate will be creative, ambitious, and highly motivated. He/she should have knowledge and some experimental experience in the domain of gene regulation in eukaryotes.
Interested applicants are encouraged to send their application documents (cover letter, CV, diploma, description of research experience and motivation, names of at least two academic references) as one pdf document per e-mail to Prof. Joseph Curran (email: Joseph.Curran@unige.ch). Start date: immediately or by agreement.