Open positions

PhD position in Synthetic Biology of mRNA

The ETH Zurich Bioprocess Laboratory (Prof. Panke), an international (currently 9 different nationalities) and interdisciplinary (microfluidics, genetic and enzyme engineering, bioprocesses) group located at the Basel campus of ETH Zurich and part of the recently founded Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D‐BSSE) (

You will be responsible for our part in the recently approved Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Open project NEWmRNA, which we will conduct over the next 4 years with our partners in Zurich, Konstanz, Leuven, Luxemburg, and Paris. The overall goal is to engineer new ways on how to produce novel mRNA molecules for applications in vaccination, medical treatment and agriculture.

If you are an enthusiastic and responsible student with a background (MSc or equivalent) in applied microbiology, molecular bio(techno)logy, or chemical biology, and if you are looking for an opportunity to help shaping the future of how we treat diseases, vaccinate people, or save crops, then we are looking for you. The project starts on March 1st, 2021.

Level of study: Doctoral studies
Country: Switzerland
Research Area: applied microbiology, molecular biology, chemical biology, biotechnolgy
Deadline: asap
Contact person: Bianca-Cristina Cristescu
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PhD positions at Vienna Biocenter

The Vienna BioCenter is one of Europe’s biggest life sciences hubs with over 1,800 employees from 81 different countries. Its research institutes and biotech companies are among the world leaders in their fields (

Research areas:

Computational Biology, Genomes and Evolution
Disease Mechanisms, Immunology, Pathogens
Gene Regulation, RNA, Epigenetics
Stem Cells, Development, Regeneration
Cell and Chromosome Biology
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structure

Salaries at the Vienna BioCenter are amongst the best in Europe. Within the salary health insurance, pension insurance, accident insurance and unemployment insurance are included. The semester tuition fee is also reimbursed by each research institute.

Level of study: Doctoral studies
Country: Austria
Research Area: bioscience
Deadline: 15.04.2021
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Postdoctoral positions, Serban Lab, University of Montana

Several postdoctoral positions are available at University of Montana in the laboratory of Prof. Monica Serban, in a project focused on prevention of cochlear damage. Links for applications are included below.  Also, talented students with excepetional qualifications who wish to pursue MS or PhD degree studies are encouraged to contact Prof. Șerban. (Drug Delivery position) (Tissue Engineering position)

More information about Prof. Monica Serban’s research group can be found here. Contact details:

Level of study: Postdoctoral
Country: USA
Research Area: Biomaterials
Deadline: anytime