The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is the largest research centre for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform cutting-edge research in the fields of matter and materials, energy and environment and human health. By performing fundamental and applied research, we work on sustainable solutions for major challenges facing society, science and economy. PSI is committed to the training of future generations. Therefore about one quarter of our staff are post-docs, post-graduates or apprentices. Altogether PSI employs 1900 people.
For the Laboratory at Biomolecular Research in the Biology and Chemistry division we are looking for a
Trafficking and signaling of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs)
You will generate 400 mutant forms of beta-arrestin-2 and screen their binding towards different forms of the beta2-adrenergic receptor. For these purpose you have to develop an appropriate screening assay. Finally, the best mutants should be used for drug screening. You will participate in the PhD program of the ETH Zürich (with Prof. Dr Gebhard Schertler as supervisor). This is a CTI founded project and we work in close collaboration with InterAx Biotech.
- Master in life sciences
- Experience in cell culture and microscopy
- Good communication skills in English
Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure.
For further information please contact Dr Philipp Berger, phone +41 56 310 47 28.
Please submit your application online including addresses of referees for the position as a PhD Student (index no. 2312-00).
Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Stefanie Whale, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland