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Postdoc in Stem Cells, Neurodegeneration and neuronal development

Addex Pharma SA

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Postdoc in Stem Cells, Neurodegeneration and neuronal development

Postdoc in Stem Cells, Neurodegeneration and neuronal development

Organization:  University of Geneva, group of Prof. Karl-Heinz Krause
Location:Geneva, Switzerland
A two-year position is available for a highly motivated candidate to join our group for Stem Cells and Redox biology at the University of Geneva, as of May 1st 2016 or as soon as possible. The position will concentrate on pharmacological modulation of BDNF signaling in models of neuronal development and neurodegeneration including stem-cell-based models of Huntington’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. This selected candidate will work in close collaboration with the Swiss biotech Addex (http://www.addextherapeutics.com/).

Required qualifications
•    MSc in human biology, pharmacy, medicine or other equivalent degree
•    PhD degree in a relevant scientific area
•    Experience in neuroscience research
•    Fluency in English and excellent communication skills
•    Ability to work independently
Preferred qualifications
•    Interest in neurodegenerative diseases
•    Interest in BDNF signalling
•    Experience with ES and iPS cells
•    Experience with neural differentiation
•    In depth knowledge of cell culture and functional cell culture assays
•    Hands-on experience with advanced molecular biology techniques
•    Knowledge of molecular pharmacology
For more information about our group, please visit our website:
Interested applicant should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of references to:
Dr Vincent Jaquet: vincent.jaquet(at)unige.ch
Dr Robert Lutjens: robert.lutjens(at)addexpharma.com

Application deadline: April 30th, 2016