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PhD Student Intracellular innate immunity

EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

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PhD Student Intracellular innate immunity

PhD Student Intracellular innate immunity

The Laboratory of Innate Immunology at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) invites application for a PhD Student Position on


“Intracellular innate immunity”

The ultimate goal of our research is to understand how the immune system detects and eliminates pathogens that are of danger to our organism. Central to this task is a repertoire of pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) that have evolved to detect to the presence of microorganism through the sensing of microbe-associated molecular patterns (MAMPs). In our current projects we aim to better characterize this most proximal event of pathogen-triggered innate immunity in more detail.

Applicants for the PhD position should hold a Master´s degree (or an equivalent degree) with a strong background in biological sciences, biochemistry or a related discipline.

We are looking for talented, creative and enthusiastic doctoral students with a strong passion for science and research. Laboratory work will be supplemented by seminars and participation at national and international conferences. The successful candidate will be enrolled with the EMDS PhD program of the Life Science Department of EPFL.

The EPFL is one of the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology. The main campus is located in Lausanne on the shores of Lake Geneva and at the foot of the Alps and as such offers a range of cultural and sporting activities.

Please send your application, letter of motivation (up to one page), CV and the names of 2 referees via email to Prof. Dr. Andrea Ablasser (andrea.ablasser@epfl.ch).

For further details candidates are encouraged to consult the following publications:
Ablasser A. et al., Nature 2013 Sep 29. doi: 10.1038/nature12640
Ablasser A. et al., Nature 2013 Jun 20;498(7454):380-4. doi: 10.1038/nature12306.
Ablasser A. et al., Nature Immunology. 2009; 10(10):1065-72.

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