Postdoctoral Scientist Position in Liver Immunology

Postdoctoral Scientist Position in Liver Immunology


A Postdoc position is available in the Liver Immunology research group at the Department of Biomedicine of the University Hospital Basel, Switzerland. The Liver Immunology research group is a young team working in close collaborations with clinicians and scientists at the University Hospitals in Basel, Liestal, Bern and Oxford. Please refer to these links to find our recent publications:

Your position

Liver diseases represent a rapidly increasing health-risk worldwide. Most liver diseases are
characterized by an inflammatory response in the liver, leading to progressive fibrosis that can result in liver cirrhosis, loss of liver function or development of hepatocellular carcinoma. We are investigating the role of Mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells in the pathophysiology of liver diseases. Our interest in this context is the interplay between the gut and the liver, referred to as the immunological gut-liver axis.

The selected candidate will investigate the gut microbiome, as well as immune cells present in the human liver and gut, and will apply various cellular and molecular approaches in order to find disease-specific changes and identify potential drivers of liver fibrogenesis. The goal of the study is to increase the knowledge on the pathophysiology of liver diseases and to elucidate novel targets for potential therapies.

Your profile

  • Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree
  • Background in T cell immunology, cell biology and biochemistry
  • Knowledge in multicolor flow cytometry and immunological cell culture methods, as well as knowledge in bioinformatics/microbiome analysis will be of advantage
  • High degree of motivation in academic research and enthusiasm for clinical questions
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player, together with scientific and clinical collaborators

We offer you

  • Postdoctoral position with the salary set according to the guidelines of the Swiss National Science Foundation /Department of Biomedicine
  • The starting date is negotiable
  • The research group will be supporting you in every aspect of your scientific work
  • The study is embedded within the program of translational research bridging basic immunology and clinical science, with numerous collaborators in Switzerland and internationally.
  • Immunology is a focus area of the University of Basel, which is fostering interactions between member laboratories belonging to the UBICO (University of Basel Immunology Community).
  • The Department of Biomedicine is a very active scientific environment providing unique tools, modern equipment, and state-of-the art facilities
  • Basel is an international city and represents an important life sciences hub in Europe.

Application / Contact

Please send your application, including application letter, a statement of research interests, CV including the list of publications, diplomas and contact information of three referees, to:

Applicants will only be contacted if they are positively evaluated for the interview phase.

PD Dr. Magdalena Filipowicz Sinnreich

Laboratory of Liver Immunology

Department of Biomedicine

University and University Hospital Basel

Hebelstrasse 20, 4031 Basel

University of Basel

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Location: Switzerland, Basel
Categories: Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, cell and systems biology, Cell Biology, Immunology, PhD, Postdoc, Scientist,


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