Post-Doctoral Scientist on Mechanisms of Arthritic Diseases

100%, Zurich, fixed-term

The Tissue Engineering + Biofabrication Lab, ETH Zürich, Switzerland is recruiting a postdoc with a strong curiosity about the joint disease (osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis) and the potential roles of endotoxemia and diet in its pathogenesis.

Project background

You will join a large European network interested in understanding the mechanisms of arthritic disease progression and developing interventional therapies. We offer a stimulating and multidisciplinary environment with excellent infrastructure. The ETH lab has several ongoing related projects and collaborations including studies on the role of endotoxin in osteoarthritis, biomaterials/drug delivery for OA treatment, well as image-based analysis of osteoarthritis progression.

Job description

The candidate is expected to design and execute in vitro and in vivo models of arthritis and contribute to the development of interventional therapies.

Your profile

You have a PhD in immunology, microbiology, developmental biology or related fields. Previous experience with rodent models of arthritis is beneficial, but not required. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are required. The successful candidate is encouraged to build their independent research program and apply for independent funding. 

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We offer

We offer you a stimulating, collaborative, cross-disciplinary environment in a world-class research institution. ETH Zürich is an outstanding employer with excellent compensation and benefits, with ample opportunities for career development and mentoring. We encourage experimentation and creativity by actively promoting the learning of new technologies and approaches on the job.

Working, teaching and research at ETH Zurich

We value diversity

In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

Curious? So are we.

Curious? We look forward to receiving your application!

Your online application includes the following documents:

  • CV and publication list
  • Description of research interests
  • Name and contact information of 3-4 references

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Further information about our Institute and Laboratory can be found at https://biomech.ethz.ch and https://biofabrication.ethz.ch. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Marcy Zenobi-Wong, email: marcy.zenobi@hest.ethz.ch (no applications).

About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

Curious? So are we.

Curious? We look forward to receiving your application!

Your online application includes the following documents:

  • CV and publication list
  • Description of research interests
  • Name and contact information of 3-4 references

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Further information about our Institute and Laboratory can be found at https://biomech.ethz.ch and https://biofabrication.ethz.ch. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Marcy Zenobi-Wong, email: marcy.zenobi@hest.ethz.ch (no applications).

About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.