PhD Position in Molecular Virology

University of Bern Division of Neurological Sciences

PhD position in molecular Virology

At the Division of Neurological Sciences, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern a PhD student position is available.


Our SNF-funded research project focuses on gaining a fundamental understanding of the Paramyxovirus cell-entry process and the development of next-generation multidomains neutralizing antibodies.


• We are looking for an ambitious and highly motivated PhD student to join our research group.
• The position requires a master degree in Life Science or related disciplines. Candidates with experiences in molecular biology, biochemistry and virology will be preferred.

We offer

• Pleasant and stimulating working environment in a young and motivated team
• Interdisciplinary collaboration with recognized institutions
• Opportunity for publication in high-ranking scientific journals
• Possibility to develop diverse laboratory skills in virology, molecular biology and biochemical methods
• Enrollement in the Graduate School of Cellular and Biomedical Sciences at the university of Bern (
• The salary is in accordance with the guidelines of the Swiss National Science Foundation (

starting date March 1, 2022 onwards
Duration 3-years PhD, and up to 1 year extendable

Deadline February 10, 2022

Applications, including a letter of motivation, CV, list of publications and names of 2 referees with e-mail addresses and phone numbers should be sent by email (address found below).

PD Dr. Philippe Plattet
Division of Neurological Sciences, Vetsuisse Faculty
Bremgartenstrasse 109A, 3001, Bern
+41 31 631 25 19