Post Doctoral Position in Leukemic Stem Cell Plasticity and Drug Resistance

University in Bern Department for BioMedical Research

Post-Doctoral Position in Leukemic Stem Cell Plasticity and Drug Resistance


One Post-doctoral position is available in the laboratory of "Stem Cells and Leukemia" at the University Clinic of Hematology & Central Hematology, Department of Biomedical Research (DBMR), Inselspital Bern, Switzerland. We are looking for a highly motivated and creative scientist with a PhD or MD/PhD degree to contribute to research projects aiming to explore the mechanisms of leukemic stem cell plasticity and development of drug resistance using transgenic mouse models of hematological malignancies and primary patient samples from leukemia patients. The employment starting date is 01.08.2020 (or negotiable).

Your profile
The potential candidate must be experienced in working with transgenic mouse models, primary patient samples and multicolor flow cytometry. Expertise in working with blood stem cells, organoid cultures, CRISPR/Cas9 gene manipulation techniques, and a strong background in cancer biology are preferred. Demonstrated competence to independently conduct experiments and analyses, and willingness to collaborate internally and externally is mandatory. The applicant should have an excellent command of spoken and written English.
We offer you
The post-holder will be involved in well-funded interdisciplinary research projects in a young and dynamic environment. Our team works closely with clinicians and pharma industries in Switzerland and abroad. The Department of Biomedical Research (DBMR) at the University of Bern and Inselspital Bern provides a stimulating environment and offers all the possibilities to be creative and highly productive. The position is limited to 2 years with a possibility of extension. The salary will be according to the guidelines of the University of Bern.
Application / Contact
To apply for this position please submit your application in a single Pdf file including 1-page motivation letter specifying your research experience and interests, and the desired start date, CV, list of publications, copy of PhD or MD/PhD degree, and the names and contact details of 2-3 referees to:

For further inquiries please contact:

Dr. Tata Nageswara Rao, PhD
Group leader
Stem Cells and Leukemia laboratory
University Clinic of Hematology
Department of Biomedical Research (DBMR)
Inselspital Bern, University of Bern
Murtenstrasse 40, 3008, Bern, Switzerland