Scientist in Allergy Research

University of Zurich Department of Dermatology

Department of Dermatology

Scientist in Allergy Research
80-100%

Our research activities include basic, translational, and clinical research in the field of dermatology, including skin cancer, inflammatory skin disorders, and allergy. In part, the research is focused on pathogenesis and diagnosis of disease, but also on therapy. Especially strong interest and expertise have developed in the field of immunotherapy of dermatological disorders. Next to clinical research, the department is accordingly well equipped for experimentally and pre-clinical research utilising tissue cultures and rodents, and with methods of molecular biology, immunology, histology, as well as bioinformatics.

Your responsibilities

The appointed scientist will conduct experimental research in allergy and especially allergen immunotherapy. The work is done in close collaboration with other researchers in the department as well as with collaborators from a Zurich-based Biotech company. The scientist will be performing experiments with cell cultures and with mice, and she/he should have experience in both, including injections, organ sampling, and culturing of primary cells. Moreover, the candidate scientist is expected to have hand-on experience with immunological and molecular assessment methods such as flow cytometry, ELISA/ELISPOT, and qPCR. The project is financially supported by the Swiss Federation through Innosuisse.

Your profile

The candidate must hold a Master's degree in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, pharmacy, or in an equivalent field. The candidate will be ambitious, creative, highly motivated, and experience in experimental research. Ideal candidates will have strong laboratory and organisation skills and have practical experience into the required methods. As the work involves handling and experimentation with mice, the candidate is expected to have obtained approval for animal work equivalent to LTK Modul 1 or FELASA B.

What we offer

We offer varied and interesting work in an inspiring and socially relevant environment.
Diversity and inclusion are important to us.

• Duration of the position (minimum 18 months)
• Salary is defined by normal UZH regulations depending on qualifications
• Local training will be provided
• Internal or external educational and training possibilities
• Participation at scientific meetings and conferences

Place of work

Gloriastrasse 31, 8091 Zürich

Start of employment

As soon as possible

Further information

Prof. Dr. Pål Johansen
Department of Dermatology, University of Zurich & University Hospital Zurich
Gloriastrasse 31, 8091 Zürich
Tel 044 255 8616
pal.johansen@usz.ch

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