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Positions for PhD Students and Postdocs: Structure and function of DNA replication and chromosome maintenance machineries


Open positions for PhD students and postdocs are available in the newly established Bleichert lab at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) in Basel, Switzerland. Our research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms of nucleic acid transacting machines involved in DNA replication and chromosome maintenance. Exciting opportunities currently exist in our group to study mechanistic links between DNA replication and chromatin architecture using an innovative mix of biochemical, structural, biophysical and genetic tools. We therefore encourage applications from highly motivated PhD and postdoctoral candidates with different backgrounds, including molecular biology, biochemistry and/or structural biology.

The Bleichert group provides a stimulating environment within the FMI, a world-class basic research institute with excellent internal support. The Institute focuses on fundamental questions in multiple areas of life sciences, is affiliated with the University of Basel and the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, and has excellent state-of-the-art research facilities (including an X-ray crystallography facility and an EM center with a Titan Krios electron microscope equipped with K2 camera and phase plate, among many others). Basel is a vibrant city in the center of Europe with a rich cultural life.

Applications for postdoctoral positions should be submitted electronically at www.fmi.ch/opening.

Candidates for PhD studentships should apply through our International PhD Program (http://www.fmi.ch/Training/PhD/). Please note that there are two application deadlines per year (usually in May & Nov). Interested candidates who wish to apply outside the period of these open calls should contact Franziska Bleichert directly by email.

Applications should include a motivation letter, a CV, and names and email addresses of at least two referees.

For further information, please contact Franziska Bleichert (franziska.bleichert@fmi.ch).

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