An excellent place for postdoctoral training
The Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research is an excellent place to obtain a comprehensive postdoctoral training. It offers a well-developed scientific infrastructure, good living conditions and an English-speaking international work force.
In 2006, the FMI was voted "Best Place to Work for Postdocs" outside the USA by The Scientist, an American magazine of the life sciences.
Postdoctoral investigators are hired by group leaders and are normally required to conduct research and studies in areas directly relevant to a particular research group. Appointments normally are initially for one year, renewable each year up to four years.
Postdoctoral investigators are supported by five postdoc representatives. The representatives provide useful information to new and current postdocs and serve as mediators between postdoctoral fellows and the Director of the institute. They also organize a variety of events and seminar series.