The Institute of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology is active in several areas of basic and translational research aiming at the discovery of new drug targets. The research group of Prof. Hanspeter Naegeli, Director of the Institute, is currently investigating the mechanism by which the histone methyltransferase ASH1L stimulates DNA repair in the chromatin of human cells
(see: Nature Communication for background information).
As a postdoctoral member of the research group, you are responsible for promoting genome-wide assays (including ChIP-seq, DNA damage-seq and Excision repair-seq) to establish a functional link between histone methylation, DNA damage recognition and DNA damage excision. An effective collaboration with PhD and Master students is mandatory.
Candidates should have a PhD in biology, a solid background in molecular biology, specialized knowledge of bioinformatics, a strong interest in DNA repair, and a proven record of creative research achievements.
What we offer
We offer varied and interesting research in an inspiring and socially relevant environment.
Diversity and inclusion are important to us.
Place of work
Winterthurerstrasse 260, 8057 Zurich
Our Institute is located within walking distance from the main science campus of the University of Zurich
Start of employment
The employment start date is to be mutually agreed. Please submit your application at your earliest convenience.