Post-doctoral Research Position ‐ Notch signaling, Polycomb gene regulation and

A post-doctoral position is available at the Institute of Cell Biology between the laboratories of Prof. Dr. Peter Meister ( and PD. Dr. Carsten Riether (ochsenbein lab - tumor immunology). The project is funded by a grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation and the University of Bern. The aim is to understand how cellular proliferation is regulated by the interplay between Notch signaling and Polycomb-mediated gene silencing in C. elegans and human T-ALL cell lines. The laboratories use a broad range of genetic, molecular and computational biology methods that offer the opportunity for training in multiple disciplines.

The ideal candidate has a background in genetics, cellular biology, small molecule screening or related fields. Research experience with C. elegans and/or human cell lines is required. Candidates are expected to have at least one first author publication and be independently motivated with excellent written and oral communication skills.

The Institute of Cell Biology and the Department of Medical Oncology are part of the University of Bern, located in the capital city of Switzerland. Bern is a highly livable community with access to world-class outdoor activities and a strong cultural environment without the hassles of big city living.
Interested applicants should submit (1) a cover letter with (2) a brief summary of research interests and their motivation for the topic, (3) a complete curriculum vitae, and (4) contact information of three references to Peter Meister (

Timeline: Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled