Roche Postdoctoral Fellow (RPF) in Ophthalmology/Immunology (from April 2020, for 2 years)

Suisse, Bâle-Ville, Basel

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The position

As a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Ophthalmology Department, you will focus on exploratory research project on interrogating inflammatory networks in diseased retinas.

The Radboud University is Roche’s academic partner for this Postdoctoral Fellowship. The partnership with Academia will provide further insights on the role of specific cytokines in retinal homeostasis and disease.

In this position you will:

  • Work directly with a Roche Scientist to characterize the effects of activated candidate inflammatory pathways
  • Present your findings internally on a regular basis, at scientific meetings, and for high impact publications
  • Be part of an exciting community of Roche scientists, fellow postdocs, and PhD students and have access to world-class resources for exploratory research
  • Get exposure to industry research, and build your network of industry and academic leaders in the field

This position is sponsored by the Roche Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme.

The RPF Programme has the ambition to build and maintain the Scientific Leadership of the future and to provide leading Roche scientists with the opportunity to collaborate with talented postdoctoral researchers, and leading academic research groups, from around the world. One of the key aims is to advance basic science and technologies that will be published in top-rated, peer-reviewed scientific journals, if necessary preceded by priority patent applications.

The duration of RPF project is initially set for two years, with the possibility of extension for a third year. You will be based in Basel.

You are a biologist with a postgraduate scientific degree in the field of vision research and/or immunology.

You also have experience and expertise in the following:

·        Animal handling (experience with ophthalmic models of disease is strongly preferred).

·        Cell culture

·        ELISA, proteomics, and data processing/interpretation.

·        Scientific communication, and good English language competency.

You have very good interpersonal and communication skills, are able to build good working relationships, and are an outstanding teammate. Your experience and investigative attitude allow you to work independently, to design, perform, and interpret experiments, and to embark on new scientific methodologies.

You have been actively engaged in scientific research continuously since his/her PhD (MD

or MD/PhD) and ready to start an RPF postdoctoral activity no later than 5 years after PhD (MD or MD/PhD).

When does it start?
The start date of this fellowship is April 1, or on availability. Please clearly indicate your preferred starting date on your motivation letter.
All applications should include a CV, a motivation letter, publication list with your contributions highlighted, and, if available, your PhD.

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