The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform cutting-edge research in the fields of future technologies, energy and climate, health innovation and fundamentals of nature. By performing fundamental and applied research, we work on sustainable solutions for major challenges facing society, science and economy. PSI is committed to the training of future generations. Therefore, about one quarter of our staff are post-docs, post-graduates or apprentices. Altogether, PSI employs 2200 people.

For the Pharmacology Group of the Centre of Radiopharmaceitical Science we are looking for a
PhD Student
in the field of targeting the microenvironment
Your tasks
The project aims to target extra cellular matrix proteins using specific peptides. You will be responsible for the design and chemical synthesis of these compounds as well as their subsequent biolgical evaluation in appropriate assays. The project is embedded in a larger international and Swiss network where your duties will be to cooridnate and align your project parts accordingly.
Your profile
We expect a Master degree in the field of Chemistry, Pharmacy or Biochemistry with a strong interest in chemical synthesis and in biological systems. A high interest in interdisciplinary work with the willingness to evaluate the synthesised compounds in vitro is required. The successful candidate is expected to have good social skills for working within a team of people from different scientific fields. Research experiences abroad would be of benefit and fluent english is required.
We offer
Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure.

For further information, please contact Dr Martin Behe, phone +41 56 310 28 17.

Please submit your application online by 28 February 2023 (including addresses of referees) for the position as a PhD Student (index no. 2222-01).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Silja Giacomini-Diebold, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland