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 Radiopharmaceutical Science we are looking for a
PhD Student
in the field of targeting the microenvironment
Your tasks
The project aims to target proteins of disease altered microenvironment using specific compounds. You will be responsible for the preclinical biological evaluation of these compounds which will include the development of new methods as well as applying established protocols like SPECT and PET imaging. Embedded in a larger scientific network, you will be expected to interact intensively with Swiss and international scientists from different fields and to coordinate your experiments with them.
Your profile
We expect the person to have a Masters degree in the field of Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Biology or related fields and who shows high interest for interdisciplinary work and a big curiosity for biological mechanism. The successful candidate is exepcted to have good social skills for working within a dynamic team of people from different scientific fields. Research expiriences abroad would be of benfit 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. 2222-02).

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