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Postdoctoral scientist or PhD student in microbiology

University of Geneva
Microbiology and Molecular Medicine

Closing Date
WorkplaceGeneva, Rue Michel Servet 1, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland

The Soldati-Favre and Brochet groups within the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Medicine at the University of Geneva are seeking a highly skilled and motivated candidate to investigate calcium homeostasis in Toxoplasma and Plasmodium parasites.


Our laboratories are interested in understanding how calcium pathways are regulated to control critical events responsible for the pathogenicity of these parasites. To address our aims, we combine a wide panel of approaches including experimental genetics, chemical biology, biochemistry, live-imaging, quantitative proteomics, and cryo-EM. We offer excellent support, access to state-of-the art facilities and an interactive and collaborative research environment. For more details on the project, please contact Dominique.Soldati-Favre unige.ch and Mathieu.Brochet unige.ch .


Required qualifications for PhD candidates

  • Significant research experience in cell biology or in structural biology.

  • Experience in leading research projects and supervising graduate/undergraduate students.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Excellent organization and record keeping skills.

  • Very good oral/written communication and interpersonal skills.

    Additionally required qualifications for postdoctoral candidates

  • Ph.D. in Biology.

  • Significant research experience in Toxoplasma or Plasmodium biology or in structural biology.

  • Strong publication record as first author in peer-reviewed journals.

Contact and Address

Please send one PDF document including a motivation letter, CV, publication list and contact information for at least two referees to Dominique.Soldati-Favreunige.ch and Mathieu.Brochetunige.ch .


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