Our research aims at deciphering the molecular mechanisms underlining gliding motility and host cell invasion in the obligate intracellular parasites Toxoplasma gondii and Plasmodium spp. This journey led us so far to the molecular dissection of myosin motors, actin dynamics, adhesins, proteases and more recently lipid signaling mediators. As second line of reseach we investigate the metabolic pathways hosted by two endosymbiotic organelles, the mitochondrion and the relic of a plastid called the apicoplast and are engaged into the dissection of the biology of Toxoplasma encystation, a fundamental and experimentally challenging process that leads to parasite persistence and transmission.
We wish to recruit a highly motivated PhD student to join our team this year for our work the biology of apicomplexan parasites. We offer the flexibility to embark on and develop a research project in any of the areas of cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, drug development etc.. We welcome applications from highly motivate individuals enthusiastic about host-pathogen interactions. We would favor transdisciplinarity with the opportunity to acquire solid experience in cell biology biochemistry/ structural biology Ultra expansion microscopy, electron microscopy, proteomics and metabolomics
A letter of interest detailing your interests and motivation what do you bring to the lab, what you would like to learn, your long term goals and your earliest and latest possible starting date. A concise CV (2 pages max), including your credentials and the names of two references
We offer a 4-year contract in a highly diverse lab consisting of a balanced team of 5 postdocs and 4 PhD students. The University of Geneva offers outstanding in-house science technology platforms that support out science including, but not limited to: genomics/ proteomics/ imaging/ electron microscopy/ chemistry/ computational biology/ high throughput analysis/ structural biology. In addition to that there are extensive training programs for personal and professional development.
Contact and Address
Sendy our application by email to the attention of :
Dr. Dominique Soldati-Favre Department of Microbiology and Molecular Medicine Faculty of Medicine - University of Geneva CMU, 1 rue Michel-Servet 1211 Geneva 4 Switzerland