Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral position to work on the development of novel antivirals, in the department of Microbiology and Molecular Medicine, at the Facutly of Medicine of the University of Geneva [?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.unige.ch%2Fmedecine%2Fmimo%2Fen%2Fgroupes%2F953tapparel%2F&module=jobs&id=53627" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.unige.ch%2Fmedecine%2Fmimo%2Fen%2Fgroupes%2F953tapparel%2F&module=jobs&id=53627" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://www.unige.ch/medecine/mimo/en/groupes/953tapparel/]. In recent years, we have developed broad spectrum virucidal compounds targeting viruses using heparan sulfate or sialic acid as attachment receptors. We are continuing this project by seeking to design new compounds to defeat other important viral pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2.
Relevant references: Kocabiyik et al, Adv Sci 2020, Gasbarri et al, Microorganisms 2020,Cagno et al, Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2020, Jones et al Sci Adv 2020
The candidate will participate in the design, optimization and validation of new compounds in cellular and tissue culture models.
Recent Ph.D. in virology
Publications in peer-reviewed journals with at least one first author publication
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Good oral/written communication
Please note that only candidates currently residing in Europe will be considered for this position.
A two year full-time post-doctoral position in a stimulating environment
Contact and Address
Please send one PDF document including a motivation letter, CV, publication list and two recommendation letters to Caroline.Tapparelunige.ch.