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Current Opportunities at Dudli-lab

Postdoctoral position on Molecular Biology of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

The Center of Experimental Rheumatology Zurich is a world-leading institute in the study of chronic inflammatory joint diseases. It has been awarded as an EULAR Center of Excellence due to its achievements in rheumatology research.


Your responsibilities: The main goal of the project is to provide a cellular and molecular understanding of the changes in CRPS-affected skin. The project has already been initiated.

Your responsibilities will be

• Research (90%). Single-cell RNA sequencing analysis, cell culture experiments, and the development of a 3D skin model for CRPS.

• Guidance of research assistants and PhD candidates (10%) Your profile Motivated, enthusiastic scientist with expertise in molecular biology and bioinformatic analysis and with a track record of being a key contributor to scientific publications.

Specific qualifications include:

• Experience with single-cell RNA sequencing

• Experienced in the analysis of Omics data and biostatistics. Preferably with programming skills in R.

• Experience in cell culture and standard molecular biology techniques (FACS, Western blotting, qPCR, ELISA, etc.)

• Ability to work independently, high problem-solving skills, good time management

• Summarize work in research reports, presentations, abstracts, and manuscripts

• High interpersonal, intercultural, and social competence

Excellent English communication skills, including writing skills for scientific publications are mandatory What do we offer

• International work environment in a world-leading rheumatology research institute.

• An ongoing project with established methodologies and existing datasets. • Close collaboration with clinician-scientists

• Research institution entirely dedicated to musculoskeletal conditions and equipped with the newest technologies

• Vibrant scientific environment with a comprehensive range of facilities and technology platforms


Place of work: The laboratory of PD Dr. Dudli is located at the >Balgrist Campus, Lengghalde 5, 8008 Zürich. Zurich is one of the cities with the highest quality of life worldwide and home to two top universities.


Start of employment: Employment is available immediately. The starting date is negotiable but preferably in the first half of 2024. The position is fully funded for one year, with a possible extension for another year.


Your application should contain (as a single pdf document):

• letter of motivation

curriculum vitae

• short summary of past research accomplishments

• transcripts of your academic records from the university and a copy of your degree

• contact details of two referees (e.g. your Ph.D. thesis supervisor)nal and experiential requirements for the position, as well as details about the type of person you are looking for.

Contact: Stefan Dudli, PD Ph.D.

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