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July 2021


We are recruiting!









Postdoc positions on Epigenetics and Chromatin Dynamics


The group of Raffaella Santoro at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, is looking for postdoctoral researchers and PhD students willing to study genome architecture, the role of non-coding RNAs, and the contribution of chromatin and epigenetics in gene expression.

Lab home page: https://www.santorolab.org


This is an ERC funded project that focuses on understanding how chromatin architecture impacts gene expression and cell fate during development. Specifically, this project aims to determine the contribution of the nucleolus in genome architecture and chromatin regulation by developing novel methods to map genome compartmentalization and identify molecular mechanisms of genome remodeling and architecture that influence gene expression and cell fate.

This project will combine high-throughput data and molecular and cell biology approaches, including the development of NGS and cell biology based novel methods to identify molecular mechanisms of genome organization in single cells.


We offer:

The possibility to work on cutting-edge projects using state-of-the-art technology in a highly motivated research team

A stimulating, highly interactive, dynamic, and international research environment

Advanced training opportunities

The University of Zurich is the biggest University in Switzerland and one of Europe`s leading research centers. On-site core facilities offer easy access to state-of-the-art technologies in genomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics, proteomics, and advanced imaging.


Qualifications: The project is designed for researchers with an independent, well-structured and goal-oriented working style and an outstanding motivation and initiative.

Successful candidates must have a PhD in biology or a related field, with a proven scientific track record (including at least one first author publication), a strong research background in epigenetics and chromatin, and experience in molecular biology techniques. Expertise in ChIP-seq techniques and large-scale (next-generation sequencing) dataset analysis will be an asset.

 Personal strengths should include social competence, reliability and accuracy. The working language is English. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required


To apply:

Qualified and interested candidates should submit their application including a cover letter describing motivation and how her/his background would best fit this position, CV, and the contact information of at least two references. Please send all documents as a single pdf file via e-mail to raffaella.santoro@dmmd.uzh.ch. These positions are immediately available. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled.






Postdoctoral fellow:

Although there might be no immediate openings advertised here at this time, I am always interested in excellent applications from postdoctoral candidates who are keen to succeed in a competitive academic environment. Please send your documents (motivation letter, CV, publication list and research interests) directly to raffaella.santoro@dmmd.uzh.ch



PhD students:



We recruit PhD students through the Life Science Zurich Graduate School , which offers various competitive graduate courses. Applications can be submitted twice a year using the official website .

We take part in the following PhD programs:


If you are interested in joining our group for a PhD position, send your documents (motivation letter, CV, publication list and research interests) directly to raffaella.santoro@dmmd.uzh.ch



Master/Bachelor students:

We have numerous research possibilities for UZH and ETH students to join our group. Please contact us directly.