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Investigating the mechanisms of DNA repair by homologous recombination

Faculty of Biomedical Sciences

Applications accepted all year round Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

The laboratory of Prof. Petr Cejka at the Institute of Research in Biomedicine (Bellinzona, in the southern region of Switzerland) is looking for candidates for PhD student positions. Our laboratory investigates mechanisms of homologous recombination using primarily biochemical approaches. The laboratory is associated with the Università della Svizzera italiana and ETH Zurich, and was recently awarded the ERC Advanced Grant.


DNA repair, homologous recombination, cancer research, genome stability, biochemistry, cellular biology


Interest and enthusiasm to work on competitive projects in an international team. Applicants of all nationalities can apply, but good writing and communication skills in English are necessary. For PhD student positions: Master's degree in molecular/cellular biology, biochemistry or equivalent, with excellent grades demonstrating a strong track record.


Applications: We are looking to welcome new members of the laboratory after the move of our institute to a new building (still in Bellinzona) in fall/winter of 2021. Please apply by by e-mail (CV, cover/motivation letter, transcripts of university grades, and contacts of 3 referees to ). Please limit the attachment size to 1MB.




Twitter: @Cejkalab




Funding Notes

The PhD project is fully funded. The Ph.D. student salary is set by the Swiss National Science Foundation (at present CHF 47'040.- in the 1st year; 48'540.- in the 2nd year; 50'040.- in the 3rd and 4th year).

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