NCCR RNA & Disease Junior PI Recruitment, Switzerland

Junior NCCR principal investigators will receive funding for a Ph.D. position and they will become a member of the NCCR RNA & Disease network.

The National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) RNA & Disease is a coordinated and interdisciplinary research network currently bringing together more than 30 research groups located in Bern, Zürich, Basel, Lausanne, Geneva, and Bellinzona.

Goals of the NCCR RNA & Disease: 

Establishing a Swiss RNA research focus that consolidates and reinforces the position of Switzerland inRNA biology by a coordinated, interdisciplinary research program.

Building bridges between basic and medical research to promote rapid transition of new findings into medical applications.

Advancing our understanding of (1) RNA processing and surveillance mechanisms involved in global regulation of messenger and non-­‐coding RNA and of (2) RNA as a regulator of gene expression.

Identification of disease mechanisms resulting from aberrant RNA function.

Development of possible therapeutic and diagnostic approaches.

Eligible are young scientists who are within the first 4 years of being independent group leaders and hold a position at a Swiss institution.

Interested applicants should submit their CV including a publication list, a description of their past and current research (max. 2 pages), and a research proposal for a NCCR RNA & Disease project (max. 1 page) to the NCCR RNA & Disease management:

Application deadline: 30. November 2016
Short-listed candidates will be invited to present their research at the annual NCCR RNA & Disease retreat taking place in Kandersteg on January 29. – 31. 2017.

Prof. Oliver Mühlemann, Ph.D.
Director of the NCCR RNA & Disease

Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Bern
Freiestrasse 3
CH-­‐3000 Bern


Offer: NCCR RNA & Disease junior PI – 2016