Postdoctoral positions available

Rolf Kocherhans rolfk at vetvir.unizh.ch
Fri Sep 13 08:49:47 EST 1996


Institute of Virology, 
Veterinary-medical Faculty, 
University of Zurich

Job opportunities

At present, two postdoctoral positions are available.

Both positions are for one year and can be extended to up to three
years. 
The salaries are set by the Swiss National Science Foundation and amount
to approx. sFR. 80'000 (ECU 53'000).

We are seeking individuals with a strong background in molecular
genetics and /or protein chemistry (quantitative ligand
receptor interaction) to achieve the following:

Job #1: DC (lineage) specific genes will be identified by monoclonal
antibodies (mAb) or other ligands and the cDNA product
recognized by the ligand cloned using a recently developed filamentous
phage system (see Gene, 137, 69, 1993). cDNA libraries
from murine and human DC (DC lines or, freshly isolated) are available
and are presently being completed.
This position is in the context of an EU grant on dendritic cells (DC);
see http://www.medicine.ox.ac.uk/eunidi/ ; http://www.unizh.ch/vetvir/
and was advertised in Nature (15th August 1996, vol.
382, classified page 23).

Job #2: is on Ig repertoire cloning and on the development of novel
peptide libraries. The aim is to obtain improved ligands
for any desired molecule or the creation of mimotopes. This postdoctoral
position would require construction of libraries and
biophysical characterization of the libraries by binding phage to
selected antigens or ligands. 


The work on both positions makes use of the same filamentous phage
systems and a close collaboration between the two
postdoctoral fellows is expected.


For more details and applications please contact:

Dr. Mark Suter,
Institute of Virology,
Winterthurerstrasse 266a
CH-8057 Zurich
Switzerland

Tel: +41 1 635 87 17. 
Fax: +41 1 635 89 11. 
mailto:msuter at vetvir.unizh.ch



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