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Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Open positions

Bachelor and Master thesis
A bachelor and master thesis project are currently available in the lab. Starting dates are flexible.
The projects will study how epigenetic mechanisms control gene expression and impact the stability of the genome. Our students will learn several cutting-edge methods in molecular biology and combine genetic, genomic and biochemical approaches to tackle complex biological questions.
Please send your CV and a few sentences why you would like to join our lab to

PhD student and postdoctoral fellows
We are always looking for excellent students/postdocs with a strong interest in epigenetics, next generation sequencing or plant biology. Candidates should be excited about science, highly motivated and open minded for new ideas and approaches in the field of epigenetics. Our lab provides a vibrant scientific environment, state-of-the art equipment and the opportunity to learn cutting-edge technologies.
Please send your application to, including your CV and a short paragraph with your scientific interests and ambitions for your doctoral or postdoctoral time. PhD students will be part of the Life Science Zurich Graduate School Zurich. Numbers of fellowships are available for doctoral and postdoctoral fellows.