PhD Scholarship in Metabolic Signaling, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

PhD Fellowship IN Switzerland

PhD Scholarship in Metabolic Signaling: The Dengjel and De Virgilio Labs at the Department of Biology, University of Fribourg, are seeking highly motivated PhD students to explore cellular signal transduction, protein homeostasis, and autophagy regulation. This interdisciplinary opportunity involves cutting-edge research supported by grants from the Swiss National Science Foundation and private foundations.

PhD Scholarship in Autophagy and Metabolic Signaling

Study Area: Autophagy and Metabolic Signaling

Location: University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland

Eligibility/Qualification: Interested candidates should possess a Master’s degree and demonstrate strong interest and proficiency in cellular signal transduction, protein homeostasis, and autophagy regulation. Excellent communication skills in English are advantageous.

Description: The research at Dengjel and De Virgilio Labs focuses on elucidating molecular pathways crucial for cell homeostasis, autophagy regulation, and autophagosome biogenesis. Utilizing mammalian and/or yeast cell culture models, protein biochemistry, and mass spectrometry-based proteomics, students will contribute to advancing our understanding of these fundamental processes. The position offers a stimulating scientific environment, access to state-of-the-art facilities for proteomic, imaging, and bioinformatic analyses, and a competitive Swiss salary.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a SINGLE PDF application, including a CV, a brief statement of their research interests, a copy of their MSc diploma, and names of three referees, via email to

Last Date: Rolling applications; position available from July 1st, 2024 (or later)

Joining the University of Fribourg provides access to excellent research and life conditions, situated in the heart of Switzerland. With major facilities located either on campus or accessible through national networks, students benefit from a vibrant scientific community engaged in national and international collaborations. For further inquiries, please contact Stephanie Kaeser-Pebernard at



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