PhD Student Position: University of Basel, Switzerland

PhD Fellowship IN Switzerland

PhD Student Position: The Biomolecular Nano-Dynamics group at the Department of Chemistry, University of Basel, invites applications for a fully funded PhD student position in biophysical chemistry. This position offers an exciting opportunity to study protein dynamics and chaperone function using cutting-edge techniques such as single-molecule fluorescence/FRET and unnatural amino-acid labeling.

PhD Student Position: Elucidating Chaperone Protein Function Using Single-Molecule Fluorescence/FRET

Summary Table:

  • Position: PhD Student
  • Duration: 100%
  • Start Date: June (negotiable)
  • Location: University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Application Deadline: April 7th, 2024

Study Area: The research focuses on biophysical chemistry, specifically elucidating chaperone protein function using single-molecule fluorescence/FRET techniques.

Scholarship Description: The successful candidate will embark on a PhD project aimed at unraveling the molecular processes underlying the function of Hsp90 chaperone proteins. Utilizing state-of-the-art methodologies, including single-molecule fluorescence/FRET and genetic code expansion, you will investigate the dynamic behavior of Hsp90 proteins in assisting protein folding and maturation in health and disease.

Eligibility: Applicants must hold an MSc degree in (bio-)chemistry, physics, or molecular life sciences with excellent grades. Essential requirements include high motivation, independent analytical thinking, excellent experimental problem-solving skills, and proficiency in English communication.

Required Documents: Interested candidates should submit the following documents merged into a single PDF file named ‘Application PhD3 Firstname Lastname.pdf’:

  • Letter of motivation
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Email addresses of 2-3 references

How to Apply: Please submit your application via email to with the subject ‘Application PhD3 Firstname Lastname’ before the application deadline of April 7th, 2024.

Last Date: The application deadline is April 7th, 2024.

For any inquiries or further information, please contact Prof. Sonja Schmid at

Join us in Basel, Switzerland, for an exciting PhD journey at the forefront of biophysical



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