Postdoc Position in Disease Therapeutics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Postdoc Position at University of Zurich Switzerland
Postdoc Position in Disease Therapeutics: We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoc for a collaborative project between ETH Zurich’s Bio Engineering Laboratory and Novartis AG. This role focuses on developing in vitro models of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) to enhance the efficacy of biotherapeutics for central nervous system (CNS) diseases.

Postdoc Position in Developing In Vitro Models of the BBB for CNS Disease Therapeutics

Summary Table

DesignationPostdoctoral Researcher
Research AreaIn Vitro Models of the BBB for CNS Disease Therapeutics
LocationBasel, Switzerland
Eligibility/QualificationPhD in bioengineering, biotechnology, or related fields
Job DescriptionDevelop and validate in vitro BBB models, collaborate with Novartis, focus on preclinical and clinical drug selection
How to ApplySubmit online application with motivation statement, academic transcripts, CV, and reference letters
Last Date to ApplyAugust 15th, 2024


Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Area

In Vitro Models of the Blood-Brain Barrier for CNS Disease Therapeutics


Basel, Switzerland


  • PhD in bioengineering, biotechnology, or related fields
  • Experience with microfluidics, advanced in vitro models, transport across endothelial barriers, and viral vectors
  • Proficiency in optical microscopy, molecular biology techniques, and NGS technologies is advantageous
  • Strong communication skills in English (oral and written)
  • Proactive and self-driven attitude
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment

Job Description

The Postdoc will:

  • Develop new in vitro models of the human and mouse blood-brain barrier
  • Benchmark these models for preclinical and clinical investigations
  • Collaborate with Novartis researchers to test the models for expediting candidate therapeutics selection, especially for gene therapy
  • Work at the intersection of academic and industrial research with access to resources from both institutions

How to Apply

Submit your application online by August 15th, 2024, including:

  • A short motivation statement (1/2 page)
  • Complete academic transcripts
  • An up-to-date CV
  • At least two reference letters (or contact details of referees)

Please note that only applications submitted through the online portal will be considered. Incomplete applications or those sent via email/postal services will not be accepted.

Last Date to Apply

August 15th, 2024

Additional Information

ETH Zurich offers a family-friendly environment with excellent working conditions, cultural diversity, and attractive benefits. We value diversity and promote equality of opportunity, ensuring a fair and open environment for all staff and students.

For more information about the Bio Engineering Laboratory, please visit our website. Inquiries about the position should be directed to

We look forward to receiving your application!



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