Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Swiss biophysics group at the University of Fribourg seeks students, postdocs

From the inbox:
The Mayer Biophysics Lab is seeking applicants on the Master’s, Ph.D. and Postdoc level for our brand-new facility and labs in Switzerland. 
We are seeking interest and expertise in the following areas:
  • Electrophysiology, including patch clamp recordings
  • Biophysics or biochemistry of transporter proteins such as ABC transporters
  • Biophysics or biochemistry of amyloids such as amyloid-beta and tau proteins
  • Nanopore recordings and nanopore fabrication
We offer a highly motivated and creative team, state-of-the-art facilities, and exceptionally high salaries. Our lab and the Adolphe Merkle Institute comprise a dynamic and international work environment located in Fribourg, a Swiss city with a vibrant local community, spectacular views, and easy access to other Swiss and European cities and attractions by rail.  The language in the lab and the Institute is English; in Fribourg the official languages are French and German but many locals also speak English. 
Please contact Michael Mayer: michael.mayer@unifr.ch 
For more information on: 
  • Our group and research: http://www.am-institute.ch/research/biophysics
  • The Adolphe Merkle Institute: http://www.am-institute.ch/
  • The University of Fribourg: http://www.unifr.ch/home/en.html
Best wishes to those interested. 


  1. Switzerland... Make sure you're a white male if you want to be accepted by your peers.

    1. A Swiss white male.

    2. @ Anonymous 4:56, depends which region, some places are more xenophobic than others. You will be accepted just fine in most labs as the research environment is cutting edge and international. The real problem is basically any research position done outside of the US is completely useless for trying to get a job in the US afterwards.