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Postdoctoral position available in Protein Design & Immunoengineering

Postdoctoral position available in Protein Design & Immunoengineering

 
The newly established Laboratory of Protein Design & Immunoengineering (LPDI) at the
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is seeking for talented, motivated
and passionate individuals to join our efforts in a number of leading-edge research
areas.
 
 

Research

The research at the LPDI focuses on the development of experimental and
computational techniques to design proteins with therapeutic and biotechnological
applications. Particular emphasis is given to the development of computational
methodologies to be applied, but not limited to, the areas of vaccine design, antibody
engineering, protein-protein interaction inhibitors and biosensors.
 
 

Background

Applicants with strong experimental and/or computational backgrounds are welcome.
Previous experience in some of the following domains is preferable, but not mandatory:
-protein expression and purification in mammalian and bacterial systems
-structural biology
-protein in vitro evolution
-molecular biology
-protein biophysics
-immunology
-protein computational modeling
-bioinformatics
-programming skills (linux, python and C++)
-experience with web-based development
-experience with distributed revision control and integrated development environment
software applications

 

Location

The EPFL is located in Lausanne – Switzerland, has a highly international environment,
stat-of-the-art facilities, track record in the incubation of successful biotechnology
companies and is consistently ranked among the world’s top institutions in scientific
research. Lausanne is a lively and cosmopolitan urban center located in a unique natural
setting with great outdoor activities. Salaries and benefits are internationally competitive.

 

Contact

For further enquires or to submit a job application please send your CV, a short
motivation letter and contact details for 2 referees to brun...@epfl.ch.

 

Relevant References

-Proof of principle for epitope-focused vaccine design. Nature, 507,201-6. PMID: 24499818
 
-Computation-guided backbone grafting of a discontinuous motif onto a protein scaffold. Science,
21, 373-6. PMID: 22021856
 
-A computationally designed inhibitor of an Epstein-Barr viral Bcl-2 protein induces apoptosis in
infected cells. Cell, 157,1644-56. PMID: 24949974