Career Opportunities

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PhD Students

PhD position in cardiac tissue engineering (100%)

Our ‘Cardiac Surgery and Engineering’ laboratory at the Department of Biomedicine of the University of Basel (Switzerland) offers a PhD position in the cardiac tissue engineering field.

Your tasks

Main tasks will involve:

·      bioreactor technology for seeding, differentiation and physical conditioning (electrical, mechanical) of mesenchymal/cardiac progenitors on 3D scaffolds;

·      cell characterization and differentiation;

·      3-D morphometric analysis and functional assessment of cardiac construct contractility and angiogenesis in vivo;

·      histological, biochemical, molecular assays;

·      rodent ischemic cardiac models.

Your profile

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic PhD student interested in working on the generation of engineered patches for cardiac repair. MSc in biotechnology or biology is preferred.

Fluent English (speaking and writing) is mandatory.

You will also need to show:

·      excellent oral communication skills in order to work effectively in an international environment;

·      the ability to learn specific, practical techniques and apply this knowledge to solve technical problems;

·      scientific curiousity;

·      critical thinking ability;

·      teamwork skills and patience;

·      attention to detail.

We can offer you

A dynamic, multidisciplinary and young work-environment.

Your involvement in different research projects (

One-year-contract basis, which will be extended for the following 3 years.

Application/Contact information:

Please, if interested in the position, send your complete application with reference letters by email to Anna Marsano ( within the 5th of May 2017.