How to join our group

1 PhD traineeship (Cell biology/Genetics) as part of
the EU Horizon 2020 program

The Mechanisms of Inherited Kidney Disorders (MIKD) has been granted two PhD training positions in the frame of a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action within the Innovative Training Network calls of the European Union-funded Horizon 2020 Program. These PhD traineeships are part of Horizon 2020 Grants acquired by different Consortia where Academia and Industry work closely together. Recruitment of PhD candidates with a focus on cell biology and/or genetics will start in March 2020 (applications are welcome).

The goal of the TrainCDKis Project (ID 860977) is to provide a multidisciplinary training programme to top-level young scientists to develop creative solutions for chronic kidney disease – from genetic modifiers to drug discovery. Chronic kidney disease is characterized by the progressive decline of renal function, associated with impaired quality of life and reduced life expectancy. It affects 10-15% of the worldwide population and is recognized as an increasing global health problem with a substantial burden on health-care budgets. The research projects within TrainCKDis will address key challenges focusing at genetic and epigenetic modifiers able of identifying patients that are predisposed to disease progression, biomarkers for disease monitoring and identification of novel therapeutic targets to impact the limited treatment options.


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4 open PhD positions at Université de Paris / Institut Necker Enfants Malades as part of the EU Horizon 2020 program

Lab Terzi_PhD position 1 (PDF, 585 KB)

Lab Terzi_PhD position 2 (PDF, 567 KB)

Lab Pontoghlio_PhD position 1 (PDF, 179 KB)

Lab Pontoghlio_PhD position 2 (PDF, 179 KB)


PhD students
Unless advertised, PhD students will be recruited only through the Life Science Zürich Graduate School. Deadlines are twice a year (June/ December).

Please see the LSZGS website for further information:

Life Science Zurich Graduate School

We take part in the following PhD programs:

MD-PhD Program:


Molecular Life Science:

Systems Biology:

Cancer Biology:

Biomolecular Structure & Mechanism:

Drug Discovery:

Molecular & Translational Biomedicine:


Postdoctoral fellows
Applications from motivated postdoctoral fellows with a strong background in functional genomics, gene regulation and epigenetics, computational biology, synthetic biology or biochemistry, and willing to apply for competitive grants are strongly encouraged.

Please include a cover letter, a CV and publication list and contact details for three referees.

Master/ Bachelor students
We have numerous research possibilities for UZH and ETH students to join our group. Please contact us directly.


Internships for UZH medicine & biomedicine students

Internships for ETH medicine students

ETH Internship MIKADO (PDF, 1342 KB)

ETH guidelines internship bachelor (PDF, 465 KB)


Enquiries can be addressed to: and