Open Positions

February 2022: We are hiring qualified masters, PhD and/or postdoctoral candidates (see below)

If you hold a doctorate, are interested/experienced in the research topics of the Nash Lab, and would like to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship, please feel free to contact Prof. Nash about hosting your project.

If you are a University of Basel or ETH Zurich masters student and would like to perform project work or a masters thesis in the Nash Lab, please feel free to contact Prof. Nash about undertaking a masters project.

If you are searching for a position to pursue a PhD on a funded stipend and are interested in the Nash Lab research topics, please feel free to contact Prof. Nash about pursuing a PhD at the University of Basel or ETH Zurich. 


February 2022: PhD position in single-molecule biophysics, protein engineering, high-throughput sequencing and screening

The Lab for Molecular Engineering of Synthetic Systems (Prof. Michael Nash; https://nash.chemie.unibas.ch/en/ ) focuses on single-molecule methods for biological analysis and high-throughput screening for directed evolution. The group is jointly affiliated with the University of Basel (Physical Chemistry) and ETH Zurich (Dept. of Biosystems Science and Engineering in Basel, Switzerland). We are recruiting a full time PhD student for a project that focuses on therapeutic binding proteins (non-antibody scaffolds), high-throughput screening and sequencing. 

Your position: The Nash Lab invites applications for a research assistant position in the area of molecular bioengineering, protein biophysics, high-throughput screening and sequencing. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development of new high-throughput screening methodology including analysis, visualization and interpretation of large-scale DNA sequencing and protein structural data. 

You profile: Candidates should have a strong technical background in protein biochemistry, molecular biology, bioengineering, chemical engineering or other relevant discipline and should have completed a BSc or MSc degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field. Experience and knowledge of computer programming in Python, R, or other relevant software language is a plus. Proficiency in written and spoken English is required.  We encourage applications from curious, driven and hard-working personalities with strong social skills and team spirit.

We offer:

  • A vibrant international research environment
  • An exciting interdisciplinary research project
  • A stimulating and supportive research team
  • Access to state-of-the-art techniques and infrastructure
  • Matriculation in a PhD program at the University of Basel or ETH Zurich 

The initial appointment will be for 12 months with possibility for extension. 

Applications/contact: To apply please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of University diploma, and contact information for 2-3 references to Prof. Michael Nash