Before considering to apply for a position at the IRB, you are encouraged to read the following advice.
Having an outstanding CV is a very good start but is not sufficient to be short listed for an interview, and is definitely not enough per se to get the position your are applying for. Your motivation and career plan are crucial and will be of high impact on the success of your application.
In your motivation letter, which has to be written in English, you need to clearly demonstrate why you want to join the IRB and this group of research in particular. Your application should also contain the e-mail addresses of at least two referees.
If you intend to join the IRB, you should wonder not only what the Institute will bring to you but also what You will bring to the Institute. We ask you not only to be self-critical but also to be scientifically critical with your future team. The Institute is looking for good Scientists not for tasks executors.
Working efficiently is more expected than working hard, even if one does not exclude the other and vice versa.
If finally you have the chance to be short listed for an interview, please prepare it. Look all over our website to know the environment surrounding the research group you are applying to, read their last publications, current projects and research networks; study the core facilities available at the Institute. Even if in the job advertisement you have only a few sentences describing your future project, start to think about it, how you would approach it.
In short, applying at the IRB should not be one of the X applications you are writing and sending. Instead, it should be thoroughly prepared.
For applications to the IRB PhD Program there is no official deadline: please contact directly the head of the laboratory you would be interested in, explaining exactly why you are interested specifically in that research and in general in obtaining a PhD. Send a complete CV and names of referees.
The IRB aims at creating a vibrant, collaborative and inclusive environment, where people safely and freely engage in scientific discussions and discovery. To achieve this goal, interactions among all members of the IRB community should be based at all times on mutual respect. The IRB will not tolerate any inappropriate behavior that offends personal integrity, personal dignity and hinders equal opportunities. Harassment, bullying, discrimination, threatening behaviors and violence are all unacceptable at all levels of employment and the person committing the acts will face consequences, regardless of the status or position. Retaliation against people acting in good faith will also be not tolerated.
If you experience inappropriate behavior at any time, please report it. For more information, please consult your supervisor or HR. The IRB is there for you and will support you.
There are currently no job vacancies. Please check the website at a later date for any future vacancies.
The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) affiliated to the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), is recruiting a PhD student position for an interdisciplinary project at the interface between immunology, infectious diseases and glycobiology. The student will work with the different lectins generated in the group and will characterize the host response to infectious respiratory pathogens.The ideal candidate should be a good team player with basic competence in the field of Immunology and infectious disease. Preliminary work with lectins will be a plus.
Applicants should meet the following eligibility criteria:
The successful candidate will be enrolled in the Immunology PhD program at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI).
For applications submit your CV (Max. 2 pages), interest letter and one reference letter to email@example.com. The position is available immediately. Applications will be evaluated as they are received and until the position is filled.
The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB), affiliated with the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), is looking for a laboratory assistant.
The candidate will have a master’s or a technician degree with knowledge in molecular biology, biochemistry or a related field, ideally with experience in protein biochemistry and recombinant protein purification. We are looking for a communicative, interactive and enthusiastic individual that will work as a part of a team in our Gene Expression and Protein Production Facility, GEPP (https://www.irb.usi.ch/facilities/). The successful candidate will assist Facility Manager in general operation and maintenance of GEPP and will frequently interact with the various research groups at the Institute. The primary task of the facility is to express and purify a variety of recombinant proteins and antibodies from various models (bacterial, insect, human cells) for internal IRB projects.
The research focus of the IRB covers various areas related to human health, including but not limited to immunology, virology, infectious diseases, cancer research, DNA repair and protein folding.
We are offering a competitive remuneration, and an attractive international work environment at our new research building in Bellinzona. Pending an initial evaluation period, the candidate will receive an open-ended work contract.
Please send your cover letter, CV and a contact of two referees to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB), affiliated with the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), is looking for a laboratory technician.
The candidate must have a bachelor’s or technical degree with knowledge in biology and related subjects. We are looking for a communicative, interactive and enthusiastic person who will work as part of a team in the Laboratory of Immunology and Infectious Diseases.
We offer competitive salary and an international work environment at our new research building in Bellinzona.
Please send your motivation letter, CV and contact information for two references to email@example.com.
The position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is identified.
The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB, www.irb.usi.ch) is a leading center for basic and translational research in immunology. The IRB’s thirteen research groups have interests ranging from understanding basic mechanisms of immunity to the role of the immune system in health and disease, as well as DNA repair and rare diseases.
As part of the IRB’s strategic development, we are inviting applications for a Group Leader position. We seek outstanding scientists to complement the current research at the Institute while expanding to new research areas. The successful candidate will be an early- or mid-career scientist who will establish research programs employing innovative approaches to investigate biomedically relevant questions related to immunology and/or adjacent disciplines. These may include, but are not limited to:
We look forward to receiving your application by December 1, 2022 as a single PDF, including: (i) curriculum vitae, (ii) list of publications, (iii) names and contact details of three references, (iv) brief description of research accomplishments (one half page), (v) explanation of why you have chosen your area of focus (one half page), and (vi) description of future research focus (3 pages for initial plans, 1 page for long-term vision).
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, national origin, or any other characteristic. Please send your application to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications sent to different contacts, in other formats, or after the deadline, will not be considered. For scientific questions related to the position, please contact the IRB director, Davide Robbiani (email@example.com).
A post-doc position is available in the Molecular Immunology lab at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) in Bellinzona, Switzerland (www.irb.usi.ch/molecular-immunology), to join projects aimed at understanding mechanisms of regulation of gene expression in immune-mediated processes.
Have you recently obtained a PhD degree in a field related to immunology or molecular biology? Are you fluent in spoken and written English? Are you highly motivated and excited about learning new skills and developing independent thinking? Please apply!
The research topic concerns the study of transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression in cells of the immune system. The general goal is to extend our knowledge of the mechanisms that regulate immune cell differentiation and functions. The exact project will be defined after discussion and based on mutual interests.
With access to state-of-the-art facilities and a vibrant environment that favors the exchange of knowledge and ideas through journal clubs, seminars and talks, you will have the opportunity to address mechanistic questions relevant to immune responses. The lab is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundations (SNSF) and other grants. Salaries are in line with the recommendations of the SNSF, and preferred starting date is in the Summer-Fall 2022.
Applications will be evaluated as they are received and until the position is filled. Please send a single pdf file by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, including the following: