Postdoctoral fellow in intervertebral disc de- and re-generation

The Division of Spinal Surgery at the University Hospital Basel in Switzerland is currently seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work in and in collaboration with the Laboratory for Tissue Engineering in the area of intervertebral disc de- and re-generation

Your position
The project aims at establishing the scientific basis towards novel treatment strategies for in-tervertebral disc degeneration. The group of Prof. Ivan Martin is preparing preclinical and clin-ical trials for the treatment of intervertebral disc degeneration using nasal chondrocytes. The candidate, with a PhD in life sciences/bioengineering, will investigate cellular attributes and/or bioactive agents counteracting inflammatory/degenerative processes, using human tissue-derived cells and models to assist in the implementation of the planned trials.

Your profile

  • 0-4 years postdoctoral experience
  • A strong background in developmental biology, musculoskeletal diseases, and direct experience with bioreactors are an asset
  • Experience in Tissue Engineering/Regenerative Medicine/3D models is a plus, but not imperative
  • Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills
  • Outstanding motivation and capacity to work in interdisciplinary teams
  • Supervising skills (for Master students, MDs and PhD students)

We offer you
The Department of Biomedicine offers an excellent research environment with world-class research facilities, ideal for building a scientific career. The city of Basel, located on the borders of both France and Germany, is one of leading pharmaceutical and biotechnological centers in the world

Application / Contact
Candidates should send a CV, a publication list, a short summary of research experience, and contact information for references to: Dr. Max Gay (

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