Open positions at the NCCR Microbiomes

If you are interested in working on one of the projects of the NCCR Microbiomes, please email us at with a short description of your background and areas of interest.

Bioinformatician/Computational biologist position at the Institute of Microbiology at ETH Zurich

The Laboratory for Microbiome Research led by Shinichi Sunagawa at the Institute of Microbiology at ETH Zurich is looking for a bioinformatician or computational biologist to work on NCCR Microbiomes projects. The successful candidate will apply biostatistics and modelling methods, including machine learning, to several different projects and dataset types. More information about the position and the desired profile, as well as about how to apply, can be found here.


Postdoc position at the Institute of Environmental Engineering at ETH Zurich

The Environmental Microfluidics Group of Prof. Roman Stocker at the Institute of Environmental Engineering at ETH Zurich is seeking a dynamic and motivated postdoctoral researcher with extensive expertise in theoretical biophysics to work on multiple projects on human and environmental microbiomes. The focus of this postdoctoral position will be on the development of theoretical tools, in terms of both single-agent models and population-scale models, to uncover the unifying biophysical principles of microbiomes, such as those operating in the human gut, on plant leaves, on sludge granules, in animal model systems and beyond. You can find more information and instructions on how to apply here.

Postdoc or PhD student position at the Institute for Infectious Diseases, University of Bern

The Laboratory for Gut Microbiology at the Institute for Infections Diseases of the University of Bern is looking for a postdoc or PhD student to work on intestinal immunology and microbiome research. The successful candidate will study intestinal antibody responses induced by invasive pathogens, with the aim of achieving a mechanistic understanding of the functional effects of protective antibody repertoires on the bacterial cell. More information can be found here.

Research associate - Laboratory for Food Immunology 80-100%

The Food Immunology group at ETH Zurich is seeking a research associate to perform experimental work within the frame of a joint Innosuisse project between the Laboratory of Food Immunology and PharmaBiome AG. The position will be part of the Laboratory of Food Immunology, but work in close contact with the project industry partner PharmaBiome AG (located in Schlieren, Zürich).

More information on how to apply here.