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Postdoctoral Position in Computational HIV Vaccinology (University of Zurich)

We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoc with a robust quantitative background to contribute to a cutting-edge project at the intersection of bioinformatics, virology, and HIV immunology.

The project leverages unique immunological and clinical datasets from the Swiss HIV Cohort Study (, the Zurich Primary HIV Study (, and an upcoming HIV vaccine trial scheduled for 2024. The primary goal of the three-year project is to identify the determinants that influence the induction of broadly neutralizing antibodies against HIV by studying the immune response to a lead HIV immunogen.

This interdisciplinary and translational initiative involves intensive experimental work and data analyses, fostering close collaboration between the group of Alexandra Trkola (Institute of Medical Virology, University of Zurich and the groups of Roger Kouyos and Huldrych G√ľnthard at the Department of Infectious Diseases, University Hospital Zurich and international partners.

This position offers:

  1. A dynamic and interdisciplinary research environment with connections to both clinical practice and fundamental science.
  2. Engagements with leading experimental and theoretical research groups.
  3. Access to unique immunological and clinical data, providing the opportunity to shape subsequent experimental analyses on a pivotal question in HIV vaccinology.

Given the complexity of the data, the successful applicant must employ mathematical and bioinformatics approaches beyond conventional statistics. Thus, candidates should possess robust quantitative/computational skills and hold a Ph.D. in a discipline relevant to the project, such as Bioinformatics, Bio-Statistics, Bio-Mathematics, or Life Sciences with a substantial quantitative or computational component.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, a comprehensive CV, a list of publications, and contact details for two or three academic references to:

University of Zurich
Closing date
February 18th, 2024
Posted on
January 18th, 2024 22:00
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January 18th, 2024 22:00