Job Ad, 14/10/2022

PhD student position in Neurology

The deadline for the application is 9 th November 2022 // Institution: Vetsuisse Faculty, University Bern, Switzerland

The Division of Clinical Neurology has an open position as PhD for a project together with the Division of Neurological Sciences (Anna Oevermann) investigating the tumor immune microenvironment (TIME) including tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) in canine and feline brain tumors. The project is embedded into a larger research initiative to develop an immunotherapeutical
approach as adjunctive approach in antitumor therapy. For this laboratory-based project, a number of research techniques including cell isolation procedures, cell culture, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry and RNA sequencing will be applied. A close relation to Clinical Neurology is encouraged with the option to get involved in an ECVN residency program.
The PhD student will work in a multidisciplinary environment, receive committed scientific supervision and will be affiliated to the Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences (GCB) of the University Bern. Remuneration will be according to the guidelines of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF).
The PhD student must fulfil the requirements for acceptance of the Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences (GCB) of the University Bern, must be highly motivated and able to work independently as well as in a team. Research results will be presented by the PhD student at international meetings. Therefore, good knowledge of written and spoken English is expected.

For further details or for an informal discussion about the PhD project, contact Prof. Veronika Stein (

If you are interested in the position we are looking forward to receive your electronical application that should be sent to Vanessa Burch ( and should include a CV, letter of intent, and two reference letters.

The deadline for the application is 9th November 2022