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Postdoctoral Positions in Developmental Neurobiology and Chromatin Regulation

Two fully funded postdoctoral positions are immediately available in the research group of Filippo M. Rijli at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI), Basel, Switzerland.


The Rijli group is supported by funding from ERC, SNF, and Novartis Research Foundation and focuses on investigating the role of transcription and epigenetic factors in chromatin regulation during mouse craniofacial and brain circuit development, as well as human and mouse neural crest-derived cartilage regeneration and reprogramming (e.g. Science 2006, 2013, 2017; Cell Rep 2015, 2017, 2020; Nature Genetics 2021; Nature Comm 2023; more information on the group webpage).


Our projects


Two main projects are currently available. The first one studies the transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of the response to spontaneous activity during the development of neurons of the highly topographic whisker-to-barrel somatosensory circuit in the mouse. The second project focuses on studying the chromatin mechanisms underlying the reprogramming and regeneration potential and plasticity of adult human and mouse neural crest-derived nasal cartilage.


About you


·        You have a Doctorate Degree in developmental neurobiology, developmental neuroepigenetics, stem cell and/or developmental biology, or related fields.

·        You have strong interest in gene and chromatin regulation with a significant track record.

·        You are passionate about developmental neurobiology and want to contribute to cutting-edge research.

·        You are skilled in bulk and/or single-cell approaches for chromatin and transcriptional profiling and have experience with mouse and/or cell culture work.


We offer


·        A 3-year contract, with possibility of further extension.

·        A competitive compensation and benefit package.

·        A very dynamic, stimulating, and collaborative research environment.

  • An international working environment that strives to be inclusive to people from diverse backgrounds.

Start date: as soon as possible




Please submit your application electronically at including a CV, the names and e-mail addresses of three referees, research experience and interests, and a motivation letter. Application will be reviewed continuously; initial selection will be based on credentials and qualifications. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.


For further information, please contact Filippo Rijli (

About the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI)

About the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI)

Located in the vibrant city of Basel, Switzerland, the FMI is a world-class biomedical research institute affiliated with the University of Basel and Novartis Biomedical Research. With an international staff of about 330 people, including more than 160 postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, the FMI is focused on fundamental research in the fields of genome regulation, multicellular systems and neurobiology.

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