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Department of Molecular Life Sciences Hajnal group

Open Positions

Postdoctoral Scientists

Interested candidates who want to apply for their own grant support are encouraged to directly contact
Alex Hajnal.


PhD Students

We are looking for new PhD students and have two open projects:

  1. Systematic in vivo characterization of MAPK activity and its application in drug discovery.

  2. Metabolic regulation of RAS/MAPK-induced cell fate decisions.

We are recruiting PhD Studens exclusively via the Molecular Life Sciences and the Cancer Biology PhD Programs of the Life Science Graduate School in Zurich. Interested candidates are welcome to apply directly to lifescience-graduate school (see


Master Students

We are recruiting energetic and enthusiastic Masters thesis students to carry out projects on:

  • Apoptosis during C. elegans germ cell development
  • Cell invasion in C. elegans and mammalian cells 
  • Genetic- and drug-screens using microfluidic-based methods
  • Machine learning for automated image analysis

If you are interested, please contact Alex Hajnal.


Staff positions

Currently no openings.