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PostDoc position in extraction and proteins analysis

Closing Date
WorkplaceCMU Genève, Rue Michel-Servet 1, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland
Duration18 months
Job StartIdeally : April 2022

The School of pharmaceutical sciences promotes pharmaceutical sciences through excellence in education and research and assists in specific activities in humanity pharmacy. The School takes on a strong responsibility to maintain high-quality training of all professionals involved in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences.
The School has state-of-the-art facilities and attracts researchers from all over the world. It benefits from excellent relationships with stakeholders, extensive collaborations with the pharmaceutical industry and health care providers. In a few years, the Section became a key player for pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences in the Lake Geneva and the Arc Alpin regions


The project consists in developing an efficient methodology for the extraction of allergenic proteins from peanuts (Arachis hypogaea L., Fabaceae). The protein extract will be dried, analyzed, and characterized. The samples will be evaluated in bioassays in collaboration with senior scientists from our laboratory. Based on the knowledge gained, similar techniques will be developed for the formulation of other aqueous extracts of plants containing allergenic proteins. The project will be run in collaboration with the pediatric unit of Geneva University Hospitals and the Phytochemistry and Bioactive Natural Products Unit of the Faculty of Science.


Ph.D. in protein extraction and analysis, or natural products, or a related discipline. The candidate will be expected to learn new techniques and develop new avenues of research. The successful candidate should have a strong background in protein extraction and protein analysis. The knowledge of different labeling techniques will be an asset. The ability to conduct independent research and excellent communication skills are essential.The ability to conduct animal experiments would be an asset.

We offer

The salary will follow the standards of the University of Geneva

Contact and Address

Send your full application to : Dr. Emerson Ferreira Queiroz (emerson.ferreiraunige.ch), Prof. Eric Allémann (eric.allemannunige.ch)



0041 (0)22 379 3641


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