Job Opportunities

At the CMC we are always interested in supporting grant applications by competitive candidates who look for a host lab. Several funding opportunities exist at the Swiss National Science Foundation or at the European Research Council.

If you have a competitive CV, an attractive research concept in the field of cardiovascular research and you are looking for an internationally renowned host laboratory, feel free to contact us and we will consider supporting you in your application procedure.

Call for post-doc and PhD positions


Post-doc and PhD positions are available in the laboratory of Francesco Paneni at the Center for Molecular Cardiology, University of Zurich to work on the field of epigenetics and cardiovascular disease. Research work in our laboratory integrates basic and clinical research through a translational approach. Our research has the ambition to unveil new epigenetic networks (DNA methylation, histone modifications, and non-coding RNAs) and relevant transcriptional programs orchestrating vascular and cardiac oxidative stress, inflammation and dysmetabolism. The understanding of chromatin dynamics and RNA biology in this setting will be invaluable for the development of mechanism-based therapeutic strategies. These objectives will be accomplished by state-of-the-art technologies (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, single-cell analysis), genetically engineered animal models and unique, deeply characterized cohorts within Switzerland and other European countries.
If you are interested in joining our lab please send your CV, publication list and at least one contact reference at:

Prof. Dr. med. Francesco Paneni
Cardiovascular Epigenetics & Regenerative Medicine
Center for Molecular Cardiology
Universitätsspital Zürich-Klinik für Kardiologie
University of Zürich
Wagistrasse 12, 8952 Schlieren
Tel: +41-44-6355096
Fax: +41-44-6356827