Open Positions

Master Students and Medical Students

We have openings for motivated UZH and ETH students with a strong interest in immunology.

Biology/Biomedicine Master thesis position
Doctoral position for medical students (6-12 month):
Immune Regulation by TIGIT

We are looking for:

… a highly motivated student with an interest in immunology. The student should either have completed his/her bachelor studies in biology or biomedicine or his/her master studies in medicine. We search for a student who is interested in T cell biology and regulation of the immune response to join our lab for 6-12 months.

Project outline:

Our group studies mechanisms of immune regulation, which are important for the control of the adaptive immune response. Within the framework of this master work, we would like to investigate the role of the co-inhibitory receptor TIGIT in regulating T cell responses via a metabolic switch. We will address this question by using a variety of in vitro and in vivo approaches, which will allow us to shed light on the potential metabolic changes that are induced by TIGIT signaling.

Techniques you will learn:

Cell culture techniques, in vitro T cell differentiation, colorimetric assays, 3H-thymidine incorporation assays, flow cytometry analysis, primary cell isolation, animal work.

Interested candidates should send their CV and a few sentences on why they would like to join our lab to Nicole Joller.

PhD Students

PhD students are exclusively recruited through the Microbiology and Immunology program of the Life Science Zurich Graduate School.

Application deadlines are July 1st and December 1st every year.


We are always looking for exceptional and highly motivated post-docs with a passion for science and interest in immune regulation and the interplay of different immune compartments. Interested applicants should contact me via e-mail to discuss possible funding schemes or project ideas (please include your CV and a short paragraph outlining your scientific interests and what you hope to achieve during your postdoctoral time).