current vacancies in our lab

Postdoc position to investigate composition and function of human hnRNP complexes

The Mühlemann laboratory at the University of Bern, Switzerland, which is associated with the Swiss national research center for RNA & Disease (, has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow. The position is fully funded for 2 years by a collaborative research grant shared with the Blencowe, Allain and Novacek labs and has the potential to be extended. Starting date is April 1, 2022, or upon mutual agreement.

Candidates must have a PhD in molecular biology or biochemistry and a sound practical and theoretical background in RNA biology.
If you...

• are a highly skilled biochemist who enjoys purifying protein complexes from cells
• love the analysis of large data sets
• are excited to participate in the collaborative quest of elucidating the structure and functions of a recently re-discovered hnRNP complex termed the ribonucleosome in human cells
• are an ambitious, top motivated, rigorous scientist used to working and thinking independently
• have ample social skills, like to work in a team and help junior scientists

...then you are the person we are looking for.

We offer a scientifically stimulating, international, team-oriented working environment, access to state of the art technology and lots of exciting research.
Applications should be submitted electronically as a single PDF, consisting of a motivation letter, your CV and publication list, and the coordinates of three academic references, to until February 25, 2022. Additional information can be obtained from Oliver Mühlemann.


Position for PhD student to investigate the role of nonsense- mediated mRNA decay (NMD) in cancer

The Mühlemann laboratory has an opening for a new PhD student (fully funded position for 4 years). The laboratory is associated with the Swiss national research center for RNA & Disease ( and the starting date is March 1, 2022, or upon mutual agreement.

We are looking for a top motivated, team-oriented young scientist with a sound theoretical and practical background in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology and with a passion for RNA biology. Basic skills in bioinformatics would be a plus. We offer the opportunity to work in a scientifically thriving environment and to develop an internationally competitive research project revolving around the role of NMD in cancer. The successful candidate will join the RNA biology Ph.D. program (

Interested candidates must have a MSc degree and should send their application, consisting of a motivation letter, a CV, and the contact details of three previous advisors/mentors, as a single pdf to until February 25, 2022.