Roberto Coppari


PhD and post-doctoral positions

The laboratory directed by Prof. Roberto Coppari has been supported by several internationally and nationally competitive grants (e.g. European Research Council, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Swiss National Science Foundation grants). Thus, the laboratory is well-equipped and well-funded. It is currently looking for very motivated applicants interested in working on diabetes and/or cancer research. The team is particularly interested in considering applications from people wishing to pursue a career in science.
Several open positions at the level of Graduate Student and Post-Doctoral fellow are currently available. Please note that with the goal of identifying new molecular targets for better anti-diabetes therapy the laboratory aims at unraveling mechanisms permitting life without insulin. With the goal of identifying new molecular targets for better anti-cancer therapy, it exploits the outcomes of metabolic challenges to unravel cancer vulnerabilities.

If you are interested in embarking on challenging and rewarding projects in the aforementioned topics, please contact Prof. Roberto Coppari at the following email address: roberto.coppari(at)
In the subject of your email please write: application_diabetes_cancer. Please, also provide a copy of your curriculum vitae and 2 or 3 letters of reference.