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EPFL offers an exceptional research and training environment with state-of-the-art facilities. The working language at EPFL is English. Laboratory of Biomaterials for Immunoengineering (Tang lab @ EPFL) is located on the 2nd floor of the new MED building (east side). We are actively looking for highly motivated and talented students and postdocs to join our laboratory.


A Postdoctoral position in immunoengineering is immediately available (updated 01/07/2019)

Please apply by filling the Google form using the link

A postdoctoral research position in immunoengineering projects are immediately available in the Tang lab ( at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. The salaries and benefits for postdoctoral researchers are internationally competitive at EPFL (starts from € 70’000.00 gross per annum). The working language is English.

Tang lab’s research aims to develop novel strategies to probe and engineer immunity, an emerging field called ‘immunoengineering’, through chemical and physical means. We are developing interdisciplinary approaches for safer and more effective immunotherapies and vaccines. Please see the following articles for more information:

1.      “Enhancing T-cell Therapy Through TCR Signaling-Responsive Nanoparticle Drug Delivery”, Nat. Biotech. 2018, 36, 707-716. Cover story of Nature Biotechnology, Volume 36 Issue 8, August 2018. 

2.      “Neoantigen Vaccine Delivery for Personalized Anticancer Immunotherapy”, Front. Immunol. 2018, 9, 1499. More than 11,780 total views. 

Postdoctoral position description

The candidate will work on developing novel vaccine delivery strategies for cancer neoantigens. The candidate will utilize a new vaccine platform developed in Tang lab to engineer various responsive systems for enhanced safety and efficiency of personalized precision cancer vaccines. The candidate will lead an independent project with a close collaboration with a biotech start-up which has the expertise in predicting neoantigens in mouse and human. The project focuses on the translation of the new technology and aims for clinical evaluation. The postdoc candidate is expected to have strong expertise and experimental background in vaccines, drug delivery, nanomedicine, and cancer therapy studies with mouse models.

The successful applicants should have an excellent track record in scientific publications, including first-authored publications in tier 1 journals, as well as excellent scientific, record-keeping, and problem-solving skills. Interested postdoc candidates should fill the Google form using the link You will be contacted by Prof. Tang ( if you are selected for the next step.

Doctoral student

Highly motivated students (bachelor or master) with excellent academic achievements in a major field of Immunology, Cancer Biology, Chemistry, Polymer Science&Engineering, Bioengineering, Materials Science&Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or a closely related discipline, are encouraged to apply for EPFL doctoral programs (EDBB or EDMX or EDMS, see for details). Preference will be given to candidates with a strong research background in immunology/chemical synthesis and published scientific papers.

If you are interested in joining Tang Lab, please forward your CV, research statement (including experience and interest, max. 3 pages), and the contact information of 3 references to Prof. Tang ( If you are interested in getting Prof. Tang’s support to apply for graduate fellowships that can sponsor your graduate study at EPFL, including European or international scholarships (e.g., Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars, Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC)), please contact Prof. Tang directly.

Candidates with a four-year Bachelor Degree are also considered (depending on the undergraduate institution and study/research performance there).