Job ID: 97078
Post-doctoral position in Neuroscience at the University of Lausanne
Position: Post-doctoral Position
Deadline: 13 November 2022
Employment Start Date: 1 January 2023
Contract Length: 1 year (renewable maximum 1 year)
Institution: University of Lausanne
Department: Department of Fundamental Neurosciences
A post-doctoral position in Neuroscience is available in the group of Prof. Jean-Yves Chatton starting January 2023. We are interested in brain metabolism with our research projects centered on neuronal activity-glial cells coupling. We are currently investigating the impact of these interactions in neurodegenerative diseases and epilepsy. The offered project will focus on mitochondria in astrocytes and mitochondrial uncoupling aiming at characterizing their role in these pathologies and in aging.
The successful candidate will work in an interdisciplinary environment. The lab makes extensive use of electrophysiology and dynamic cellular imaging techniques (wide-field, one- and two-photon confocal fluorescence microscopy) applied to acute brain slices and primary cell studies. The candidates will also be required to apply molecular biology approaches, stereotaxic viral vector injections and immunofluorescence. Projects will include the optimization of imaging and optogenetic tools.
Applicants should hold a PhD with a neuroscience background and have experience with in vitro, ex vivo or in vivo rodent brain research.
–> The candidate is expected to have previous experience in ex vivo brain slices electrophysiology, channel biophysics, stereotaxic injections, and optogenetics; fluorescence imaging is a plus.
What the position offers you
The Department of Fundamental Neurosciences hosts state-of-the-art facilities. We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diverse and dynamic academic environment with great opportunities for professional training.
To apply for this job, please send a cover letter, your curriculum vitae with past research background and accomplishments, a copy of your degrees and the name of three references.
Deadline: November 13, 2022
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