Job ID: 97080

PhD Student Position in Neuroscience at the University of Lausanne

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 13 November 2022

Employment Start Date: 1 January 2023

Contract Length: 1 year (renewable to maximum 4 years)

City: Lausanne

Country: Switzerland

Institution: University of Lausanne

Department: Department of Fundamental Neurosciences


A PhD student 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 project will focus on mitochondria in astrocytes and mitochondrial uncoupling aiming at characterizing their role in these pathologies and in aging.

Your responsibilities

The successful candidate will work in an interdisciplinary environment. Experimental approaches will make 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 candidate 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.

Your qualifications

Applicants should have a background in biology, biochemistry, or engineering, and have keen interest in imaging and biophysical approaches of biological research. Conditions and remuneration will be according to the regulations of the Swiss National Science Foundation for doctoral students.

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. PhD students of our lab are enrolled in the Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School.

Your application

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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