Job ID: 97104

Post-doctoral position in Neuroscience at the Universtity of Lausanne

Position: Post-doctoral Position

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 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.

Your responsibilities

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 candidate will also be required to apply molecular biology approaches, stereotaxic viral vector injections and immunofluorescence. The project will include the optimization of imaging and optogenetic tools.

Your qualifications

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 ¬†cell biology, mitochondrial physiology, primary cell culture, optogenetics, and fluorescence imaging.

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.

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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