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Ph.D. Student in Bern/Switzerland

11 April 2018

Ph.D. Student in Bern/Switzerland

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A PhD position is available immediately in the laboratory of Prof. A. Adamantidis, at the University of Bern (Center for Experimental Neurology, Dept of Neurology, Inselspital). The Tidis Lab ( investigates the neural substrates of sleep states, sleep oscillations and sleep functions in mice using multidisciplinary approaches (see Nature 2007; Nat. Neurosci. 2013, 2016; and Science 2016).
We are seeking for a highly motivated candidate to contribute to our studies of the thalamo-cortical circuit mechanisms underlying sleep-wake states and sensory processing during sleep. The project involves state-of-the-art technologies including high-density/multi-site unit recordings or cellular network activity imaging (i.e., calcium imaging), optogenetics and sensory/cognitive phenotyping.

Requirements: We are seeking for an ambitious, highly motivated, independent and team-orientated PhD student with a strong interest in system neuroscience and sleep physiology who enjoys the technical challenge of cutting edge research. Experience with electrophysiology, optogenetics, signal analysis and computer programming (Matlab, Python, C++, etc.) will be an advantage. We offer a highly motivating, vibrant neuroscience environment with an outstanding technological background and infrastructure.

To apply: Please send applications including CV, motivation letter and 3 references (as a single PDF) by email to Prof. Antoine Adamantidis (

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University of Bern
Dept of Neurology

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Antoine Adamantidis
Inselspital University Hospital Bern, Freigburgstrasse 18

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