Connecting European Neuroscience

Ph.D. Student in Lausanne/Switzerland

06 July 2018

Ph.D. Student in Lausanne/Switzerland

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Applications are invited for a funded PhD position, at the Department of Physiology of University of Lausanne, to work on a multidisciplinary project aiming to investigate the role of cortical and subcortical brain structures in vigilance state regulation. The successful candidate will combine state-of-the-art tools for in vivo electrophysiology (multisite LFP/unit recordings, fiber photometry), optogenetics, and neuroanatomy approaches to investigate the interplay between cortical and subcortical structures during sleep and behavioral tasks in mice. The successful candidate has opportunities to learn various techniques stablished in the lab. At least 60% of the working time will be dedicated to personal research. Expected start date in position is between September 2018 and November 2018 (flexible). Contract length is 1 year, renewable 2 x 2 years, maximum 5 years.

Your qualifications: MSc in life science (with focus on neuroscience); in vivo extracellular electrophysiology; fluency in English (oral and written); aptitude for scientific research and highly motivated. Desired qualifications: previous experience in sleep research; experience in histology and confocal microscopy;
Experience in optogenetics; programming and statistical experience. We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diversified and dynamic academic environment, opportunities for professional training. Possibilities of continuous training, a lot of activities and other benefits to discover. Applicants should submit a motivation letter, CV, last diploma and letters from references. Only applications through this website ( will be taken into account. For further information please contact Prof. Mehdi Tafti (, Department of Physiology, University of Lausanne.

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1 year, renewable 2 x 2 years, maximum 5 years
University of Lausanne

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Mojtaba Bandarabadi
Rue du Bugnon 7
+41 21 692 55 00

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