Connecting European Neuroscience

Post-doctoral position in Lausanne/Switzerland

23 October 2020

Post-doctoral position in Lausanne/Switzerland

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The Aging and Muscle Metabolism lab is seeking to recruit one Postdoc to investigate organelle contact sites and pathways implicated in organelle quality control, particularly mitochondria and lipid droplets.

The project aims to unravel molecular mechanisms and physiological functions of proteins isoforms and their role in inter-organelle communication. This assignment is part of our larger mission to identify new molecular actors and pathways implicated in neuromuscular diseases and metabolic dysfunctions that come with muscle wasting and/or aging. The project will start on one targeted protein identified as a potentially novel organelle tether. It will entail a multidisciplinary mix of molecular biology, cellular and zebrafish genetics, in combination with state-of-the-art imaging and computational biology techniques.

Your qualifications
The ideal candidate should be a highly motivated scientist and critical thinker with a PhD degree in biology or related discipline. Good team player with a solid theoretical and practical knowledge of molecular biology, cell biology and physiology. A strong knowledge of genetic models, particularly zebrafish, is an advantage as well as past experience in organelle contact sites. Excellent spoken and written English is indispensable. Willingness and interest in developing multiple projects in the broader fields of translational research/molecular biology is a necessity.
Funding for the positions is available, although application to personal, international fellowship programs will be encouraged.

Your application
To apply, please send a single PDF file including a motivation letter describing why you are interested in joining our group, a CV including scientific publications, your BS+MS+PhD grades, and contact details for 3 or more referees to Please also state clearly where you have seen this call.

Start of employment: as soon as possible.
Application: ongoing until the position is filled.

Job Information

Contract length:
1 year, renewable based on funding availability
University of Lausanne
Department of Biomedical Sciences

Contact Information

Francesca Amati
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Bugnon 7
1005 Lausanne

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