Job ID: 119295

Postdoc in translational vision neuroscience

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 1 September 2024

City: Fribourg

Country: Switzerland

Institution: University of Fribourg

Department: Neural and Movement Sciences


The Laboratory of Systems Neuroscience at the Faculty of Medicine and Natural Sciences of the University of Freiburg / Fribourg, CH, is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist to join our team. The successful candidate will contribute to pioneering research in vision health and disorders, including developmental dyslexia, hemianopia, and other visual impairments. This position offers an opportunity to drive forward innovative research by investigating neural circuit mechanisms using animal models and translating these findings to patient populations.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Conduct innovative research in visual neuroscience, focusing on translational studies in conditions such as developmental dyslexia and hemianopia. 
  • Utilize animal models (monkeys or mice) to explore neural circuit mechanisms and apply these insights to human studies. 
  • Collaborate with an interdisciplinary team to design and perform behavioral and neurophysiological experiments. 
  • Contribute to academic teaching and mentoring within the university. 


  • PhD in Neuroscience or a related field. 
  • Proven record of accomplishment of publications in visual neuroscience. 
  • Proficiency in neuroscientific data analysis. 
  • Experience with behavioral and neurophysiological experiments in animals or humans. 
  • Excellent command of English; knowledge of German or French is an advantage. 
  • Strong commitment to pursuing an academic career and high personal dedication. 


What We Offer: 

  • An internationally recognized research environment in visual neuroscience. 
  • Opportunities to conduct studies with humans, macaque monkeys, or mice. 
  • Access to advanced methods for brain activity measurement and manipulation. 
  • Resources including state of the art animal facilities, human car, and flight simulator platforms. 
  • Established collaborations with local hospitals and schools for experimental research. 
  • Integration into a productive and supportive international research team. 
  • Outstanding natural and outdoor activities in the surrounding area. 


Application Process: 

Interested candidates should submit their application documents, including a CV, certificates, a letter of recommendation, and the names of two referees, as a single PDF file to: Prof. Dr. Michael C. Schmid at Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.