Job ID: 12448

Post-doctoral position in Lausanne/Switzerland

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 31 May 2021

City: Lausanne

Country: Switzerland

Institution: University of Lausanne

Department:

Description:

Postdoc position in neurophysiology of sleep and wakefulness

The group of Prof. Mehdi Tafti, at the Department of biomedical Sciences, is seeking for a motivated postdoc to work on a multidisciplinary project aiming to investigate the role of subcortical brain structures in the regulation of vigilance states.

Expected start date in position is 01.06.2021 or to be agreed. Contract length is 1 year, renewable depending on the performance, with activity rate of 100%.

The successful candidate will use state-of-the-art tools for in vivo electrophysiology of specific cell-types using multisite fiber photometry combined with optogenetics and neuroanatomy approaches, to investigate the interplay between subcortical structures during sleep and innate behaviors in control and hypocretin (orexin) knockout mice.

In order to complete our team, we are looking for someone with the following skills:
– PhD in neurobiology, neuroscience, or a related field
– In vivo electrophysiology in behaving rodents
– Experience with fiber photometry or optogenetics techniques
– Stereotaxic surgery, histology, and confocal microscopy
– Previous experience in sleep research is desired

We offer a nice working place in an interdisciplinary and international group, with competitive salary. Opportunity to learn various techniques established in the lab.

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