The University of Lausanne is a higher teaching and research institution composed of seven faculties where approximately 15,000 students and nearly 5,000 collaborators, professors, and researchers work and study.
Ideally situated along the lake of Geneva, near Lausanne's city center, its campus brings together over 120 nationalities.
A PhD student position is available at the Department of Fundamentals Neurosciences (DNF) of the University of Lausanne to study the role of glial cells in cortical circuit development and degeneration, using the transgenic mice models of neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders as a model system.
Expected start date in position : 01.07.2019 or to be agreed
Contract length : 1 year, renewable 2 x 2 years, maximum 5 years
Activity rate : 100 %
Workplace : Lausanne, Rue du Bugnon 9
In our laboratory we aim at understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating postnatal development of astrocytes.
The PhD student will use Cre-Lox recombination, in vivo microdialysis, FACS sorting, in-utero and ex-utero electroporation, transcriptome sequencing, cell biology and imaging approaches and analysis (EM, TIRF and confocal imaging).
Parts of the project will involve the study of behavioral and cognitive phenotypes of transgenic mice models.
We are looking for an open-minded, and motivated doctoral student, ideally having completed a Master in Neuroscience. Ideal candidates should possess a good scientific appetite and a willingness to succeed.
Fluency in spoken and written English is a strong requirement. Experience in electrophysiology, optical methods, cell biology is welcome and will be an advantage.
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