Post-doctoral researcher in molecular biology, working on gene expression in the brain
Epfl
Lausanne, CH
vor 4 Std.

Your mission :

A Swiss National Science Foundation-funded postdoctoral position is available to investigate gene expression in the brain in a cell-type specific manner, in the Laboratory of Behavioral Genetics led by Prof. Carmen Sandi.

The project will connect differential gene expression in a cell type-specific manner with behavior, with a main focus on motivation and stress-related behavioral changes.

Main duties and responsibilities include :

  • Performing experiments to assess gene expression with different techniques (see your profile below).
  • Performing analyses on the gene expression data and associated behavioral and neurobiological correlates.
  • Your profile :

    We search candidates with a track record on the analyses of gene expression (e.g., RNA sequencing, RNAscope, Cartana) and bioinformatic skills.

  • Experience with Ribotag and / or TRAP approaches would be an asset. Expertise in one or several of the following areas will be additionally valued, but not required : behavioral testing;
  • mitochondria and metabolism; neural circuit characterization.

    The qualified candidate should have a PhD and able to work independently and in collaboration. He / she must have excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as a strong research track-record. We offer :

  • Excellent working conditions and competitive remuneration.
  • A multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural and stimulating environment.
  • Work will be performed at the Brain Mind Institute, EPFL, a center dedicated to exploring higher brain functions across multiple levels, from gene expression to cognition and emotional processing.
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