Postdoctoral position on neuroscience and metabolism - Rodent studies

WorkplaceLausanne, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland

The Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is one of the most dynamic university campuses in Europe and ranks among the top 20 universities worldwide. The EPFL employs 6,000 people supporting the three main missions of the institutions: education, research and technology transfer. The EPFL campus offers an exceptional working environment at the heart of a community of 16,000 people, including over 10,000 students and 3,500 researchers from 120 different countries.

Your mission :
Investigate the link between metabolism and neuronal function and behavior. Candidates with strong background in metabolism or in the dissection of circuit function in the context of behavior are also welcome.

Main duties and responsibilities include :

  • Strong expertise in one or several of the following areas: brain metabolism; analyses of mitochondrial structure and function; molecular and epigenetic approaches; neural circuit characterization.
  • Additional experience on behavioral studies in rodents would be an asset.

Your profile :
  • Have a PhD and be able to work independently and in collaboration.
  • He/she must have excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as a strong publication track-record.

We offer :
Research conducted at the Laboratory of Behavioral Genetics (?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">,
Brain Mind Institute, EPFL, a center dedicated to exploring higher brain functions across multiple levels, from gene expression to cognition and emotional processing.

Start date :
Applications will be reviewed from November 10th 2018, and search will continue being open until position is filled

Term of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)

Work rate :

Duration :
The contract is for 1 year (renewable up to 4 years

Interested candidates should send a SINGLE pdf including CV, a brief research statement and the contact details of 3 reference persons to: Prof. Carmen Sandi,

Reference :
Job Nb 691

In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 2802605.