Job Information

  • Description:

    Titre: PhD student in Neurophysiology



    UNIL is a leading international teaching and research institution, with over 5,000 employees and 15,500 students splitbetween its Dorigny campus, CHUV and Epalinges. As an employer, UNIL encourages excellence, individual recognition•and responsibility.



    The Center for Integrative Genomics of the University of Lausanne invites applications for a PhD Student position in the research group of Dr Sophie Croizier. The Croizier lab works on the role of guidance molecules in the formation of hypothalamic circuits controlling energy and glucose homeostasis. For more details, please consult the current website ofthe group:


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    Expected start date: 01.09.2021 or to be discussed

    Contract length: 1 year, renewable, maximum 4 years.   

    Activity rate: 85%

    Workplace: University of Lausanne, Center for Integrative Genomics (CIG),


    Your responsibilities

    The successful candidate will work on the lab project to determine the role of EphrinB3 in the excitability of POMC neurons and its role in type 2 diabetes etiology. This work will rely on multidisciplinary approaches including microscopy/imageanalysis, stereotaxic surgeries, electrophysiology, and mouse physiology.


    Your qualifications

    In order to complete our team, we are looking for someone with the following skills:

    • Experience in histological approaches
    • Experience in mouse physiology (glucose homeostasis)
    • Authorization for animal experimentation is advised
    • Dynamic, and enthusiastic student with a master thesis in life science, interested in working in a highly interactive environment
    • Excellent command of oral and written English


    What the position offers you

    We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diversified and dynamic academic environment, opportunities forprofessional training. Possibilities of continuous training, a lot of activities and other benefits to discover.


    Contact for further information

    Sophie Croizier, PhD



    Your application

    Deadline: 12.06.2021              

    Please send your full application in pdf. The complete application should contain:

    • Motivation letter
    • Curriculum vitae including lists of publications, conferences, awards and a description of experimental ·



    Additional information

    UNIL is committed to equal opportunities and diversity, UNIL supportsearly career researchers,

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  • Level: Master degree
  • Period: 1 year, renewable max 4 years
  • Location: UNIL, Center for Integrative Genomics
  • Starts On: Sept. 1, 2021, 8:40 a.m.

Job Requirements

  • Skills:

    Experience in histological approaches
    Experience in mouse physiology (glucose homeostasis)
    Authorization for animal experimentation is advised

  • Education Required:

    Master degree in Neuroscience, Neurophysiology, Biology

Company Information

    Genopode building
    Lausanne Vaud 1015

Contact Information

  • Sophie Croizier
  • Contact Method:

    Please submit your application on the job URL provided