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PhD Student Position in Brain Autophagy

A PhD student position in the Department of Fundamental Neurosciences, UNIL is available in the group of Prof. Vassiliki Nikoletopoulou starting October 2024. We are interested in brain autophagy with our research projects centered on molecularly characterizing selective autophagy mechanisms in neurons and reveal their roles in synapses. This project will focus on studying autophagy-dependent protein secretion in the healthy, aged and diseased brain.


Expected start date: 01.10.2024, negotiable
Contract length: 1 year (renewable to maximum 4 years)
Activity rate: 100 %
Workplace: University of Lausanne, Department of Fundamental Neurosciences, Switzerland
Conditions and remuneration will be according to the regulations of the Swiss National Science Foundation for doctoral students.

Your responsibilities
The candidate will be expected to master and apply state of the art techniques in biochemistry, dynamic cellular imaging and molecular biology. The experimental toolbox for this project will also include stereotaxic injections into mouse brains, FACS-sorting of cells and vesicles and proteomic analyses.

Your qualifications
Applicants should have a background in cellular and molecular biology techniques, biochemistry or imaging, and have a keen interest in neuroscience.

What the position offers you
The successful candidate will work in the department of fundamental neurosciences, fostering an international, diverse, vibrant and interdisciplinary environment. Our department hosts state-of-the-art facilities and dynamic exchanges with other UNIL departments and the wider life sciences community of the lac Leman region. PhD students are enrolled in the Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School.

Contact for further information
Prof. Vassiliki Nikoletopoulou, PhD University of Lausanne, Dept. of Fundamental Neurosciences Rue du Bugnon 9, CH-1005 Lausanne - SWITZERLAND Phone: +41 21 692 5137 Email: Website:

How to apply
To apply for this job, please send a cover letter, your curriculum vitae with past research background and accomplishments, a copy of your degrees and the name of three references, as a single pdf file. Deadline: July 5, 2024
Apply here (only applications received via the website will be considered)

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Additional information
UNIL is committed to equal opportunities and diversity
UNIL supports early career researchers