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Opening for SNSF-selected Assistant Professor in Neuroscience


The Department of Fundamental Neurosciences (DNF, at the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne (UNIL) seeks to support applicants for the Eccellenza Professorial Fellowships awarded each year by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF, application deadline Feb-1st-2022). Candidates with basic or translational neuroscience research lines with a particular competence in systems or computational neurosciences are encouraged to apply.  Eligible candidates possess requisites including at least two years of research activity at a Swiss Research Centre, Swiss nationality or a Swiss higher education degree (SNSF criteria: SNSF-awarded candidate(s) will be appointed as non-tenure track Assistant Professors at UNIL.


Candidate profile

Applicants have an outstanding track record and wish to develop an independent research group within the DNF and the Faculty of Biology and Medicine in Lausanne. Candidates with strong communication skills to foster intra- and interdepartmental interactions and participate in teaching are particularly welcome.


The DNF offer

The DNF will sponsor the application of the pre-selected candidate(s) to the SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellowship and act as a host institution. The SNSF Eccellenza program covers the candidate’s salary and provides project funds of up to 1,000,000 Swiss Francs for a 5-year period.


To complement the SNSF funding, the DNF will provide laboratory facilities, administrative support, and access to core facilities (mouse/fly behaviours and imaging on site). The DNF is located near the Lausanne city center within the cantonal hospital Campus. The DNF counts 13 research groups interested in synaptic and network function in basic and pathophysiological behaviors. The DNF merges studies across species including drosophila, rodents and humans. Lausanne has a vibrant international life sciences community (i.e. UNIL-neuroscience, Center for Psychiatric Neurosciences, EPFL), it is embedded in the larger Lemanic Neuroscience Network, and provides a high standard of living. The University of Lausanne is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer committed to excellence through diversity .



Applications should include a complete CV with publications, a short motivation letter, a one-page summary of current and proposed research, and contact details of 3 referees. Applications should be submitted as a single pdf to . The deadline for receipt of applications is October 24th, 2021. Short-listed candidates will be invited for a 1-day Symposium/Interview (mid-November), for a visit of the DNF facilities and meeting DNF Faculty and researchers.







Post-doctoral position in Neuroscience

Career Opportunities: Post-doctoral position in Neuroscience (18344)

UNIL is a leading international teaching and research institution, with over 5,000 employees and 17,000 students split between its Dorigny campus, CHUV and Epalinges. As an employer, UNIL encourages excellence, individual recognition and responsibility.

Candidates are invited to apply for a postdoctoral position, at the Department of Fundamental Neurosciences (DNF) at UNIL. The aim of this project is to study monoaminergic signaling in the context of sleep regulation and functions.

Job information
Expected start date in position : 01.01.2022
Contract length : 1 year
Activity rate : 100 %
Workplace : City of Lausanne, quartier UNIL-Bugnon, DNF

Your responsibilities
Develop the use of imaging techniques in combination with sleep recordings in mouse
Develop existing behavioral experimentation for multilevel probing during sleep
Develop existing analytic tools in the lab
Transfer skills and knowledge to other team members
Write competitive proposals for postdoctoral grant applications
Present and discuss your results within the team and at national and international meetings

Your qualifications
You are an ambitious, highly motivated and team-oriented researcher with a PhD in quantitative systems neuroscience, interested in combining your expertise with state-of-the art sleep monitoring and analysis in mouse. Prior experience with animal experimentation, electrophysiology and imaging techniques is advantageous. The candidate should have knowledge in Matlab-based analysis and demonstrate aptitude in written and spoken English.

What the position offers you
A nice, multicultural, diverse, dynamic and equal opportunity academic working environment, with a variety of opportunities for professional training. In addition, both UNIL and the DNF offer continuous possibilities for training, activities and other benefits.

Contact for further information
Prof. A. Luthi                                   
Department of Fundamental Neurosciences

University of Lausanne
Rue du Bugnon 9
1005 Lausanne, Switzerland

Your application
Deadline : 01.11.2021
Please, send your full application in a pdf-file that should contain: CV (with names and addresses of 3 reference persons), motivation letter, publication list, research statement, one reprint of a published article.
Only applications through this website will be taken into account.
We thank you for understanding.

Additional information
UNIL is committed to equal opportunities and diversity.

UNIL supports early career researchers.


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