Career and Research Support

What do I do with my academic degree? | Job Talk: Non-academic pathways after your PhD in Neuroscience | Career advice from LNDS alumni | An inspiring TED talk | Infos and hints for early career researchers

What do I do with my academic degree?




Career help from university services



Career counseling service

Service d'orientation et conseil (e.g. for CV checks)

Graduate Campus

Graduate campus (coaching and counseling)

Service Egalité

Service d'egalité (coaching and career support, e.g. PROWD - Professional Women with Doctorate)


Job Talk: Non-academic pathways after your PhD in Neuroscience

The Job Talk website provides an overview of professional pathways of neuroscience alumni in the format of Informational interviews; very intersting and prefect to get an idea what is possible after your PhD apart from an academic career ...

Career advice from LNDS alumni


An inspiring TED talk

Mariana Cerdeira | TEDxHUBerlin


Infos and hints for early career researchers

  • StartingDoc
    StartingDoc is a "group-mentoring" program addressed to women starting their PhD at the universities of Lausanne, Geneva, Neuchâtel, Fribourg and the EPFL. The program offers useful tools to succeed through your academic path and facilitates the constitution of networks and the transmission of information between more advanced and novice women.
  • SfN Career Development Webinars
    SfN webinars are free online training and informational events for the neuroscience community. The webinars cover a wide range of professional development and neuroscience-related topics to help you stay abreast of the latest information and best practices in the field year round.


  • The website "Beyond the doctorate" hosted by the University of Neuchatel is designed to help those who are reaching the end of their doctorate, or have already completed it, and are seeking information concerning possibilities of pursuing their research career, wondering about the conditions regarding this choice and/or would like tips regarding possible alternative paths. If you are envisioning an academic career in particular, you might want to have a look at the brochure "Guide pratique de la relève académique" published by the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of UNIL (in French only for the moment).



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Do you want to share information with other LN PhD students about travel grants, training opportunities, or other?

Please e-mail the LN Coordinator with the link!!

FBM Doctoral School - Amphipôle 316 - CH-1015 Lausanne
Tel. +41 21 692 40 14
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