Internship Position

Overview of the position:

A position is available in the laboratory of Professor Alexandre Reymond, at the Center for Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne to support scientists working on the genetic basis of intellectual disability using a large-scale mouse knockout analysis within a multidisciplinary perspective, combining mouse and human genetics, and developmental neurobiology. More specifically, the position is to carry out high-throughput image analysis in the mouse brain. This involves some manual measurements of specific regions of the brain using ImageJ software.

The objective is to identify novel human cognition genes by screening abnormal morphology of the mouse brain. You will be responsible for the morphometric analysis of 78 areas throughout the striatum, hippocampus and cerebellum.

Following a period of training, you must be able to work independently with minimal supervision, to implement the objective of the position.

Main responsibilities:
• To deliver brain images analyses on a weekly basis (working hours to be discussed depending on availability)
• To assist, if necessary, in the staining of the brain samples
• To interact regularly with other members of the research team

Candidate profile:
•   Baccalaureate
•   Willing to gain experience in a scientific laboratory
•   Ability to work independently and as part of a team
•    CH or EU citizen

To apply:
Please send a letter of motivation with Curriculum Vitae to

It is hoped that the appointee will be able to take up the post as soon as possible.

Application Deadline: 15th of February, 2014