Open position as PhD student in Neurodevelopmental biology at the CIG, UNIL (CH)

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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.


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 of the group:

Job information

Expected start date: 01.01.2022 or to be discussed

Contract length: 1 year, renewable, maximum 3 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 untangle the molecular mechanisms underlying the development of the sexually dimorphic stress-related feeding-circuits This work will rely on multidisciplinary approaches including molecular biology, 3D cultures, histology and microscopy/image analysis, stereotaxic surgeries, and mouse behavior/physiology.

Contact for further information

Dr Sophie Croizier, PhD


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 (food intake)
  • 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, diverse and dynamic academic environment. Opportunities for professional training, a lot of activities and other benefits to discover.

Your application

Deadline : 07.11.2021

Please, send your full application in Word or PDF.
Only applications through this website will be taken into account.

We thank you for your understanding.