PhD student in Neurophysiology, DSB, UNIL (CH)

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UNIL is a leading international teaching and research institution, with over 5,000 employees and 15,500 students split between its Dorigny campus, CHUV and Epalinges. As an employer, UNIL encourages excellence, individual recognition and responsibility.


The Department of Biomedical Sciences of the University of Lausanne invites applications for a PhD Student position in the research group of Prof. Fanny Langlet. The Langlet lab works on the role of peculiar glial cells named tanycytes in the regulation of energy balance, and aims to decipher the molecular mechanisms underlying tanycyte/arcuate neuron communications. For more details, please consult the current website of the group:

Job information

Expected start date: 01.03.2021 or to be discussed
Contract length: 1 year, renewable 2 x 2 years, maximum 5 years.
Activity rate: 85%
Workplace: University of Lausanne, CHUV, Department of Biomedical sciences (DBS,

Your responsibilities

The successful candidate will work on the lab project to determine tanycyte signals involved in the regulation of feeding behavior, and how they are transmitted to NPY/AgRP and POMC/CART neurons. Work will rely on multidisciplinary approaches including microscopy/image analysis, molecular biology, and mouse physiology.

Your qualifications

In order to complete our team, we are looking for someone with the following skills:

•    Experience in mouse physiology (energy balance and glucose homeostasis), neuroanatomy & glial cell biology.
•    Authorization for animal experimentation is advised.
•    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.

Contact for further information

Fanny Langlet, PhD

Your application

Deadline: 01.01.2021

Please send your full application in word or pdf. The complete application should contain:

•    Motivation letter
•    Curriculum vitae including lists of publications, conferences, awards and a description of experimental skills.

Only applications through this website will be taken into account. We thank you for your understanding

Additional information

UNIL is committed to equal opportunities and diversity.

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