Postdoctoral Position in Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, EPFL Lausanne

Postdoctoral Position in Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience 

Brain Mind Institute, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 

A postdoctoral position in molecular and cellular neuroscience, with a particular focus at the interplay between neuroscience and metabolism, is immediately available for an excellent candidate with strong background. Additional experience in the field of metabolism, particularly on the study of mitochondrial function, will be a strength. Interest in linking neurobiology with behavior would be an additional asset.

Current projects in the lab aim at unraveling the molecular, cellular and circuit mechanisms that link stress and anxiety with alterations in mitochondrial and brain function. We are investigating the interplay between glucocorticoid receptors and dopaminergic mechanisms with the regulation of critical metabolic (e.g., sirtuins, mitofusins, PGC1-alpha, etc) and other gene regulatory pathways.

The qualified candidate should have a PhD, be energetic, self-motivated, able to work independently and in collaboration, and have strong knowledge and experience in molecular and cell biological approaches to neuroscience. Interested applicants must have excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as a track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals. 

The research will be conducted at the Laboratory of Behavioral Genetics ( at the Brain Mind Institute (, EPFL, Lausanne, a center dedicated to exploring the emergence of higher brain function across multiple levels ranging from gene expression to cognition and emotional processing. 

The position is immediately available, though starting time can be negotiated (initial contract for 1 year, extendable for 2-3 additional years). Applications will be started to be reviewed from February 15th 2015 until the position gets filled. 

Interested candidates should send by email a SINGLE pdf document including: CV, a brief research statement -indicating scientific interests and relevant experience- and the names and contact details of 3 reference persons to: Prof. Carmen Sandi (