EDNE Open positions

Open Positions will begin to be posted about 6 weeks before each deadline.

Candidates should keep in mind to indicate “hiring labs” when filling in the 3-5 labs in which they are interested in the on-line application.

The PhD program will communicate to you by mid-May if your application is selected or not for an invitation to the Hiring Days. The format of the Hiring Days (on-line vs on-campus) will be determined closer to the time; Candidate presentation dates will be June 16th – 18th 2022.  We would like to encourage you to apply to the EPFL “Neuroscience” PhD program!

Gerstner Laboratory of Computational Neuroscience reviews applications for each deadline in view of hiring a PhD student with a strong theory background.  Please apply directly to the EDNE program with your full application package.  No need to pre-contact the lab, since decisions are only made once all the application material has arrived through the official channel.

Ramdya Laboratory of Neuroengineering reverse-engineers cognitive and motor behaviors in the fly, Drosophila melanogaster, to better understand the mind and to design more intelligent robots. Flies are an ideal model: they generate complex behaviors, their nervous systems are small, and they are genetically malleable. Our lab develops and leverages advanced microscopy, machine learning, genetics, and computational modeling approaches to address systems-level questions. We are always looking for talented researchers to join our team. Join us! There is much to discover!

More positions may be still posted!  Please check this list regularly and contact the EDNE administrator if you have already finalized your application and would like to add on another lab interest.

The PhD program will communicate to you by mid-December if your application is selected or not for an invitation to the Hiring Days. The format of the Hiring Days will most likely be on site at EPFL and candidate presentation dates will be January 18th-20th 2023.  We would like to encourage you to apply to the EPFL “Neuroscience” PhD program!
(please note: A COVID certificate or the equivalent may be required to be on the EPFL campus in addition to the Swiss regulations. )

Courtine Laboratory of Spinal Cord Repair,  one position, Combination of regeneration repair strategies with Electrical Epidural Stimulation neurorehabilitation protocols to restore upper-limb movement after paralysis.

Gräff Laboratory of Neuroepigenetics, one position

Gerstner Laboratory of Computational Neuroscience reviews applications for each deadline in view of hiring a PhD student with a strong theory background.  Please apply directly to the EDNE program with your full application package.  No need to pre-contact the lab, since decisions are only made once all the application material has arrived through the official channel.

Herzog Laboratory of Human Psychophysics has openings for students with an interest in human vision or schizophrenia research with a psychophysics, imaging (fMRI, EEG, TMS) or modelling background. Please do not pre-contact the lab.

Hummel Laboratory of Brain Stimulation, Neuro-imaging & Clinical Neuro-engineering, 2 positions.

Petersen Laboratory of  of Sensory Processing encourages highly motivated students with a strong background in neuroscience, electrophysiology, imaging, data analysis or computational modelling to apply for PhD positions in the fields of reward-based learning and context-dependent sensory processing in mice.

Priestley Laboratory of Neurophysiology of Memory studies the computational role of the hippocampus and associated structures in memory formation. We are looking for motivated students interested in computational and systems neuroscience to join our team! Potential projects will combine large-scale functional calcium imaging and electrophysiology in mice during flexible behavior in virtual reality, along with computational modeling of hippocampal-cortical networks. Starting at EPFL  in 2023. If interested, please indicate this in an open field on the “scientific interest” page of the EDNE application form. New Lab!

Ramdya Laboratory of Neuroengineering are reverse-engineering cognitive and motor behaviors in the fly, Drosophila melanogaster, to better understand the mind and to design more intelligent robots. Flies are an ideal model: they generate complex behaviors, their nervous systems are small, and they are genetically malleable. Our lab develops and leverages advanced microscopy, machine learning, genetics, and computational modeling approaches to address systems-level questions. We are always looking for talented researchers to join our team. Please apply directly to the EDNE program with your full application package. Join us! There is much to discover!

Schrimpf Laboratory of Natural Intelligence In Silico,   has openings for students with a strong machine learning or (computational) neuroscience background, and an interest in building models of vision and language that are behaviorally and neurally aligned with humans and could lead to clinical applications in the long term. New Lab!

Zerbi Laboratory of Biomedical Imaging , 2 positions  on multi-modal preclinical fMRI

More positions may be still posted!  Please check this list regularly and contact the EDNE administrator if you have already finalized your application and would like to add on another lab interest.