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.

Lashuel Laboratory of Chemical Biology of Neurogeneration, two positions,
The candidate(s) will work on projects to investigate the molecular mechanisms underpinning pathology formation and pathology spreading in the brain in neurodegenerative diseases and explore novel therapeutic strategies to treat neurodegenerative diseases. The projects employ integrative approaches involving the use of novel chemical biology tools and well-established neuronal and animal models of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s to investigate disease mechanisms, validate novel therapeutic targets and assess the efficacy of novel mechanism-based therapies. 

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.

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!

Schneggenburger Laboratory of Synaptic Mechanisms, one position, Amygdala-hypothalamic networks in social behavior, In this project, our lab investigates the circuit mechanisms underlying aggressive behavior in mice. In particular, we are interested in regulation of territorial aggression by the medial and extended amygdalae and by their interaction with hypothalamic circuits that underly aggression control.
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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. )

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.

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.