Research Opportunities and Positions
EPFL undergraduate students can undertake bachelor research projects in the lab following established application procedures. Additionally, the Summer in the Lab program provides highly motivated EPFL students with the chance to spend two summer months researching with us. Please note that we are an international laboratory and all interactions within the group and in the Brain Mind Institute are carried out in English.
Undergraduate students from outside of EPFL can apply to the School of Life Sciences Summer Research Program (SRP) [application deadline November each year]. We normally host one SRP student every summer. Undergraduate students from selected partner North American, UK or Singaporean universities can also apply to the Excellence Research Internship Program (ERIP) program to work in the lab for 3 to 4 months [application deadline December each year].
Students in EPFL masters programs including but not limited to Life Sciences Engineering can undertake research projects in the lab either as a lab immersion or Master project. Current Master projects explore the interface between neurobiology, genome engineering, robotics and machine learning – get more details here [search for McCabe].
Applicants interested in a future graduate student research position in our group should contact Brian with a motivation letter and CV. Please note that we are an international laboratory and all interactions within the group and in the Brain Mind Institute are carried out in English. Current open graduate student positions are listed here.
Applications for graduate student positions are via the EPFL Ph.D. Program in Neuroscience – EDNE. Upon submitting an online application and subsequent to a positive evaluation by the Ph.D. program commission members, you may then be selected to visit EPFL in person (currently via videoconference) to participate in interviews on a ‘hiring day’. Application deadlines are in April and November each year.
Applicants interested in joining our research team as a postdoctoral scientist should contact Brian with a motivation letter and CV including details of three referees that can provide confidential recommendations. We are an international laboratory and all interactions within the group and in the Brain Mind Institute are carried out in English.
You can find more details here about postdoctoral scientist salaries, regulations, postdoctoral scientist life at EPFL and in Lausanne. Some EPFL or Swiss specific opportunities for external funding may also be available.