University of Fribourg (UNIFR)

PhD position in Neurogenetics and Behavioral Neuroscience

University of Fribourg (UNIFR)

Fribourg, Switzerland

PhD position in Neuroscience, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

I am looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate with interest in applied functional imaging,

behavioral neurogenetics and single cell biology to join our Drosophila research group

at the Department of Biology at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

Our laboratory uses the fruit fly Drosophila to investigate fundamental aspects

of how the nervous system achieves its diverse functions.

Particularly we are interested in the molecular and cellular mechanisms of the taste and olfactory systems.

We aim to identify the mechanism that function to translate complex chemical information into the proper neuronal signals,

the identification of neuronal circuits and networks and how these components cooperatively

allow the animal to process and transform neuronal information into meaningful behaviors.

The project will make use of state of the art molecular and genetic techniques,

Drosophila genetic methods, in particularly functional imaging of neurons,

CRISPR/Cas9 based genome editing and single-cell transcriptomics.

Applicants must hold a masters degree in neurobiology, molecular biology, genetics

or related scientific fields.

Previous experience in molecular biology, behavioral biology, microscopy, neurobiology or genetics is highly desirable. 

Some previous exposure to programming, image analysis, optics and microscopy etc. is appreciated.

The position will be filled as soon as possible and is fully funded at an international highly competitive level.

Please send your complete application (CV, letter of motivation; please have 3 reference letters sent by referees)

via email to:

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PhD position in Neurogenetics and Behavioral Neuroscience