University of Fribourg (UNIFR)

PhD position in Neurogenetics and single-cell biology

Simon Sprecher

Fribourg, Switzerland

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate with interest in single cell biology, functional imaging and behavioral neurogenetics and joining our Drosophila research group at the Department of Biology at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

Our laboratory investigates how the nervous system achieves its diverse functions. Particularly we are interested in the genetic, molecular and cellular mechanisms of the sensory systems. We aim to identify the molecular pathways of how multimodal and multisensory neurons achieve their functions allowing the animal to process and transform neuronal information into meaningful behaviors.

The project will make use of single-cell transcriptomics, CRISPR/Cas9 based genome editing, functional imaging of neurons and behavioral genetics.

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 single-cell biology