PhD Student in Neuroscience
University of Zurich, Faculty of Science

Dept. of Neurosurgery, USZ, UZH


PhD student in neuroscience
60 %


Our lab is interested in understanding the biology of the neurovascular unit in health and disease.


Your responsibilities

The project deals with the role of microglia in small vessel calcification in the brain. It is a continuation of a project that has been running in our lab for several years (Zarb et al (Brain, 2019) PMID: 30805583; Keller et al (Nature Genetics, 2013) PMID: 23913003).


Your profile

We are looking for a motivated and an independent PhD student. Applicants should hold a masters degree in life sciences. An experience with mouse handling and breeding transgenic mouse lines is a plus. Ideally you know some programming languages (e.g. R) and are able to carry out quantitative studies Techniques will include confocal microscopy, focus ion beam scanning electron microscopy, single-cell RNA sequencing, in vivo gene delivery using viral vectors.


What we offer

The PhD position is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation for four years. We offer varied work in an international environment. Zürich University has excellent core facilities providing support in a wide array of research fields. The successful candidate will participate in the ZNZ doctoral program and will receive a PhD from the Faculty of Science at the University of Zurich.


Place of work

Department of Neurosurgery, USZ, UZH. Sternwartstrasse 6, 8091 Zurich.


Start of employment

Employment start date to be mutually agreed. Please submit your application by 30th November 2019. Please send your application as a single PDF file including a cover letter stating your motivation for this position, a CV, a reference letter and copies of degrees.


Further information

Mrs. Dr. Annika Keller

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