PhD Position at Université de Genève

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Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Start date: 1st August, 2019

Contract length: Up to 4 years

Department: Basic Neurosciences

The Position

The Université de Genève are looking for a highly motivated graduate student to study context-dependent multisensory behaviors in mice and single-neuron integration in the cortex. 

Applicants will learn two-photon-guided single-neuron gene delivery techniques, functional and structural imaging of dendritic spines and molecular tagging to describe sensory integration and learning-induced plasticity in cortical neurons. The student will also be trained to optogenetic methods. This project focused on understanding how different sources of information combine within the dendritic tree of cortical neurons to drive decision-making. 

They welcome applicants with diverse quantitative backgrounds, including, but not limited to neuroscience, mathematics, physics, and engineering. They are especially interested in applicants with great programming skills (Matlab, python), experience with in vivo electrophysiology, imaging or quantitative analysis. Successful candidates will join the local neuroscience graduate program organized by the University of Geneva, the University of Lausanne and the EPFL. This program offers an excellent choice of practical and theoretical courses covering topics ranging from behavioral neuroscience to molecular, cellular, cognitive, and computational neuroscience (

How to Apply

Candidates should send their CV, a list of references and a brief cover letter describing your previous achievements and future goals to Sami El-Boustani: [email protected]

Sami El-Boustani

Department of Basic Neurosciences 

University of Geneva 

Centre Médico-Universitaire 

1 rue Michel-Servet, 

CH 1211 Genève 4 

Phone: +41765242180

Email: [email protected]


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