Postdoc Position in Microglia Biology, Lausanne, Switzerland

PhD Fellowship IN Switzerland

Postdoc Position in Microglia Biology: We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to study the role of TDP-43 in the control of microglial function.

Designation: Post-doctoral Position

Research Area: Microglia Biology

Location: Lausanne, Switzerland


  • Full habilitation to work with animals is a must.
  • Expertise in microglia biology and lipid metabolism is highly appreciated.
  • Candidates are required to be fluent in written and spoken English.
  • The ideal candidate should have a strong background in neurobiology, be highly motivated, and able to work independently.

Job Description: The project aims at investigating how the loss of function of TDP-43, selectively in microglia, affects lipid metabolism and myelination in pathological models (demylination induced by LPC). We will combine in vivo (TDP-43 microglial cKO mice) and ex vivo/in vitro models (organotypic slices and primary microglia cultures) with biochemical and histological approaches, confocal imaging, lipidomics and scRNA sequencing.


  • Investigate the role of TDP-43 as a modulator of different microglial functions.
  • Focus on the effects on phagocytic capacity and lipid metabolism.
  • Study how microglial TDP-43 regulation contributes to neurodegeneration.

What the position offers you: The University of Lausanne is a higher teaching and research institution composed of seven faculties where approximately 15,000 students and nearly 5,000 collaborators, professors, and researchers work and study. Ideally situated along the lake of Geneva, near Lausanne’s city center, its campus brings together over 120 nationalities.

How to Apply: Please apply via the official UNIL Platform at the following link: UNIL LINK for application providing your CV, a cover letter, and two reference letters.

Important: Only applications through the UNIL website will be taken into account.

Contact for further information:

Last Date for Apply: 30 June 2024

Employment Start Date: 1 September 2024

Contract Length: 1 year, with possibility of renewal

City: Lausanne

Country: Switzerland

Institution: University of Lausanne

Department: Department of Biomedical Sciences



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