PhD student position in genetic epidemiology
To study the role of clonal hematopoiesis on cardiovascular risk factors and disease
(starting November 2023 – January 2024)
The group of Prof. Julien Vaucher at the Department of medico-surgical specialties of the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) offers a PhD student position (100%) to study the link between clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential (CHIP) and the increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Using next-generation sequencing (NGS) results, the student will investigate the prospective links between CHIP, cardiovascular risk factors, caridovascular diseases and a range of environmental variables. The goal of the research is to identify and counteract risk factors that may lead to the development of cardiovascualr disease. The analyses will be based on well-defined and establised data form the CoLaus|PsyCoLaus study. The position is part of a consortium performing genetic epidemiology (based in Fribourg), genetic research (based in CHUV, Lausanne) and basic science (based in EPFL, Lausanne).
The group of Prof. Julien Vaucher focuses on epidemiological research in the field of cardiovascular medicine. Using state-of-the-art and innovative approaches in (genetic) epidemiology, we aim to unravel novel associations and make causal inference between risk factors and disease outcomes to broaden our knowledge on, prevent, and reduce the burden of cardiometabolic conditions.
- Master in Science (or Medicine) with strong motivation to work in bioinformatics and handling genetic data
- Good communication and organizational skills, creative, and goal-oriented
- Capacity to collaborate to achieve common objectives
- Language skills – good knowledge of English (verbal and writing) a prerequisite
Main duties and objectives
- You will learn to perform genetic and observational epidemiological analyses
- You will learn to conduct a project in epidemiology
- You will learn to report research in lab meetings, seminars, conferences and writing scientific articles
- Collaborative research environment in a dynamic and competitive field
- Regular courses and seminars by UNIFR Life Science Graduate school on-site and in neighboring Universities of Lausanne and EPFL
- Friendly and cooperative research team
- English (or French) is main language
Lab website: CoLaus|PsyCoLaus study
Applications to Prof. Julien Vaucher (email@example.com), sending your complete documentation including letter of motivation, CV, copies of pertinent certificates, and contact details of two references
Application deadline: 30.09.2023
PhD position in Sensorimotor Neuroscience
The group of Mario Prsa at the University of Fribourg (prsalab.org) is looking for PhD candidates to conduct research on neural mechanisms of forelimb sensorimotor adaptation and/or proprioceptive sensory processing.
Our laboratory is part of the Department of Neuroscience and Movement Science within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Fribourg comprised of a vibrant scientific community including more than 20 multi-disciplinary research groups.
Movements are at the center of all our behavior and accurate movements allow us to properly interact with the world. Proprioception and sensorimotor adaptation are two physiological processes crucial for maintaining movement accuracy. The applicant will use state-of-the art behavioral, optogenetic, two-photon microscopy and neuroanatomical tracing techniques to dissect the underlying neuronal circuits in the mouse brain.
- Master’s degree in Neuroscience, Engineering/Physics, Biology (or related discipline).
- Highly motivated, excellent analytical, experimental and writing skills.
- Experience in rodent behavior, optogenetics, in-vivo imaging and/or electrophysiology.
- Proficiency in data analysis, hardware programming and experimental control with Matlab.
The working contract is for a maximum of 4 years and planned to start in October 2023. Interested applicants should send a letter of motivation, complete CV and a list of referees to firstname.lastname@example.org.
INTERSHIP POSITION : Minimum 6 month
The IC Stoke Team is looking for a student to collaborate on their research projects in Switzerland.
The student will have the opportunity to work in an international and highly motivating environment. The project involves the development of a new model of subcortical stroke in non-human primates and of cortico-spinal rehabilitation technologies for the recovery of arm and hand movements.
The student will help with the management and setup of behavioral tasks, and participate to scientific discussions and data analysis.
- Knowledge in English
- Basic Knowledge in Matlab
- Positive and pro-active attitude
- Software: Vicon, Nexus, Matlab
- Tasks: Kuka Robot, calibration, execution
- Data analysis : Tracking, progam execution
Interested persons lacking one or more of these requirements will be also considered according to the specific case.
Dr. Charles Latchoumane, email@example.com