Open Positions

Postdoctoral position

The lab of Neuroepigenetics at the University and ETH Zürich, Switzerland (Brain Research Institute) is looking for an experienced epigeneticist interested in neuroscience. The project aims at investigating the mechanisms underlying the impact of environmental factors on the epigenome and genome in relation to brain functions and behavior across generations. The purpose is to examine the effects of exposure onto genome sequence and structure including retrotransposition and chromatin looping, and their transgenerational inheritance. The candidate should have a solid theoretical and practical knowledge in genetics and epigenetics, and be experienced in advanced genome technologies. She/he will join a pluridisciplinary team at the interface of neurobiology, epigenetics and bioinformatic, using an approach based on genetically and environmentally-modified mouse models. The candidate should have an interest in exploring novel rules linking the environment to the genome and the epigenome, and in translational research relevant for human health and diseases. A strong team spirit, scientific creativity and high motivation are desired. The University and ETH Zürich offer optimal working conditions, ample lab space and technological support, and a scientific environment with a large and active community.

This 3-5 years position is available starting summer 2017. Applications including a detailed cv, letter of motivation and scientific track record should be sent to Prof. Isabelle Mansuy email

Master´s position

The Brain Research Institute at the University and ETH Zürich is looking for a highly motivated and dedicated master student to work in the field of neuroepigenetics. This person will be involved in a project on maternal separation and unpredictable stress in mice that deals with epigenetic inheritance of acquired behavioral traits across generations. The project requires basic knowledge in neurobiology and genetics as well as some methodological know-how in molecular biology. Experience in handling mice is an advantage.

The position is for 9-12 months, starting in summer 2017 or later. Applications including a detailed CV and a letter of motivation should be sent to Prof. Isabelle Mansuy email