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PhD position in systems neuroscience - Felsenberg lab

The laboratory of Johannes Felsenberg at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) in Basel, Switzerland, is looking for a PhD candidate.

We are recruiting a PhD researcher to strengthen our team working on in vivo imaging and elaborate behavioral tasks in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. We are a systems neuroscience lab ( and research how to change memories.

We are establishing novel behavioral approaches to reveal the neural circuit motifs that support memory extinction, reconsolidation, and memory erasure.

Candidates holding a Master’s degree in Neuroscience, Life Sciences, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, ideally with a strong technical background, are encouraged to apply. Fluency in English, both written and oral, is mandatory.

The FMI - affiliated with the University of Basel and the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research - is a world-class biomedical research institute dedicated to understanding the molecular mechanisms of health and disease, committed to training young scientists. It is based in the vibrant city of Basel, Switzerland, which offers an exceptional scientific and cultural environment.

This position is part of the FMI International PhD Program. Please submit your application to the Program at the portal

For further information, please contact Johannes Felsenberg ( or visit

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