The Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases



Post-Doctoral Position


The Swiss National Center of Competence in Research – NCCR Bio-inspired Materials has opened a new call of the Women in Science PostDoctoral Fellowhips.

The Research Fellowship Program for Women in Science of the NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials seeks to support the professional development of outstanding female researchers who have already demonstrated excellence at an early stage of their careers and wish to pursue an academic career. The fellowships support the residency of researchers in the laboratory of one of the research groups of the NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials. The grant is designed to fund original research ideas of the applicants and to leverage impact through integration within the NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials and its international network. While being fully integrated in the NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials, the fellows have the possibility to apply to all other NCCR programs, grants and support actions for NCCR members (such as childcare support during travel).

To whom is this call addressed?
The program is open to female applicants who hold or are about to earn a doctoral degree in a relevant field of natural or life sciences, such as medicine, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics or materials science.

How to apply
You will find all the necessary documentation and submission instructions on the Bio-Inspired Materials website >.
Your submission should include a short project proposal, a motivation letter, your complete CV, your PhD certificate (or proof that you will defend your thesis within the following 3 months), the application form and two reference letters.

How will the applications be evaluated
Fellowships will be offered on a competitive basis. Candidates will be selected based on their track record as a researcher, their potential to grow into academic leaders, the quality and originality of the project proposal, the match of the proposal with the overall theme of the NCCR Bio-inspired Materials, the feasibility of the proposed project in the host laboratory, and the anticipated synergies that arise from the integration into the NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials.

Application deadline
This call has no deadline.

Start and duration
The start of the grant can be discussed. The duration of the research fellowship is 24 months.

What does the fellowship fund
The grant includes a standard researcher salary (100%) following the rules of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) for a period of 24 months (including social charges to be paid by the employer). The grant additionally includes funds to cover research and travel expenses for the entire funding period.

More detailed information on the grant and the application procedure can be found on the Bio-Inspired Materials website > .

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Post-Doctoral Position



Prof. Nadia Micali in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University Hospital Geneva, and SEED  (reSearch on fEeding, Eating and related Disorders) lab, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland is looking for a post-doctoral fellow with expertise in structural and functional neuroimaging, and an interest in feeding and eating disorders. This is an exciting opportunity to join a newly established lab.

Prof Micali has recently started a laboratory focusing on clinical research in the field of feeding, eating and eating disorders; this is a multidisciplinary lab with expertise in genetics, epidemiology, neuroscience, and clinical approaches to the study of feeding and eating disorders. The lab works closely with a newly established clinical for children and adolescents with feeding and eating disorders.

The position will involve contributing to existing research projects (FNS and NIH funded), developing new research projects and grant applications on the neurobiology of feeding and eating disorders, supervising PhD students.

The ideal candidate will have a doctorate obtained in the last 12 months, research experience collecting and analysing structural and functional neuroimaging data, a Master/BA degree in psychology or a related subject, a good publication record, excellent writing skills, and excellent English.

The position will initially be for two years and starts as soon as the candidacy is accepted.

Opportunities for this position include:

  • training and supervision of junior staff;

  • training opportunities in feeding and eating and related disorders;

  • leading on writing grants and developing new research projects; 

  • participating in international consortia and multi-disciplinary research projects.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
For questions and to submit your application (including a letter of motivation and full CV). please contact :

Prof. Nadia Micali
Tel : +41 22 372 89 55