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BBP - Postdoctoral Position in Neuro-Glia-Vasculature Modelling

EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

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BBP - Postdoctoral Position in Neuro-Glia-Vasculature Modelling

BBP - Postdoctoral Position in Neuro-Glia-Vasculature Modelling


The EPFL Blue Brain Project (BBP), situated on the Campus Biotech in Geneva, Switzerland, applies advanced neuroinformatics, data analytics, high-performance computing and simulation-based approaches to the challenge of understanding the structure and function of the mammalian brain in health and disease. The BBP provides the community with regular releases of data, models and tools to accelerate neuroscience discovery and clinical translation through open science and global collaboration.


We are currently looking for a:

Neuro-Glia-Vasculature Modelling Postdoctoral Scholar

to strengthen our Molecular Systems team.


Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Extend the model of astrocytes and vasculature to include better prediction of blood flow and energy usage
  • Develop methods and systems to perform multi-scale modelling
  • Integrate knowledge of the signalling pathways involved in glial messaging 
  • Incorporate aging-related processes into models of the neuro-glia-vasculature unit
  • Publish scientific articles and present at conferences


Essential skills and experience required:

  • Experience in modelling of metabolism, blood flow, and/or biochemical signalling cascades
  • Strong biology and mathematical background
  • Good team player
  • Fluent English communication in both speech and writing



  • Experience using UNIX/Linux operating systems
  • Coding competence in Python, C++, and NEURON



  • Ph.D. in computational neuroscience or related field
  • Quality-driven work ethics
  • Strong publication record


What we offer:

  • An internationally visible and rising project in simulation-based neuroscience       
  • A young, dynamic, inter-disciplinary, and international working environment


Start date: Immediately; Deadline for application: Until position is filled

Activity rate: 100%; Duration of contract: 1 year, renewable Reference: Neuro-glia-vasculature Postdoctoral Scholar


Applicants should submit a cover letter and a detailed CV in PDF format only, with file name “Surname_positon applied_Cover letter” and “Surname_positon applied_CV” electronically to jobs.bbp@epfl.ch. Please use the position title in the “object” field


BBP : 04.08.2017