Tenure Track Group Leader Position in Neuronal Circuit Research

The Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) seeks applications for tenure-track group leader positions (assistant professor level) in neuroscience. We are particularly interested in candidates who will establish a strong research program exploring neuronal circuit function. Specific research questions may include, but are not limited to, the neuronal circuit implementation of sensory processing, decision-making, cognitive control, attention, social interactions and related topics. Applications addressing theoretical aspects of circuit function are also encouraged.

Positions include competitive start-up and core funding, as well as access to the FMI animal facilities, mechanical and electronic workshops, and to core facilities for light and electron microscopy, mouse genetics, proteomics, genomics, structural biology, and computational biology. Our vibrant and English-speaking scientific environment offers opportunities to collaborate with FMI research teams in neurobiology, epigenetics, and quantitative biology (for further information see

The FMI is a leading biomedical research center, hosting around 190 post-doctoral fellows and graduate students, recruited through its international PhD program. The FMI is affiliated with the University of Basel and the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research. Located in the heart of Europe, Basel offers a rich cultural life and multilingual schools.

The FMI is committed to raising the proportion of women in science, we thus strongly encourage female researchers to apply.

Applications, including a motivation letter, CV and a concise description of research interests and future plans should be submitted to, and include contact details for three referees.

The closing date for applications is April 30, 2018

For informal inquiries contact:
Dr. Andreas Lüthi (

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