Do you want to elucidate how cell phone signals of the 5G generation affect sleep-associated brain health in humans?


PhD student position available


Where: Institute of Pharmacology & Toxicology (Hans-Peter Landolt) & University Children’s Hospital (Reto Huber), University of Zurich, Switzerland; in collaboration with ETH Zurich (Niels Kuster, IT’IS Foundation)


Research topic: In this interdisciplinary project, we will investigate a possible molecular mechanism underpinning the effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF) emitted by mobile communication devices of the newest generation (5G) on sleep-associated learning and memory in humans. The project is supported by the Swiss Federal Office of the Environment. Based on human genetic, pharmacological, electrophysiological and neuropsychological methods, it aims at elucidating possible brain health effects of 5G-EMF.



·         completed MSc degree in pharmaceutical sciences, biology or a related field

·         excellent grades and interest in neuroscience

·         self-motivated and flexible personality

·         efficient communication skills, team player

·         good command of written and spoken German and English

·         advanced computer and programming skills



·         prior knowledge and experience in the analysis of EEG and complex biosignals (digital signal quantification, statistical analyses)

·         experience with Matlab, R and/or Python


Offer: Actual project within the University Center of Competence Sleep & Health Zurich ( Payment according to the regulations of the Swiss National Science Foundation. The position is available immediately or upon convenience.


We are looking forward to obtaining your complete application material including CV, grades and copies of diplomas, letter of motivation and the names of up to three references by e-mail:


Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Landolt

Human Sleep Psychopharmacology Lab

Institute of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Winterthurerstrasse 190

8057 Zürich



Prof. Dr. Reto Huber

University Children’s Hospital Zürich

Steinwiesstrasse 75

8032 Zürich