One or several postdoctoral associate positions in computational biology

The opportunity

The group of Prof Christophe Dessimoz is seeking candidates for a Postdoctoral (Premier Assistant) position at the Departments of Computational Biology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Working at the interface between biology and computer science, the Dessimoz Lab seeks to better understand evolutionary and functional relationships between genes, genomes, and species. The group is also a member of the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics.

The ideal applicant will have research interests generally aligned with the interests of the Dessimoz Lab. We have ongoing projects that would benefit from a skilled and motivated postdoc working in the areas of phylogenetic methods, in semantic data integration (e.g. RDF/SPARQL), and in bioinformatic algorithmic development. However, this is a broad search, and we expect the successful applicant to develop her or his own research direction in collaboration with the lab.

Profile Sought

We are seeking to recruit candidates with either a PhD degree in biology with solid computational and quantitative skills, or with a PhD in a quantitative area (mathematics, computer science, physics, engineering, ...) with prior research activity in biological sciences.

Prior experience in publishing papers in peer-reviewed journals is required, but note that we support the principles of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) principles. Candidates need to have demonstrated programming skills—ideally in the areas of bioinformatics, computational biology, and comparative genomics. Experience with evolutionary and comparative genomics analyses would be an advantage. The applicants should have a strong ability to work in a team. A requirement from the funder (Swiss National Science Foundation) is that postdocs can only be employed up to 5 years after obtaining their PhD (6 in case of maternity leave).

How to apply

The application should fill in the form linked below and provide the following elements:

Applications should be submitted via the UNIL HR system using this following link:

Committed to promoting equal employment opportunities among its staff members, the University of Lausanne particularly encourages applications by women.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by 30 Apr 2020.