Job: Postdoctoral associate in Evolution And Function of lncRNA - University of Lausanne & Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland
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Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Institution: University of Lausanne & Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
Start date: 01.10.2016 (or as soon as possible thereafter)

The postdoc will take part in an interdisciplinary collaboration between the labs of Christophe Dessimoz, Ana Claudia Marques and Sven Bergmann. The project aims to better understand the role of long non-coding RNA birth and death on gene expression network remodeling. To this end we will leverage the expertise in ACM's lab on the functional genomics of lncRNAs, particularly in the context of embryonic stem cell biology, the expertise in CD's lab on fine­grained orthology inference and evolutionary genomics; and the recent advances by the group of SB on the reconstruction of cell­type specific regulatory networks.

The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to gain teaching experience (e.g. via student project supervision and contribution to undergraduate or graduate teaching) and to contribute to other ongoing projects in the host labs.

Working conditions in Lausanne are extremely competitive, and include access to state-of-the-art computing and sequencing facilities. The environment is highly international, and all activities are conducted in English.

Qualifications sought:


  • Doctorate degree in bioinformatics or biology with solid quantitative component
  • Solid statistical knowledge
  • Excellent spoken and written English proficiency
  • Demonstrated programming skills
  • High level of motivation
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Ability to collaborate in an interdisciplinary environment


  • Experience in comparative genomics and molecular evolution
  • Experience in the analysis of transcriptomics data
  • Experience in functional genomics analysis and integration of different omics data.

How to apply:

The application should consist of a single PDF file containing the following elements

  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum vitae including list of publications
  • Copy of university diplomas
  • Reference to best paper accompanied by a brief supporting statement (approx. 200 words)
  • One page statement on research and career objectives

Applications should be sent to Prof. Christophe Dessimoz (

For informal information, please contact Prof. Dessimoz, Prof Marques (, or Prof. Bergmann (

Deadline for applications: 31 July 2016

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