Job: Postdoctoral associate positions at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland (open call)
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Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Institution: University of Lausanne & Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
Start date: 1 January 2017 or later

We are looking for postdocs to participate in the vibrant community of computational evolutionary biology at University of Lausanne and Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics.

This call is common to four groups: Jérôme Goudet, Christophe Dessimoz, Nicolas Salamin and Marc Robinson-Rechavi. Our interests span population genomics, phylogenetics, gene expression, evo-devo, databases, ontologies, evolutionary models, and orthology.

We welcome applications from postdoc candidates either for one of these groups, or for a collaboration between two groups.

This is an open call: the candidates should propose a project, to be refined in discussion with the group leaders.

The postdocs will work in the Department of Ecology of Evolution, or in the new Department of Computational Biology, and also be a full member of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics. The postdocs will participate in the life of the Department of Ecology and Evolution (internal and external seminars, journal clubs, etc.), one of the largest and most active of Europe.

The initial contract will be for 1 year, but is renewable twice for 2 years, depending on funding and job satisfaction. The postdoc will participate in some undergraduate and/or masters teaching, in English or in French.

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

For background, please see our group webpages. If you cannot find them, you don't qualify. :-)

Profile requirements

  • Doctorate degree in bioinformatics, computational biology, biostatistics, or a related field, necessary.
  • Basic competence in programming necessary.
  • Track record of publication necessary.
  • Proven experience in interdisciplinary work necessary.
  • Strong interest in evolutionary biology necessary.
  • Published methods, software or databases would be a plus.
  • Published biology papers using bioinformatics would be a plus.
  • Experience with genomics or transcriptomics data would be a plus.
  • Good oral and written English communication skills in would be a plus.

How to apply

One page project that you would like to conduct, including target groups (max 2); CV and publication list; the contact information of 3 referees; all documents in English.

Informal enquiries and full applications should be sent to the main group leader concerned.

Deadline for applications: 31 August 2016

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