Postdoctoral Researcher

Lausanne, Canton of Vaud (CH)
Salary according to Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoc scales
Jul 30, 2019
Sep 01, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type

3-year Postdoc positions in comparative evolutionary genomics

The Groups of Profs Christophe Dessimoz and Robert Waterhouse are seeking candidates for a Postdoctoral position at the Departments of Computational Biology and Ecology & Evolution, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). 

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 Waterhouse Group ( is focused on elucidating interactions between gene evolution and gene function through computational interrogation of arthropod genomics data. Both Groups are members of the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics. 

The two postdocs on this project will lead the evolutionary genomics contributions to a groundbreaking interdisciplinary project in collaboration with the Group of Prof. Bruno Lemaitre ( at the neighbouring École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. 

We seek a candidate with demonstrated programming skills in the areas of bioinformatics, computational biology, and comparative genomics. Further desirable attributes include knowledge of and interest in orthology delineation, gene family evolution, phylogenetics, gene birth/death, genome-wide synteny, selection and constraint, gene prediction, genome annotation, immunity, infection, and insects.

Applications can only be made through the University of Lausanne online recruitment platform: 

Please note that the SNSF defines the position of ‘Postdoc’ as no more than five years since obtaining a doctorate (i.e. since the date of the doctoral thesis defence).

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