Postdoc position in computational biology, Dessimoz Lab, University of Lausanne & SIB

University of Lausanne
Department of Computational Biology
Switzerland Lausanne


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.


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).

Start date

As soon as possible

How to Apply

Application have to be made through this website:
The application deadline is 30 April 2020


Christophe Dessimoz

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