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FBM’s Skills for scientists: workshops, events and career counseling for the assistants

Do not miss the skills for scientists’ website on which you ca find information on:
Workshops
Round tables
Events
CV checks
Career counseling and more.

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The workshop program R.E.G.A.R.D 2021 is available.

How the REGARD program works

In 2004, the Equal Opportunities Offices of the Universities of Fribourg, Geneva, Lausanne, Neuchâtel, and the USI developped the REGARD workshop program. A couple of years later, the USI left, but then the HES-SO and finally the EPFL jointed the project. Together, the six institutions offer each year more than 20 transversal skills workshops to female PhD candidates, professors, and members of the mid-level faculty.

The REGARD workshops propose concrete tools for career management and supervision. Participants develop necessary transversal skills together with other researchers from different universities. Our workshops create opportunities for discussion and the exchange of experience between women researchers. 

We open a couple of workshops each year to a mixed audience of female and male researchers (see flyer) to increase awareness about gender equality in the academic career. 

For whom, how and what?

  • Target groups: Assistants, PhD candidates, post-docs, maître-assistantes, MER et all other positions of the mid-level faculty, women professors 
  • Workshop topics: Plan your academic career; Project management for research; Communication tools; Personal development
  • Workshops in french and english
  • Free of charge for researchers from associated universities
  • At least 20 workshops each year for approx. 260 participants
  • Gender-mixed audience for certain workhops 

Goals

  • Develop generic skills that are essential for your career
  • Get to the grips with the rules of the academic world
  • Meet people who share the same issues and concerns
  • Learn how to keep the essential objectivity to reflect upon your career and options

R.E.G.A.R.D. program and registration: https://www3.unifr.ch/regard/en/ateliers/liste.html

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Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) – workshops on SDGs for Early Career Researchers

Workshops on SDGs for Early Career ResearchersA series of free virtual workshops each focused on a UN Sustainable Development Goal will start in January.

The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) – of which UNIL is a member – in collaboration with the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network and UNESCO, is holding a series of free virtual workshops, each thematically focused on a UN Sustainable Development Goal. The workshops will bring together early career researchers (ECRs) from all around the world (PhD students in their final year and post-docs), who are interested in establishing connections to colleagues in their field.

Format of the workshops
Each networking workshop lasts for 90 minutes, and will be launched by internationally distinguished speakers who will provide an overview of the major research opportunities and challenges in the broad topic domain. Following the introductory speakers, participants will break up into virtual meeting rooms, which will be set up according to the research interests (within the session’s SDG theme) indicated by participants during the registration process, so that they can develop their international networks and collaborations.Registrations to the first two workshops are open. Only researchers affiliated to UNIL or another WUN member university can register.

Climate action (27 January 2021)
Featuring as introductory speakers:

  • Mr. Ovais Sarmad , Deputy Executive Secretary (UN Assistant-Secretary General), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • Professor Jacques Dubochet, Emeritus Professor of Biophysics and Nobel Laureate, University of Lausanne

More information
Registration

Quality Education (2 February 2021)
Featuring as introductory speakers:

  • Mrs. Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • Professor Dawn Freshwater, Vice-Chancellor at The University of Auckland and Chair of the WUN Partnership Board, The University of Auckland

More information
Registration

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Recrutement du comité éditorial de la revue RED par et pour les Doctorant.e.s

* English bellow *


ANNONCE
Recrutement du comité éditorial de la revue RED.
Revue Pluridisciplinaire d’Éducation par et pour les Doctorant.e.s.


La revue RED. est une revue pluridisciplinaire sur l’éducation créée, gérée et alimentée par et pour les doctorant.e.s. Dans le cadre de son lancement, nous recherchons des doctorant.e.s. ou post-doctorant.e.s motivé.e.s pour intégrer son Comité éditorial.


RED. est une revue scientifique francophone pensée pour proposer aux doctorant.e.s et post- doctorant.e.s un espace dans lequel ils peuvent se familiariser avec l’univers des publications scientifiques. Rattachée à l’université de Genève, elle entend associer dans ses organes de gestion des étudiant.e.s les Universités et Hautes Ecoles Pédagogiques de Suisse romande francophone. Cette revue permettra aux étudiant.e.s de valoriser leurs travaux de thèse et de dynamiser le monde doctoral.


La revue RED. a pour vocation de former les doctorant.e.s et post-doctorant.e.s à la publication scientifique à double titre : former au processus éditorial (pour les membres du Comité éditorial) et former à l’écriture d’articles scientifiques (pour les auteur.e.s.). Les membres du Comité éditorial participeront à une journée de formation durant laquelle ils se familiariseront au processus éditorial : choix des thématiques, écriture d’appel à proposition, choix des contributeurs, évaluation des articles, gestion des évaluateurs.trices. Cette journée sera organisée à chaque renouvellement du CE, à savoir tous les deux ans.


La revue RED. est une revue pluridisciplinaire ancrée dans les sciences de l’éducation, mais invitant d’autres disciplines à traiter une thématique commune, autrement dit une thématique qui soulève des enjeux dans d’autres disciplines que celle des sciences de l’éducation.


Le Comité éditorial (CE) sera composé d’environ huit personnes. La mission du CE est d’élaborer la ligne scientifique des numéros par la rédaction d’appel à projets, expertises, relectures, rédaction d’éditorial et de veiller à la cohérence du numéro. Aussi, il est responsable de l’organisation de colloques ou autres manifestations scientifiques le cas échéant. Cet espace est réservé aux doctorant.e.s et post-doctorant.e.s en sciences de l’éducation et dans d’autres disciplines. Les membres qui intègrent le CE s’engage pour deux ans, renouvelables en fonction de leur statut académique. Le comité se réunira deux à trois fois par an. La première réunion aura lieu au semestre de printemps 2021.


Les profils recherchés : vous êtes doctorant.e.s en Suisse romande en sciences de l’éducation ou dans tout autre discipline, vous êtes post-doctorant.e.s. depuis moins de trois ans, vous aimez lire, écrire et réécrire, vous êtes intéressé.e.s par le processus éditorial…


Si vous êtes motivé.e.s par ce nouveau challenge, merci de nous faire parvenir une lettre de motivation, un C.V. ainsi qu’un exemple de document rédigé par vos soins (ex : canevas de thèse, extrait de mémoire, articles etc…) avant le 11 décembre 2020 aux adresses suivantes : kilian.wirth@unige.ch; julia.napoli@unige.ch.

Informations supplémentaires:
Kilian Winz-Wirth, Assistant doctorant
UNIGE, FPSE, GGAPE
Université de Genève – 022 379 90 52

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RECRUITMENT AD 
Recruitment of the editorial board of the RED. journal

PluRidisciplinary Journal of Education by and for Doctoral Students. 

RED. is a multidisciplinary journal on education created and managed by and for doctoral students. As part of its launch, we are looking for motivated doctoral and post-doctoral students to join its Editorial Board. 

RED. is a French-speaking scientific journal designed to offer doctoral and post-doctoral students a space in which they can get acquainted with the specificities of scientific publications. Attached to the University of Geneva, it intends to involve the Universities and Hautes Ecoles Pédagogiques of French-speaking Switzerland in its student management bodies. This journal will allow students to promote their thesis work and to stimulate the doctoral training programmes. 

The journal RED. aims to train doctoral and post-doctoral students in scientific publication in two ways: training in the editorial process (for the members of the Editorial Board) and training in the writing of scientific articles (for the authors). The members of the Editorial Board will take part in a training day during which they will discover the editorial process: choice of themes, writing a call for proposals, choice of contributors, evaluation of articles, management of evaluators. This day will be organized every two years when the EB is renewed. 

RED. is a multidisciplinary journal rooted in the educational sciences, but inviting other disciplines to address a common theme, in other words a theme that raises issues in disciplines other than the educational sciences. 

The Editorial Board (EB) will be composed of approximately eight people. The mission of the EB is to develop the scientific line of the issues by writing calls for projects, expert opinions, proofreading, editorial writing and to ensure the coherence of each issue. Also, it is responsible for the organization of colloquia or other scientific events when necessary. This space is reserved for doctoral and post-doctoral students in educational sciences and other disciplines. Members who join the EB commit themselves for two years, renewable according to their academic status. The committee will meet two to three times a year. The first meeting will take place in the spring semester of 2021. 

Desired profiles: you are a doctoral student in French-speaking Switzerland in educational sciences or in any other discipline, you are a post-doctoral student for less than three years, you enjoy reading, writing and rewriting, you are interested in the editorial process… 

If you are motivated by this new challenge, please send us a cover letter, a resume as well as a sample of a document written by you (e.g. thesis outline, thesis extract, articles etc…) before December 11th, 2020 to the following addresses: julia.napoli@unige.ch and kilian.wirth@unige.ch 

Further information:
Kilian Winz-Wirth, PhD student
UNIGE, FPSE, GGAPE
University of Geneva – 022 379 90 52

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Postdoctoral position in biology, CIG, UNIL (CH)

>>>Link to the job add<<<

Introduction

The University of Lausanne Center of Integrative Genomics (CIG) is a vibrant, well-funded institute with a focus on functional genomics and equipped with modern core facilities (see www.unil.ch/cig). It is embedded in the broader Lausanne research environment that includes two universities (UNIL, EPFL), the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Ludwig Center for Cancer Research, university hospital, and a cluster of biotech companies flourishing in the larger Lake Geneva area.

Presentation

The Gatfield lab works on how gene expression regulation occurs at the intersection of RNA biology and circadian clocks, using in vitro, cellular and mouse models. Our interest lies in using the circadian system to discover general principles of regulated mRNA translation and stability, and to study the in vivo impact of the gene regulatory phenomena that we discover.

We are part of the National Centre of Competence in Research RNA & Disease (http://www.nccr-rna-and-disease.ch). With this research initiative, Switzerland aims to strengthen and coordinate its activities in the rapidly evolving area of RNA biology and to obtain a leading position in the translation of knowledge from basic research into medically useful applications. The successful candidate will benefit from NCCR networking and training opportunities throughout Switzerland and from contacts to other leading RNA research labs in Lausanne, Zürich, Bern, Basel and Geneva.

Job information

Expected start date in position : 01.01.2021 or to be agreed
Contract length : 1 year, renewable 2 x 2 years, maximum 5 years
Activity rate : 100%
Workplace : University of Lausanne, Dorigny

Your responsibilities

Different projects are available for postdoctoral fellows, notably (1) on how upstream open reading frame (uORF) translation regulates molecular timekeeping by the circadian clock, and (2) on ribosomal pausing as a novel gene regulatory mechanism.

Full funding for the position is available, though application to personal international fellowships will be encouraged.

Your qualifications

The successful candidate should hold a PhD degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related discipline in the experimental life sciences. We expect him/her to be fluent in English (full working proficiency) and to be a team player.

What the position offers you

We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diverse and dynamic academic environment. Opportunities for professional training, a lot of activities and other benefits to discover.

Contact for further information

Prof. David Gatfield
Email: David.Gatfield@unil.ch
Phone number : 0041 21 692 39 94
http://www.unil.ch/cig/gatfield

Your application

To apply, please submit a motivation letter describing why you are interested in joining our group, a CV (with copy of your PhD degree and a list of your scientific publications), and contact details for 2 or more referees.

Please, send your full application in Word or PDF.
Only applications through this website will be taken into account.
We thank you for your understanding.

Deadline : 15.12.2020

 Additional information

UNIL is committed to equal opportunities and diversity.
www.unil.ch/egalite

UNIL supports early career researchers.
www.unil.ch/graduatecampus

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Postdoctoral fellow in Genetics/Cell Biology/Genomics, CIG, UNIL (CH)

>>>Link to the job add<<<

Introduction

UNIL is a leading international teaching and research institution, with over 5,000 employees and 15,500 students split between its Dorigny campus, CHUV and Epalinges. As an employer, UNIL encourages excellence, individual recognition and responsibility.

Presentation

The Center for Integrative Genomics of the University of Lausanne invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the group of Aleksandar Vjestica to work in the area of sexual lifecycle in fungi, with a focus on mechanism of gamete-to-zygote transition in fission yeast. The Vjestica lab is an emerging research group and has recently discovered that fertilization between two haploid gametes triggers fission yeast to rapidly activate one parental genome and transition from gametic to zygotic cell fate. Failure in this early gene expression, or its mere delay, impairs the zygote development, leads to mating with additional partners, re-fertilization and consequently, formation of progeny with aberrant ploidy. Since ploidy alterations increase fitness under certain conditions in both non-pathogenic and pathogenic fungi, understanding fungal zygote specification, and associated blocks to re-fertilization, holds relevance not only for developmental but also evolutionary and medical biology. For more details, please consult the website of the group: https://wp.unil.ch/vjesticalab/team

Job information

Expected start date: 01.01.2021 or to be discussed
Contract length: 1 year, renewable 2 x 2 years, maximum 5 years.
Activity rate: 100%
Workplace: University of Lausanne, Dorigny Campus, Center for Integrative Génomics (CIG, http://www.unil.ch/cig).

Your responsibilities

The candidate will work on the lab project to understand the regulation of gene expression triggered at fertilization and its role in zygotic cell fate establishment. The molecular roles of zygote-specific genes in preventing re-fertilization are of particular interest. The fellow will be given opportunity to formulate and pursue a challenging project within the topic of interest and encouraged to develop as an independent researcher. Work will rely on integrating high-throughput genomics, advanced genetics, microscopy and image analysis.

Your qualifications

In order to complete our team, we are looking for someone with the following qualifications:

  • Dynamic, enthusiastic and dedicated scientist with a PhD in life sciences, interested in working in a highly interactive environment.
  • Expertise should be attested by publications (first-author peer-reviewed research publication)
  • Excellent command of oral and written English.
  • Experience in sequencing data analysis, microscopy and genetics is advantageous.

What the position offers you

We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diverse and dynamic academic environment. Opportunities for professional training, a lot of activities and other benefits to discover.

Contact for further information

Prof. Aleksandar Vjestica, e-mail: aleksandar.vjestica@unil.ch

Your application

Deadline: 01.12.2020
Please send your full application in word or pdf. The complete application should contain:

  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum vitae including lists of publications, conferences, awards and a description of experimental skills.

Only applications through this website will be taken into account. We thank you for your understanding.

Additional information

UNIL is committed to equal opportunities and diversity.
www.unil.ch/egalite

UNIL supports early career researchers.
www.unil.ch/graduatecampus