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PhD Student in plant genetics, CIG, UNIL (CH)

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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

To complement the research activities in the team of Prof. Sebastian Soyk at the Center for Integrative Genomics (CIG) of the University of Lausanne, we are seeking to recruit a PhD student to work on projects related to the molecular genetics of crop domestication.

Job information

Expected start date: 01.05.2021 or to be agreed

Contract length: 1 year, renewable, max. 4 years.

Activity rate: 100% (minimum of 50% of the activity rate for research thesis, maximum of 50% of the activity for the institute).

Workplace: University of Lausanne, Dorigny

Your responsibilities

The main responsibility consists of conducting scientific research in the framework of the Soyk lab, which has a strong interest in the genetics of plant development and crop domestication. The team uses tomato and related nightshades as model systems to study genetic interactions during stem cell development and how gene regulatory networks evolved during crop domestication. The successful candidate will study the evolution of transcription factor families during tomato domestication using state-of-the-art approaches in genetics, genomics, molecular biology, and genome editing. Funding for the position is available, but application to personal fellowship programs will be highly encouraged.

Your qualifications

We are looking for a highly-motivated and talented candidate who is interested in genetics, gene regulation, development, and evolution. Applicants should hold a Master’s degree or equivalent, with a strong background in biology and an interest in plant science. Advanced knowledge of genetics and molecular biology is essential, together with a motivation to learn and develop new methods and techniques. Experience in genome editing and bioinformatics would be considered a plus. Candidates should be excited about science, highly organized, and capable of working independently and collaborative within the team, and are expected to be fluent in English (spoken and written).

What the position offers you

The Soyk lab is hosted at the Center for Integrative Genomics (CIG) at the University of Lausanne (UNIL), a vibrant, well-funded institute with a focus on functional genomics and equipped with state-of-the-art core facilities (see www.unil.ch/cig). Embedded in the broader Lausanne research environment that includes two schools of higher education (UNIL, EPFL), the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Ludwig Center for Cancer Research, University Hospital, and a cluster of biotech companies flourishing in the larger Leman lake area, we offer a great working place in a multicultural, diversified and dynamic academic environment. The PhD student will be enrolled in the Faculty of Biology and Medicine’s doctoral school (https://www.unil.ch/ecoledoctoralefbm/en/home.html).

Contact for further information

Informal enquiries should be sent to Prof. Sebastian Soyk sebastian.soyk@unil.ch

Your application

Deadline: 28. February 2021

Please submit your full application in Word or PDF comprising: (1) cover letter detailing your research interests and experience, (2) CV, (3) a copy of your Master’s degree certificate, and (4) contact details for 2-3 academic referees. Only applications through this website will be taken into account.

Only applications through this website will be taken into account.

We thank you for your understanding.

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Tenure-track Assistant Professor toward Associate Professor in the field of functional genomics of complex traits and metabolism, CIG, UNIL (CH)

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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 Faculty of Biology and Medicine (FBM) of the University of Lausanne is inviting applications for a:

Tenure-track Assistant Professor toward Associate Professor

in the field of functional genomics of complex traits and metabolism

at the Center for Integrative Genomics (CIG)

The Center for Integrative Genomics is a highly interactive, multidisciplinary research center of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne (UNIL); its research activities are supported by state-of-the-art core facilities. It houses 16 research groups and 4 junior leaders and has direct access to several state-of-the-art core facilities.

Job information

Starting date: 2021 or to be agreed                            

Place: Lausanne, Switzerland

Your responsibilities

Main tasks – Research:

  • Establish an independent, innovative, and internationally-competitive research program that will attract extramural funding
  • In compliance with the legal and ethical provisions, ensure the direction of a research group, coordinate its research with that developed in other groups, in a spirit of collaboration and participate in the preparation of the next generation of academics.
  • Collaborate in the scientific and academic life of the Department and the Faculty, ensure the influence at a regional, national and international level, while actively participating in international congresses.

Main tasks –Teaching:

  • Participate in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The job description is available here

Your qualifications

  • PhD in Science, MD or MD/PhD
  • Significant post-doctoral experience with demonstrated excellence in research
  • Interest in teaching, experience a plus

What the position offers you

The successful candidate will receive starting package as well as an annual research and consumable endowment.

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

Further information may be obtained from Prof. Alexandre Reymond (alexandre.reymond@unil.ch), Director of the CIG.

Your application

Applications, in English, should include i) a motivation letter, ii) a curriculum vitae, iii) a list of publications highlighting the five most significant ones, iv) a brief statement (5 pages max.) of the past and future research, v) a summary of previous teaching experience (if applicable), vi) and the names and contact information of at least three references.

Full applications should be submitted online as a single PDF file to this website by March 21st 2021, 2021 (23:59 GMT+1).

Only applications through this website will be taken into account.

We thank you for your understanding.

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Technicien·ne de laboratoire à 100%, GTF, UNIL (CH)

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Introduction

Institution d’enseignement et de recherche de premier plan au niveau international, l’UNIL compte près de 5’000 collaboratrices et collaborateurs et 15’500 étudiant·e·s, réparti·e·s entre le campus de Dorigny, et les sites du CHUV et d’Epalinges. En tant qu’employeur, elle encourage l’excellence, la reconnaissance des personnes et la responsabilité.

www.unil.ch/carrieres

Présentation

Pour compléter son équipe, la Plate-forme GTF (Genomic Technologies Facility) de la Faculté de Biologie de Médecine de l’Université de Lausanne est à la recherche d’un·e Technicien·ne de laboratoire à 100%.

Informations liées au poste

Entrée en fonction : immédiatement ou à convenir

Durée du contrat : CDI

Taux d’activité : 100 %

Lieu de travail : Campus de Dorigny, Bâtiment Génopode

Vos activités

Dans vos activités, vous serez amené·e à :

  • Effectuer des expériences de génomique impliquant du séquençage à haut débit
  • Développer et tester de nouvelles méthodes et technologies

Votre profil

  • Vous avez au minimum 3 ans d’expérience de travail dans le domaine du séquençage à haut débit
  • Vous avez une expérience avancée dans la préparation de librairies de séquençage de type Illumina (DNA, RNA, Capture)
  • Vous maîtrisez le français et avez de bonnes connaissances de l’anglais scientifique écrit et oral.
  • Vous avez de bonnes compétences relationnelles et une orientation clients
  • Vous travaillez avec rigueur et avez le sens des responsabilités
  • Idéalement, vous avez de l’expérience dans la préparation de libraires de type Pacific Biosciences ainsi que l’utilisation de séquenceurs à haut débit (Illumina et Pacific Biosciences)

Vos avantages

Un cadre de travail agréable dans un environnement académique multiculturel et diversifié.
Des possibilités de formation continue, une multitude d’activités et d’autres avantages à découvrir.

Davantage d’informations sur www.unil.ch/carrieres

Pour tout renseignement complémentaire

Dr Julien Marquis

E-mail : julien.marquis.1@unil.ch

Votre dossier de candidature

Délai de postulation : 31 janvier 2021

Nous vous invitons à nous transmettre votre dossier complet en format Word ou PDF.

Il ne sera pris en compte que les candidatures adressées par le biais de ce site. 

Nous vous remercions de votre compréhension.

Cahier des charges du poste

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PhD in neuronal circuit development and evolution, CIG, UNIL (CH)

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Introduction

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

Presentation

Prof. Richard Benton (www.unil.ch/cig/benton) at the Center for Integrative Genomics at UNIL is seeking a PhD student with a strong background and interest in neurobiology, developmental genetics and molecular biology.

Job information

Expected start date in position : 01.04.2021 / to be agreed

Contract length : 1 year, renewable, max 4 years

Activity rate : 100%

Workplace : University of Lausanne, Dorigny

Your responsibilities

How do new neuronal circuits evolve?

We approach this question in the olfactory system of Drosophila. Olfactory pathways are one of the most dynamically evolving parts of the nervous system: animals frequently acquire (and discard) olfactory receptors, circuits and odour-evoked behaviours with the ever-changing landscape of stimuli in their environment. The evolutionary flexibility of olfactory systems is reflected in their modular organisation: in insects (as in vertebrates), most individual olfactory sensory neurons (OSNs) express just one olfactory receptor gene, and the axons of OSNs expressing the same receptor converge on discrete regions of neuropil (glomeruli) within the primary olfactory centre, where they synapse with second-order neurons. The numbers of olfactory receptors vary widely across species, with concordant diversity in the number and organisation of OSNs and glomeruli in the brain.

Using developmental genetics, single-cell sequencing and circuit tracing methods in the Drosophila peripheral olfactory system, our lab is studying:

(i) the mechanisms and evolution of olfactory receptors’ singular expression properties,

(ii) how novel populations of OSNs arise through changes in patterns of neurogenesis and developmental programmed cell death, and

(iii) how OSN populations are segregated to distinct glomeruli to form unique sensory channels in the brain, and how these guidance mechanisms are modified to create new glomeruli. The mechanisms and molecules we characterise are likely to be relevant for understanding circuit formation and evolution in other brain regions and species.

The specific PhD project will be developed together with the successful candidate in one of these topics, depending upon their interests and expertise.

Relevant references:

Ramdya and Benton, Trends Genetics (2010) 26(7):307-1

Chai et al., Nature Communications (2019) 10(1):643

Arguello et al., bioRxiv (2020) doi:10.1101/2020.07.08.191528

Prieto-Godino et al., Science Advances (2020) 6(11):eaaz7238

Although most of your time will be dedicated to your research project, you will also be involved in undergraduate teaching (e.g., practical class preparation, literature reading classes).

Your qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in molecular biology, genetics, developmental biology and/or neurobiology
  • Strong interests/skills in molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, developmental neurobiology
  • Excellent scientific writing, communication and interpersonal skills, self-motivation and independence

What the position offers you

You will be supervised by Prof. Richard Benton, in a diverse, dynamic and international research laboratory. The working language is English.

The Center for Integrative Genomics encompasses 15 research labs investigating diverse fields related to functional genomics and offers state-of-the-art experimental facilities. Beyond the training in the host laboratory, numerous possibilities exist at UNIL for further professional education (e.g., in bioinformatics, imaging, soft-skills, career development).

Contact for further information

Informal requests for information can be made by email to:

Richard.Benton@unil.ch

Your application

To apply you must upload as a single pdf document:

  • a CV, including your grades, and the name and contact details of 2-3 referees
  • a motivation letter in English describing (i) your past research experience and (ii) your scientific interests, and how they are a good match for the host laboratory

Deadline : 31.01.2021

Only applications through the University of Lausanne job portal will be taken into account (this website).

We thank you for your understaning.

Additional information

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

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PhD student position available in macro-nutrition and signaling regulated RNA metabolism, CIG, UNIL (CH)


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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

Dr. Isabel Lopez-Mejia (https://www.unil.ch/cig/home/menuinst/research/dr-isabel-lopez-mejia.html) at the Center for Integrative Genomics at UNIL is seeking a PhD student with a strong background and interest in RNA processing, metabolism, physiology and molecular biology.

Job information

Expected start date in position : 01.03.2021 or to be agreed

Contract length : 1 year, renewable maximum 4 years

Activity rate : 100%

Workplace : University of Lausanne, Dorigny

Your responsibilities

The main research focus of our laboratory is to understand the participation of RNA processing in the regulation of energy metabolism in the context of obesity and diabetes.

The successful candidate will work on a project aiming to identify how external stimuli (nutrition, hormones, …) modulate RNA metabolism, in adipose tissue depots, to control whole body energy balance.

We study the molecular pathways connecting energy sensing and cell metabolism with the post-transcriptional control of gene expression. More specifically, we investigate the role of RNA binding proteins in white and brown adipose tissue function, and in the onset of insulin resistance and the metabolic syndrome.

Several aspects of RNA processing will be studied with a special focus on how signal-induced alternative splicing is altered in conditions of obesity and insulin resistance.

We use molecular and cellular biology approaches, as well as transcriptomic and proteomic tools to understand how macronutrition and external stimuli control RNA binding proteins in cellular models of adipocytes and mouse models of diet-induced obesity. For that purpose, we closely collaborate with the UNIL genomic technologies, protein analysis facilities and bioinformatics competence center located on site.

Although most of your time will be dedicated to your research project, you will also be involved in undergraduate teaching (e.g., practical class preparation, literature reading classes).

Your qualifications

  • A master’s degree in molecular biology, cell biology, physiology or a related topic
  • Strong interests/skills in molecular biology, RNA processing, physiology, metabolism, bioinformatics
  • Excellent scientific writing, communication and interpersonal skills, self- motivation and independence
  • Experience in RNA splicing, cell metabolism and mouse physiology is a plus.

What the position offers you

You will be co-supervised by Dr. Isabel Lopez-Mejia and Prof. Lluis Fajas, in a a multicultural, diverse and dynamic academic environment. The working language is English.

The Center for Integrative Genomics encompasses 15 research labs investigating diverse fields related to functional genomics and offers state-of-the-art experimental facilities. Beyond the training in the host laboratory, numerous possibilities exist at UNIL for further professional education (e.g., in bioinformatics, imaging, soft-skills, career development).

Contact for further information

Informal requests for information can be made by email to:

Isabel.LopezMejia@unil.ch

Your application

Deadline : 28.02.2021

To apply you must upload as a single pdf document:

  • a CV, including your grades, lists of publications, conferences, awards and a description of experimental skills.
  • the name and contact details of 2-3 referees
  • a motivation letter in English describing (i) your past research experience and (ii) your scientific interests, and how they are a good match for the host laboratory

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.

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PhD student position in plant responses to the environment, CIG, UNIL (CH)

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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 the position of PhD student in plant responses to the environment – photobiology.

Plant growth and development are strongly influenced by light. This resource is essential for photoautotrophic plants but its availability is strongly influenced by the surrounding vegetation. In response to neighbor proximity or shade cues plants initiate low light responses such as shade-avoidance and phototropism. The Fankhauser lab (https://www.unil.ch/cig/en/home/menuinst/research/prof-fankhauser.html) studies the molecular and physiological mechanisms enabling plants to adapt to such unfavorable light conditions.

Job information

Expected start date in position: 01.03.2021 or to be agreed

Contract length : 1 year, renewable 2 x 2 years, max. 5 years

Activity rate: 85% (minimum of 50% of the activity rate for research thesis, maximum of 50% of the activity for the institute)

Workplace: University of Lausanne, Dorigny, Center for Integrative Genomics

Your responsibilities

The successful candidate will work within the framework of the project entitled “Phototropism in green seedlings: studying its regulation in open versus shaded environments”. The candidate will use a combination of molecular genetics, plant photobiology, cell biology and biochemical approaches and work as part of a team to address the overall research question.

The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to gain teaching and mentoring experience through contributions to undergraduate and graduate teaching programs and the supervision of student projects. The University of Lausanne offers a world-class international research environment with state-of-the-art facilities

Your qualifications

Dynamic, enthusiastic and dedicated scientist with a Master degree in biology or a related discipline. Critical thinker with good reasoning and logic skills. Team player eager to participate in scientific discussions. A background in plant biology, protein biochemistry, computational skills (e.g. statistical computing using R) are strong assets.

What the position offers you

We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diversified and dynamic academic environment, opportunities for professional training.

Contact for further information

For further information please contact Prof. Christian Fankhauser (Christian.Fankhauser@unil.ch)

Your application

Deadline: 31.01.2021

Please submit your full application as a single PDF document comprising:

– a cover letter detailing your research interests and experience, and clearly explaining why you are interested in this particular position

– a CV

– a copy of your Master’s degree certificate

– contact details for 2 or more referees

Only applications received through this website will be considered.