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Postdoctoral researcher position available in Functional Genomics at the CIG, UNIL (CH)

Introduction

The University of Lausanne is a higher teaching and research institution composed of seven faculties where approximately 14,300 students and nearly 3,900 collaborators, professors, and researchers work and study. Ideally situated along the lake of Geneva, near Lausanne’s city center, its campus brings together over 120 nationalities.

Presentation

The group of Prof. Jolanda van Leeuwen, who will start a new research group at the CIG (Center for Integrative Genomics) of the University of Lausanne in April 2018, is seeking to recruit a Postdoctoral Researcher to work on projects relating to functional genomics and genetic interactions.

Job information

Expected start date in position: 01.04.2018 or to be agreed

Contract length: 1 year, renewable 2 x 2 years, maximum 5 years

Activity rate: 100% (50% of the activity rate for research projects, 50% of the activity rate for institutional tasks)

Workplace: University of Lausanne, Dorigny

Your responsibilities

The main research mission of the Van Leeuwen lab is to use functional genomics tools to improve our understanding of how mutations can interact to produce unexpected phenotypes, and how this determines the severity of genetic traits. Our research specifically focusses on suppression interactions, in which the accumulation of secondary mutations elsewhere in the genome can compensate for the deleterious effects of the primary mutation. For human disease genes, suppressors can represent strong targets for therapeutic intervention. 

The candidate will be expected to conduct research within the context of the lab’s research goal. We currently seek trainees for several projects, including:

  • Expanding the suppressor network in yeast and decipher general rules of suppression to allow us to predict these interactions in human genomes.
  • Investigating the role of suppressor mutations in tumor development and chemotherapy resistance.
  • Technology development for high-throughput analysis of suppression interactions in cultured mammalian cells.
  • Exploring suppression phenotypes involving more than two genes, to understand how multiple mutations can combine to yield phenotypes.

The successful candidate will be expected to design experiments to validate discoveries from primary genetic screens. Independence in troubleshooting and accuracy in execution of experiments is expected.

The candidate will assist in the supervision of other lab members, including students and technicians, and will contribute to manuscripts for publication and present research findings at academic conferences. Funding for the position is available, but application to postdoctoral fellowship programs will be highly encouraged.

Your qualifications

We are a young research laboratory looking for talented post-docs interested in high-throughput genetic analysis, with a specific focus on suppression.

A doctorate in biology or a related discipline is required, and a strong background in yeast genetics or cancer biology is a plus.

Exceptional interest in understanding genetic interactions and a great sense of teamwork are essential.

What the position offers you

The Van Leeuwen 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 modern core facilities (see http://www.unil.ch/cig). It is embedded in the broader Lausanne research environment that includes two high schools (UNIL, EPFL) the Swiss Institute Bioinformatics, Ludwig Center for Cancer Research, University Hospital, and a cluster of biotech companies flourishing in the larger lake Leman area. We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diversified and dynamic academic environment.

Contact for further information

Informal enquiries should be sent to Prof. Jolanda van Leeuwen jolanda.vanleeuwen@utoronto.ca

Website: www.jolandavanleeuwen.com

Your application

Please submit your full application comprising:

  • a cover letter detailing your research interests and experience
  • a CV
  • a copy of your PhD certificate
  • contact details for 2 or more referees

Only applications through the UNIL website will be taken into account.

Additional information

UNIL is committed to promoting gender equality and strongly encourages applications from female candidates.

 

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Post-Doctoral Fellowship funded by the Sisley-D’Ornano and Jerome Lejeune Foundations, deadline Dec. 15, 2016

POST DOCTORAL SISLEY-LEJEUNE APPLICATION

The Sisley-D’Ornano Foundation and the Jerome Lejeune Foundation join their efforts to fund for academic research dedicated to bettering our understanding on cross neurological pathologies, epidemiological analysis, risks and threats and physiopathology and potential therapies between Down syndrome and other pathologies developed by population such as and not exclusively limited to Alzheimer disease, dementia and autism. This process is built in accordance to the European Chart referenced on the following link

The Sisley-D’Ornano and Jerome Lejeune Foundations are offering one Post-Doctoral Fellowship to outstanding researcher. The work will have to begin in 2017.

Please find hereafter the link for more details concerning this application: 2016 Postdoctoral application

The candidates should be presented by institutions/Research Units and hosted by them

One candidate will be selected early 2017. Deadline for submission: 2016, Dec 15.

Another postdoctoral application process will be put in place end of 2017 to select another candidate.

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8 Postdoctoral positions available at the CBI, Toulouse (France)

CBI Postdoctoral programme

The Center for Integrative Biology – CBI in Toulouse is launching its first call to hire high-level Post-docs interested in pursuing one of several projects (see list, below).

Research at the CBI aims at understanding fundamental biological processes, including genome dynamics and expression, morphogenesis and animal development, and cognition and behavior. The CBI offers a highly stimulating, multidisciplinary environment and Post-docs will benefit from in-house scientific and complementary training.

We welcome applicants from any country that hold a PhD degree or equivalent.

CBI Toulouse Post-doctoral programme

 

(application deadline: April 10, 2016)

CBI Toulouse Post-doctoral programme

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New Post-doctoral fellow position

Post-doc position

Transplantation Centre, Department of Medicine

University of Lausanne

Transplantation Immunology

The Transplantation Immunopathology Laboratory is recruiting a young postdoc with a solid background in basic immunology, starting as soon as possible for duration of 24 months. The main aim of the project is to explore the role of T- and B-cell subsets in allograft rejection and immune tolerance. The project will involve experimental in vivo models, as well as translational research based on patients’ biological samples.

Desired profile:

  • PhD or MD-PhD degree in immunology or related fields.
  • Ability and willingness to work in an interdisciplinary research field.
  • Good oral and written skills in English. Knowledge of French.

 

The following skills:

  • Cellular and molecular biology, cell imaging and/or immunohistology, flow cytometry, work with in vivo rodent models.
  • To work in a multidisciplinary context.
  • To critically review and summarize knowledge in specific areas.
  • To develop study protocols and plan research.
  • To analyze data and to write ad hoc reports independently.
  • To efficiently communicate and disseminate results.
  • To manage ongoing research projects, including data management and interaction with participants and colleagues. To coach young Master/PhD students.

 

Salary will follow CHUV’s scale based on diplomas and work experience.

 

Applications should include a motivation letter, a CV and the names and email addresses of 2-3 referees.

 

Interested candidates should contact Dr D. Golshayan

 

E-mail:          Dela.Golshayan@chuv.ch

 

Websites:     http://www.chuv.ch/transplantation/cto_home/cto-recherche.htm

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Networking event with alumni of UNIL – Feb. 18, 2015, Room 2912.3, Biophore

Are you interested how to find a job after graduation outside of Academia?

 So you should join us on the next BSNL Biotech Chat! Come have a drink and chat with our guests and colleagues. It is a great opportunity to learn from experienced people and network!

 Our theme this month is recent graduates from UNIL and our guests are:

 

Ksenia Tugay, Chief Operations Officer at Mass Challenge Switzerland

Yan Agalarov, Market Access Analyst at ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

 

When? 18th of February at 7pm

 Where? Room 2917.2, Biophore, UNIL

 Places are limited so please fill in the doodle with your email address: http://doodle.com/poll/kurs493zxnmec5xr

 An apéro will be provided!

 

 

The BioScience Network Lausanne (BSNL) association

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Postdoctoral Position in Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, EPFL Lausanne

Postdoctoral Position in Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience 

Brain Mind Institute, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 

A postdoctoral position in molecular and cellular neuroscience, with a particular focus at the interplay between neuroscience and metabolism, is immediately available for an excellent candidate with strong background. Additional experience in the field of metabolism, particularly on the study of mitochondrial function, will be a strength. Interest in linking neurobiology with behavior would be an additional asset.

Current projects in the lab aim at unraveling the molecular, cellular and circuit mechanisms that link stress and anxiety with alterations in mitochondrial and brain function. We are investigating the interplay between glucocorticoid receptors and dopaminergic mechanisms with the regulation of critical metabolic (e.g., sirtuins, mitofusins, PGC1-alpha, etc) and other gene regulatory pathways.

The qualified candidate should have a PhD, be energetic, self-motivated, able to work independently and in collaboration, and have strong knowledge and experience in molecular and cell biological approaches to neuroscience. Interested applicants must have excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as a track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals. 

The research will be conducted at the Laboratory of Behavioral Genetics (http://lgc.epfl.ch/) at the Brain Mind Institute (http://bmi.epfl.ch/), EPFL, Lausanne, a center dedicated to exploring the emergence of higher brain function across multiple levels ranging from gene expression to cognition and emotional processing. 

The position is immediately available, though starting time can be negotiated (initial contract for 1 year, extendable for 2-3 additional years). Applications will be started to be reviewed from February 15th 2015 until the position gets filled. 

Interested candidates should send by email a SINGLE pdf document including: CV, a brief research statement -indicating scientific interests and relevant experience- and the names and contact details of 3 reference persons to: Prof. Carmen Sandi (carmen.sandi@epfl.ch).