A place of teaching and research, the University of Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland, brings together more than 14,000 students and nearly 4,000 employees, teachers and researchers from 120 nationalities. Its Faculty of Biology and Medicine (FBM) intends to strengthen its research program in computational biology, and thus invites applications for two positions as :
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor* (eventually Associate Professor) at the upcoming Department Computational Biology
Starting date: to be agreed.
* The rank of the position – which comes with competitive starting packages and running budget – will be determined according to the level of the selected candidates. At UNIL, Tenure-Track Assistant Professors are appointed for a period of six years with the prospect of performance-based advancement to a permanent Associate Professorship position.
Qualifications and requirements:
PhD, MD, or MD/PhD degree with a track record of scientific excellence.
Strong, internationally competitive research programme.
Ability to attract external funding and to promote an interactive and synergistic research environment.
Management experience, as well as vision and motivation to participate in the transition of the Department of Medical Genetics into a new Department of Computational Biology.
Lead a research team in computational biology.
Teach at the School of Biology and Medicine.
The Department is embedded in a highly active and expanding research community in the Lake Geneva area, offering interactions with eight other UNIL biology departments (e.g. Dpt of Ecology and Evolution (http://www.unil.ch/dee/home.html) and the Center for Integrative Genomics (http://www.unil.ch/cig/en/home.html)), the University Hospital (CHUV) in Lausanne, as well as the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (https://www.isb-sib.ch/), the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (https://www.epfl.ch/index.en.html) and the University of Geneva (e.g. Dpt of Genetic Medicine and Development; Dpt of Genetics and Evolution).
Areas of particular interest for this position include but are not limited to population genetics, genomics, systems biology, modeling and bioinformatics.
The job description is available on the internet site www.unil.ch/emplois «Postes académiques».
Further information may be obtained from Prof. Alexandre Reymond (Alexandre.Reymond@unil.ch), chairman of the search committee.
Applications, in English, will include a motivation letter, the curriculum vitae, the list of publications highlighting the five most significant ones, a brief statement of the past and future research, a summary of previous teaching experience (if any), and contact information of at least 3 referees.
The full application should be submitted online by March 15th, 2016 as a single pdf file to www.unil.ch/iafbm/application.
Seeking to promote an equitable representation of men and women among its staff, the University encourages applications from women.