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Symposium on Mobility in Research: funds, career & advice. 10.11.2022

The mobility of researchers, beginners or advanced, promotes training and research experiences. It fosters the development of scientific collaborations leading to the sharing of knowledge, the construction of inter-individual and inter-organizational relationships, and access to specific infrastructures and equipment. The exchanges allow both people and institutions to establish new associations which expand their international network.

Mobility programs in the fields of research and innovation are numerous and complementary. It is therefore appropriate for researchers to make the right choices at the right time by integrating their current professional and private needs.

What mobility funding tools are available?
Is mobility a necessary criterion for obtaining certain research funds?
What is the impact of international experience on professional career?
This advice can be given to researchers motivated by a move abroad?

Unisanté’s research support sector invites you to discuss with researchers with mobility experience on these themes during its annual research symposium. We look forward to welcoming many of you there.

Further information on the symposium: https://news.unil.ch/display/1665154131740

Registration: https://news.unil.ch/document/1665154131740.D1665154532048

Program: https://news.unil.ch/document/1665154131740.D1665154532048

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REGARD workshop programme organised by the Equal Opportunities Offices, starting Oct. 2022

Workshops REGARD are starting again this month.

Find the registration website here: https://www.unifr.ch/regard/en/ateliers/liste.html

The REGARD workshop program offers female PhD candidates, postdocs and women professors concrete and practical tools for their careers. The workshops create spaces for discussion and exchange of experiences. Their main objectives are the development of transferable skills and the networking among participants.

Find further information on the REGARD Workshops here: https://www.unifr.ch/regard/en/assets/public/files/flyer_regard_web_2022.pdf

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Journée Osez tous les Métiers (JOM) 2022 at the Génopode – deadline 16.10.22

If your child goes to school in the canton of Vaud, within the 7th to 9th year of school, the “Journée Oser tous les Métiers” concerns you.
It will be organized November 10, 2022.

Commun activities can be organized if enough persons are interested. Please answer the following doodle by Oct. 16, 2022 to register your child to CIG activitieshttps://framadate.org/XCe9qAeadTMSNHDi

Should you have any question about the organisation, please contact Fabienne.Lammers@unil.ch.

Further information about activities organized by the UNIL can be found here:
https://www.unil.ch/egalite/fr/home/menuinst/evenements-et-formations/evenements/oser-tous-les-metiers-jom-2.html

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Roundtable on careers in pedagogy, teaching and education – Nov. 10, 2022 at 16h30 in Amphimax

Come and discover four unique career paths in the fields of pedagogy, teaching and education. This roundtable is organised in collaboration with the EPFL Postdoc Association,  EPDA, and features four panelists (including UNIL and EPFL alumni) that will share their career journey with you, give you tips and advice, and also describe their daily tasks. 

The panelists are:
– Dr. Alexandra Bezler (Education and teaching at the EPFL school of life sciences)
– Dr. Marc Sohrman (Vice-Director of the FBM-UNIL medical school)
– Dr. Roland Tormey (Head of the teaching support centre of the EPFL)
– Dr. Solange Grosjean (Biology high school teacher and instructor at the HEP, Vaud)

The workshop will take place on November 10th at the UNIL-Amphimax, room 412, from 16h30-18h00 with an apèro following the event.

Please register via this link.

Skills for Scientists
Faculty of Biology and Medicine, UNIL
Dr. Slavica Masina and Prof. Johanna Joyce
email: skillsforscientists@unil.ch
web;  twitterlinkedin; biopôle.app

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15 Fully funded PhD studentships in Quantitative Biology

15 fully funded PhD fellowships in Quantitative Biology 

Introduction

The advent of large-throughput data is transforming life sciences into an increasingly quantitative discipline. The University of Lausanne (Switzerland) is at the forefront of this revolution, with quantitative research ramping up throughout the Faculty of Biology and Medicine, a dedicated department of Computational Biology, and interdisciplinary units such as the Center for Integrative Genomics. UNIL also hosts the headquarters of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, to which many quantitative research groups are affiliated, and closely collaborates with EPFL on the same campus. Ideally situated along the lake of Geneva, near Lausanne’s city center, UNIL brings together over 120 nationalities.

UNIL’s Faculty of Biology and Medicine has recently launched a doctoral program entitled “Quantitative Biology”. A wide range of research groups are recruiting PhD students, covering areas as diverse as Genetics, Cell biology, Metabolism, Computational biology, Oncology, Evolution, Microbiology, Imaging, Molecular biology, Neuroscience, Gene regulation, Radiobiology, Plant science, Ancient DNA, Population Genetics, Single-cell Genomics, Epi-lipidomics, Stem Cell Biology, Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials.

In 2022, hiring principal investigators include Francesca Amati, Sven Bergmann, Giovanni Ciriello, Christian Fankhauser, Maria C. Gambetta, Jérôme Goudet, Gilbert Greub , François Kuonen , Zoltán Kutalik, Alexandre Reymond.

Job information

Expected start date: 01.03.2023 or to be agreed

Successful candidates will be offered one of two kinds of PhD student work contract, depending on the funding available to the hiring supervisor by the start of the contract:

(1)    Doctoral assistant on UNIL funds, at an activity rate of 85%. The initial contract is of one year but will be renewed up to 5 years.
(2)    Doctoral assistant on external funds, at an activity rate of 100%. The initial contract is of one year but will be renewed up to 4 years.

Please also note that in some cases, again depending on the hiring supervisor situation, contracts will be issued from the CHUV (University Hospital) or a different UNIL faculty.

Workplace: University of Lausanne (Dorigny, Bugnon, or Epalinges—depending on the supervisor)

Your qualifications

We are accepting applications from talented and enthusiastic candidates who are interested in a dynamic, well-supported lab at a top research institution. Candidates need to finish a Master’s degree in a relevant area before the start date of their doctoral studies.

We are looking for three main types of PhD students:

  • Students with a life science degree, interested in working in an experimental lab, but with a high degree of motivation to learn the fundamentals of computational biology, and to develop quantitative skills to analyze data more effectively
  • Students with a life science degree interested in working in a dry computational lab, keen to deepen their quantitative skills and broaden their horizon in terms of experimental and computational techniques
  • Students with a non-biological background (e.g. computer science, maths, physics), who are highly motivated to transition to Life Sciences

A high level of written and spoken English proficiency is required since most scientific activities are conducted in English.

What the position offers you

You will develop your research project while working in a world-class, interdisciplinary and highly collaborative environment. 

The PhD program in Quantitative Biology provides opportunities for professional training and acquisition of highly transferable skills. This is complemented by a wide range of activities (retreats, symposia, student life).

The position is fully funded. Salary and benefits are internationally highly competitive. Additional funding for consumables, computing, and to attend international conferences is available.

Informal inquiries

Prof. Giovanni Ciriello, Co-director of the UNIL Doctoral Program in Quantitative Biology program

giovanni.ciriello@unil.ch

Your application 

Deadline: 15.10.2022

For your application to be considered, you need to fill in two forms. Please read these instructions carefully.

The first form, linked here , requires the following informations:

  • Personal details
  • A cover letter. This can be very brief, since you will provide your motivations in the second form below.
  • A single PDF document containing:
    • Your curriculum vitae (with extracurricular activities, internships, publications, conferences, awards, software contributions, etc.)
    • Available transcripts (Bachelor’s and, if available, Master’s)
    • Bachelor or Master’s thesis summary, preferably, or summary of any research project you’ve been involved in. If the work is part of a team, please clarify your contribution.
  • The names and contact details of 2-3 referees

The second form, linked here , requires you to answer the following questions

  • What your most meaningful research experience to date and why? [up to 4000 characters, i.e. approximately 850 words]
  • What accomplishment—academic or not—to date are you proudest and why? [up to 1500 characters, i.e. approximately 320 words]
  • Why would you like to pursue a PhD, and why specifically at the UNIL Quantitative Biology Ph.D. program? [up to 1500 characters, i.e. approximately 320 words]
  • Which recruiting labs are you the most interested in and why [up to 1500 characters, i.e. approximately 320 words]

If you can’t access the second form (e.g. connecting from China), please follow the instructions on this page.

Lab visits and interviews will take place on 5-6 December 2022 in Lausanne.

Download a poster

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Postdoc Retreat on Scientific communication in academia and beyond, Sep 9-11th, 2022

The Association for Postdocs in Natural Sciences (APNS) at UNIL organises the 5th Annual Post-Doc Retreat (for Post-Docs and final-year PhD students of FBM & FGSE UNIL) on Scientific communication in academia and beyond.

Sharpen your pens/keyboards and join us this fall in Valais for a writing retreat to improve your written communication skills. Take part in workshops on writing for academic and non-academic audiences from experts in the field. As a bonus, you get to exchange with fellow postdocs, expand your network and make new connections – all of this in the beautiful Swiss Alps!

When?

 September 9-11, 2022

Where? 

Finhaut, Valais (Chalet VATICAMP)

What? 

Final program attached and at https://www.asso-unil.ch/apns/2022/08/registration-open-5th-postdoc-retreat/
For how much? 50 CHF incl. accommodation & food

Register here: https://courses.unil.ch/cours/graduatecampus Be quick! There is a limited number of places available! Please register with your UNIL or CHUV email account and don’t forget to pay the 50 CHF to cover your accommodation and food to complete the registration process. Fees will not be reimbursed for late cancellation or without any good reason. Registration will close on Sep 1st.

Find out more at asso-unil.ch/apns.