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Postdoc Funding Chats: Oct. 14, 2021 – AMBIZIONE Grants

POSTDOC FUNDING CHATS  

If you’re looking to apply for a postdoc fellowship or independent grant, you’re having difficulties navigating the jungle of possibilities, or you’re looking for someone to exchange experiences with, this is your chance!  The Association for Postdocs in Natural Sciences at UNIL would like to invite you all to join on ZOOM: 

> Oct 14: SNF Ambizione Grants <
 starting 5.30 pm on ZOOM
https://unil.zoom.us/j/95270417812
Meeting ID: 952 7041 7812
Password: 432102 

Next events:
Nov 11: EMBO Fellowships
Dec 16 : SNF Eccellenza Program
Jan 13: HFSP Fellowships
Feb 17: SNF PRIMA Grants

In these virtual chats, you will have the opportunity to hear former or current postdocs share their unique experience and tips & tricks obtaining specific funding. After their talks, you can ask all and any questions you may have in an informal chat round. We are proud to invite you to the first session of this season on SNF/FNS Ambizione Grants to which we are extremely grateful to welcome a previous postdocs who recently successfully obtained these fundings : Christina ERNST (Faculty of Life Sciences – SV, EPFL) 

We are looking forward to seeing many of you there and/or at another future postdoc funding chat! Stay happy. Stay safe. 

Your APNS team

Please consult our webpage for specific support on postdoc funding opportunities: https://www.asso-unil.ch/apns/funding-opportunities/
including a fully customisable search-engine !

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The documentary “Picture a scientist” will be screened Monday Sep. 27, 2021 at 12:00pm in the Aud. C, GEN.

PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights.
Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries – including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists – who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.”

The CIG encourages everyone to attend the screening organised on Monday Sep. 27, 2021 and to take part to discussions following this event.
Dates will be communicated soon.

For pandemic reasons, please register here to participate: link
The room is limited to x persons.
Please bring your mobile with you as your covid passes will be checked at the doors of the auditorium.

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Journée Osez tous les Métiers (JOM) 2021 at the Génopode

If your child goes to school in the canton of Vaud, within the 7 to 9 year, the “Journée Oser tous les Métiers” concerns you.
It will be organized November 11, 2021.

Commun activities can be organized if enough persons are interested. Please answer the following doodle by Oct. 4, 2021 to register your child to CIG activities: https://framadate.org/UmTjVtrKj7wSoCJt

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 (not updated yet):
https://www.unil.ch/egalite/fr/home/menuinst/evenements-et-formations/evenements/oser-tous-les-metiers-jom-2.html

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20 Fully funded PhD studentships in Quantitative Biology

20 Fully funded PhD studentships in Quantitative Biology 
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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 2021, hiring principal investigators include Francesca Amati, Claudia Bagni, Sven Bergmann, Christophe Dessimoz, Oscar Esteban, David Gfeller, Raphael Gottardo, Jerome Goudet, Emmanuella Guenova, Shukry James Habib, Laurent Keller, Zoltan Kutalik, Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas, Sophie Martin, Micah Murray, Alexandre Reymond, Tanja Schwander, Alessandro Villa, Claus Wedekind, Christian Widmann.

Job information
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Expected start date: 01.03.2022 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
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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 analyse 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
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You will develop your research project while working in a world competitive, 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 positions are fully funded. Salary and benefits are internationally highly competitive. Additional funding for consumables, computing, and to attend international conferences is available.

Your application 
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For your application to be considered, you need to fill in two forms:

The first form, at 
https://career5.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=18082&company=universitdP, requires the following informations:
  * Personal details
  * A cover letter. This can be very brief, since you should provide your motivation in the 2nd form below.
  * A single PDF document containing:
     * Your curriculum vitae (with extracurricular activities, internships, publications, conferences, awards, software contributions, etc.)
     * Master’s thesis summary
     * The names and contact details of 2-3 referees.

The second form, https://forms.gle/hBX5rZVBqjyeni7t9, 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]

Remote interviews will take place on 17 and 18 November 2020. Lab visits and interviews will take place on 8-9 December 2020 in Lausanne (pandemic allowing–else remote alternative will be organized).

Informal inquiries
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Prof. Christophe Dessimoz, Director of the UNIL Doctoral Program in Quantitative Biology (christophe.dessimoz@unil.ch)

For more information, please consult https://unil.ch/quantitative-biology

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Preview of the exhibition “Femmes de sciences” Sep. 15, 2021 at 5:30pm in front of the Unithèque (banane building

Nous avons le plaisir de vous convier au vernissage de l’exposition FEMMES DE SCIENCES qui se tiendra sur le campus lemercredi 15 septembre 2021 à 17h30 devant l’Unithèque (en extérieur, sans réservation). 

À cette occasion, nous aurons le plaisir d’entendre les allocutions de :

Prof. Anne-Christine Fornage, Vice-rectrice Relations extérieures et communication scientifique
Prof. Liliane Michalik, Vice-rectrice Égalité, diversité et carrières
Mme Marie Neumann, Directrice du Service Culture et Médiation scientifique 
Mme Delphine Ducoulombier, Médiatrice scientifique

L’EXPOSITION

En 2021, dix classes vaudoises sont entrées en contact avec des chercheuses de l’UNIL pour créer des portraits de femmes scientifiques, dessinés ensuite par l’illustratrice Maurane Mazars. Ce projet a permis de sensibiliser deux cents élèves et leurs enseignant·e·s aux enjeux des inégalités entre femmes et hommes dans le monde de la recherche et des sciences. 
L’exposition de ces portraits, présentée en plein air sur le campus du 15 septembre au 27 octobre 2021 et conçue en collaboration avec la manifestation veveysanne de dessins PictoBello s’inscrit dans le cadre du programme de médiation scientifique de l’UNIL De haute lutte !  en écho au 50e anniversaire du droit de vote et d’éligibilité des femmes en Suisse.

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Registration open to Skills for Scientists courses Autumn/Winter 2021

Registration is now open to the Skills for Scientists courses that will be offered in the Autumn/Winter 2021.

In addition to the courses on the above link, we will also be organising a career morning for Masters in Medical Biology students on October 6th in collaboration with Prof. Sanjiv Luther and the FBM Biology school, and a virtual visit of the Covance laboratories in collaboration with the Graduate campus on October 12th. More information for these latter events will be available soon on this web page.
Best regards,

Skills for Scientists

Faculty of Biology and Medicine, UNIL
Dr. Slavica Masina and Prof. Johanna Joyce
email: skillsforscientists@unil.ch
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