Research Associate 50-60%(postdoctoral position) open at the CIG, UNIL (CH)

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UNIL is a leading international teaching and research institution, with over 5,000 employees and 17,000 students split between its Dorigny campus, CHUV and Epalinges. As an employer, UNIL encourages excellence, individual recognition and responsibility.


We are looking for a passionate and creative scientist who will actively participate in the development, coordination and follow up of the research activities in the group of Prof. Liliane Michalik at the CIG (Center for Integrative Genomics) of the University of Lausanne.

Job information

Expected start date in position : 01.10.2021 or to be agreed
Contract length : 1 year, renewable maximum 4 years
Activity rate : 50%-60%
Workplace : University of Lausanne, Dorigny

Your responsibilities

You will become acquainted with the field of skin responses to injuries. You will design and conduct experiments as part of ongoing research projects in the laboratory. You will interpret and communicate results. You will keep up to date with the literature. You will prepare, write and publish research articles. You will be in charge of following up on research and you will assist the PI in the coordination of the laboratory activities.

Your qualifications

PhD or MD-PhD degree in life sciences. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and team player; will have the ability to work independently with strong work ethic and critical thinking; will have experience in cell culture, RNA and protein extraction, RT-PCR; will have excellent communication and organization skills. She/he will be fluent in English and will have excellent writing skills in French and English. Previous experience in working with mice is a plus, but not mandatory. 

What the position offers you

The Michalik’s lab is hosted at the Center for Integrative Genomics (CIG) at the University of Lausanne (UNIL), a well-funded institute with a focus on functional genomics and equipped with modern core facilities (see It is embedded in the broader Lausanne research environment that includes two universities (UNIL, EPFL), the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Ludwig Center for Cancer Research, university hospital, and a cluster of biotech companies flourishing in the larger lake Geneva area. Lab members benefit from networking and training opportunities.

Contact for further information

Prof. Liliane Michalik
Phone number : 0041 21 692 41 47

Your application

Deadline : 09.07.2021
Please submit a motivation letter, a full CV, list of your scientific publications, statement of research interests, copies of your diplomas (especially of your PhD degree) and contact details for 2 or more referees. Only applications through this website will be taken into account. We thank you for your understanding.

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