The CIG is looking for an Independent Investigator in Life sciences. Applications’ deadline 13.09.2020

Independent Investigator

University of Lausanne (UNIL), Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland

The Center for Integrative Genomics (CIG) of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne actively promotes careers of junior independent investigators.

We are seeking to host a new Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) ”Eccellenza” Professor and encourage applications from excellent researchers in the life sciences. Please consult the eligibility criteria and details for the upcoming call at:

The CIG currently hosts twenty research groups, including two principal investigators who are supported by SNSF ”Eccellenza” grants. More information about the department is available here:

We encourage prospective applicants to submit their letters of interest by Sep 15, 2020, containing a CV, a short project presentation (up to three pages) and the names of 3 referees. Please send the documents as a single pdf file to

Interviews will be conducted during Oct-Nov 2020 at the CIG or online, contingent on the health situation. The CIG faculty will decide shortly after which candidate(s) will be sponsored by the department for application for an SNSF Eccellenza Professorship (submission deadline 1st Feb 2021).

In the case of a successful Eccellenza grant application, the CIG commits to offering space, state-of-the-art facilities, logistical and administrative support, access to technical platforms in genomics, proteomics and imaging, necessary animal housing, as well as one year’s salary beyond the five-year funding period of the Eccellenza grant.