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, and Plant science.
In 2020, hiring principal investigators include Francesca Amati, Roman Arguello, Richard Benton, Sven Bergmann, Giovanni Ciriello , Christian Fankhauser, David Gfeller, Gilbert Greub , Laurent Keller, Isabel Lopez-Mejia, Sophie Martin, Sara Mitri, Micah Murray, Alexandre Reymond, Marc Robinson-Rechavi, Tanja Schwander, Jan-Willem Veening , Aleksandar Vjestica, and Marie-Catherine Vozenin.
Expected start date: 01.03.2021 or to be agreed
Contract length: The initial contract is for one year and is extendable to a total of 4-5 years.
Activity rate: 80-100%
Workplace: University of Lausanne, Dorigny or Bugnon, Switzerland
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:
A high level of written and spoken English proficiency is required since most scientific activities are conducted in English.
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.
For your application to be considered, you need to fill in two forms:
The first form, requires the following informations:
The second form, requires you to answer the following questions:
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).
Prof. Christophe Dessimoz, Director of the UNIL Doctoral Program in Quantitative Biology program (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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