Postdoctoral position in Microbial Ecology
Université de Lausanne
Lausanne, Suisse
vor 5 Tg.


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.


A postdoctoral position is available in the at the Department of Computational Biology. The group, headed by Prof. Alma Dal Co, studies the dynamics and function of multicellular systems with modeling and experimental approaches.

The group is interested in a variety of systems, from microbial communities to organs. The group performs experiments with microbial communities and collaborates with several groups working on other multicellular systems.

The group is also part of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research () for Microbiomes and engages in a number of collaborations withing the NCCR.

Job information

Start date : 01.10.2021 or to be agreed.

Length of contract : 1 year (renewable depending on the availability of the funds)

Activity rate : 100%

Workplace : University of Lausanne, Department of Computational Biology, Génopode Builiding, CH-1015 Lausanne-Dorigny.

Job description

Your research work will focus on investigating how interactions between microbial cells drive the dynamics and function of microbial communities.

You will develop and apply microfluidic technologies, microscopy, and automated image analysis. You will be part of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research () for Microbiomes and have opportunities to collaborate with several groups within the NCCR.

You can read more about the research directions of the group .

Desired qualifications

You should have a strong quantitive background and expertise in programming. Experience with microscopy and image analysis is a big plus.

You should have excellent communication and writing skills. We greatly value curiosity and drive to learn new things.

What the position offers you

We offer an inspiring working environment with very competitive salaries. We fosters collaborative and interdisciplinary work.

We offer great creative freedom. The environment is international, and all activities are conducted in English. You will partecipate to the activities and the events of the NCCR Microbiomes to network and develop your career.

Switzerland offers high life-style and fantastic nature.


The dalcolab strives to having members with a diversity of backgrounds and identities. We believe this diversity fosters creativity.

We are committed to making our group welcoming for every new member.

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