Postdoctoral Researcher SNSF in semantic web technologies and natural language processing
Université de Lausanne
Lausanne, Suisse
vor 3 Tg.


UNIL is a leading international teaching and research institution, with over 5,000 employees and 15,500 students split between its Dorigny campus, CHUV and Epalinges.

As an employer, UNIL encourages excellence, individual recognition and responsibility.


The position is within the group of Computational Evolutinary Biology headed by Prof. Christophe Dessimoz in the Departement of Computational Biology.

Pofessor Dessimoz is looking for an expert in information science, with documented experience in semantic web technologies (RDF, SPARQL) and natural language processing to join his group.

Job description

The successful hire will lead the development of methods to facilitate the semantic integration of biological databases, and querying of the system using natural language processing.

Date of start : 01.01.2021

Duration of contract : 12 months

Emplyment rate : 100%

Workplace : Lausanne - Dorigny

Required :

  • PhD degree in bioinformatics, computer science, engineering, or equivalent
  • 4 years of experience in information science
  • Strong programming skills
  • Working oral and written English proficient (level C1 or above)
  • Desired :

  • Track record of publications in a relevant area for the job
  • Experience in semantic web technologies
  • Experience in natural language processing
  • What the position offers you

    We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diverse and dynamic academic environment. Opportunities for professional training, a lot of activities and other benefits to discover.

    Application materials

  • A motivation letter;
  • a CV with detailed information on your experience and level for each relevant skills
  • the contact information of 2-3 references
  • either an example of code, or a link to a code repository.
  • Deadline : 25.10.2020

    Please, send your full application in Word or PDF.

    Only applications send through this website will be taken into account.

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