Postdoctoral Position on genetics of social organisation
Université de Lausanne
Lausanne, Suisse
vor 3 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.

Job information

Expected start date in position : 01.09.2021 / to be agreed

Contract length : 1 year, renewable depending on funding availability

Activity rate : 100%

Workplace : Lausanne-Dorigny

Your responsibilities

The exact research project will be defined together with the group leader. Most of his / her time will be dedicated to research, but a contribution to teaching is expected, including the possibility of supervising master students.

The job description stipulates :

70% Personal research

25% Participation to teaching activities and master student supervision

5% Maintenance of lab equipment or other institutional tasks.

Your qualifications

We are seeking to recruit someone with a strong motivation to conduct research and a PhD degree in developmental genetics / behavioral genetics, with bioinformatics skill.

The applicants should have a strong ability to work in a team as PhD students are also involved in this project.

Interpersonal skills

  • Strong motivation and dedication to research;
  • Ability to plan research goals with other team members and work to strict deadlines;
  • Good cooperative skills with other researchers and team members;
  • Good communication skills, ability to keep an open-mind, ability to communicate your ideas to others.
  • 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.

    The Department of Ecology and Evolution in Lausanne University hosts research groups working on a broad range of topics, producing a rich intellectual and social life.

    Although French is the common language in Lausanne region, the department research activities and seminars are conducted in English.

    The campus is located on the shore of the Geneva Lake, with the view on the Alps.

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