Postdoctoral position in Bioinformatics and Quantitative Genetics
Université de Lausanne
Lausanne, Suisse
vor 1 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 research group of Prof. Olivier Delaneau at the department of Computational Biology is seeking to recruit a postdoctoral researcher to work on projects in the fields of Systems and Population Genetics.

For more details, please consult the website of the group :

Job information

  • Date of start : 02.11.2020 or to be discussed
  • Duration of contract : 1 year with a possible extension for 1 additional year.
  • Employment rate : 100%
  • Workplace : University of Lausanne, Department of Computational Biology, Bâtiment Génopode,
  • CH-1015 Lausanne-Dorigny

    Your responsibilities

  • The successful candidate will work on multiple projects aimed at understanding the downstream effects of genetic variations located in the non-coding regions of the human genome;
  • the main goal being to better characterize the functional impacts of disease associated genetic variants identified in the context of Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS).

    To do so, the successful candidate will mine large-scale multi-omics data sets containing genomic, transcriptomic and epigenetic data across multiple individuals and tissues using advanced statistical approaches and models.

    Statistical methods developments will have to be undertaken in order to carry out new types of data integration and analysis.

    Besides this, the successful candidate will also be involved in some teaching and administrative tasks related to the department’s activities.

    Your qualifications

    The candidate must have obtained a PhD degree in the field of computational biology, bioinformatics, computer science or statistics.

    Advanced skills in commonly used programing languages (C / C++, java, perl, python or R) are required. Any experience in the processing and the analysis of high throughput sequencing data is a plus.

    We expect the candidate to be motivated, communicative, ambitious and happy to work in a collaborative and inter-disciplinary environment

    What the position offers you

    The department offers a supportive and stimulating environment, with access to excellent computer

    facilities (links to the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics) and molecular labs. The environment is highly

    international, and all activities are conducted in English.

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