Two PhD Positions in Systems Biology
Université de Lausanne
Lausanne, Suisse
vor 4 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.


Two Ph.D. positions are 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 groups working on other multicellular systems.

The group is also part of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research () for Microbiomes.

Job information

Start date : 01.10.2021 or to be agreed.

Length of contract : 1-year, renewable two times for 2 years, 5 years maximum.

Activity rate : 100%.

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

Your responsibilities

Your research work will focus on developing computational models to uncover how interactions between single cells drive collective behavior and function.

You will have also the opportunity to perform experiments. In the group, you can develop and apply microfluidic technologies, microscopy, and automated image analysis.

You can m ore about the research directions of the group .

Your qualifications

You should have a strong quantitative background and be motivated. You should have experience with programming (e.g., python, matlab).

The group greatly value curiosity, creativity, and drive to discover and 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 and we provide opportunities for your career and personal development. The environment is highly international, and all activities are conducted in English.

Switzerland offers high life-style and fantastic nature.

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