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Postdoc Positions - Mammalian Transcriptome Evolution




Center for Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

A postdoctoral position (2 years with possible extensions up to 5 years) is available immediately in the evolutionary genomics group of Henrik Kaessmann.

We are seeking highly qualified and enthusiastic applicants with strong skills in computational biology/bioinformatics, preferably also with experience in data mining and comparative or evolutionary genome analyses.

We have been interested in a range of topics related to the functional evolution of genomes across mammals. In the framework of our research, we are generating comprehensive sets of RNA-seq data for a large collection of germline and somatic tissues from representatives of all major mammalian lineages (placental mammals, marsupials, and the egg–laying monotremes) and evolutionary outgroups (e.g., birds). In conjunction with various high-throughput genomic and epigenomic datasets, we are using these transcriptome data to study the functional (expression) evolution of mammalian genomes across gene types, lineages, tissues, developmental stages, chromosomes and sexes.


The postdoctoral fellow will perform integrated evolutionary/bioinformatics analyses based on data produced in the lab and available genomic data. The specific project will be developed together with the candidate.

The language of the institute is English, and its members form an international group that is rapidly expanding. The institute is located in Lausanne, a beautiful city at Lake Geneva.

For more information on the group and our institute more generally, please refer to our website:

Please submit a CV, statement of research interest, and names of three references to: Henrik Kaessmann (


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