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Graduate Assistant in Protein Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Graduate Assistant in Protein Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


The University of Lausanne (UNIL) promotes learning, research and living. It hosts 14'100 students and nearly 3'800 collaborators, professors and researchers. Ideally situated along the lake of Geneva (Lac Léman), near Lausanne's city center, its campus brings together over 120 nationalities.


A Graduate Assistant position is available in the group of Prof. Pierre Goloubinoff in the Department of Plant Molecular Biology.

The research subject is: The synthetic design and directed molecular evolution of disaggregating molecular chaperones and disaggregating proteases. We are seeking candidates with demonstrated experience with techniques of recombinant DNA and of protein expression and purification. Preference will be given to candidates with experience with techniques of directed molecular evolution, in silico analysis of protein structures, biochemical and biophysical analysis of protein structure & function. Candidates with a residence/working permit in Switzerland, UK or the EU, are particularly encouraged to apply. At least half of the working time will be dedicated to the doctoral research. The rest of the time will be dedicated to various academic functions including some teaching assistance of under graduate biology students.

Job information

Expected start date in position : as soon as possible

Contract length : 1 year, renewable 2 x 2 years, maximum 5 years Activity rate : 80% Workplace : Lausanne Dorigny

Your qualifications

A Master's degree in Biology or Biochemistry

What the post offers you

We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diversified and dynamic academic environment, opportunities for professional training. Possibilities of continuous training. Many extracurricular activities in the nearby Alp and Jura Montains and many others to discover.

Contact for further information

Prof. Pierre Goloubinoff, Pierre.goloubinoff@unil.ch

Your application

Application period : July 07, 2017

Please send as a single PDF : a letter of motivation, a CV and two reference letters. 


Complementary information Seeking to promote an equitable representation of men and women among its staff, the University encourages applications from women.

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