Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Computational Biology

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Computational Biology


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 Faculty of Biology and Medicine (FBM) of the University of Lausanne is inviting applications for position of:


Tenure Track Assistant Professor towards Associate Professor in Computational Metagenomics and Microbial Modelingat the Department of Computational Biology


Starting date: to be agreed

Place: Lausanne, Switzerland

Contract length: 2 years, renewable twice

Rate: 100%


The Department of Computational Biology (DBC) is internationally renowned for its excellent research in the development of models to analyse complex and large scale biological data. Within the frame of the newly launched National Centre of Competence Research (NCCR) Microbiomes, the DBC is looking for an outstanding junior individual whose research excels in computational metagenomics, microbial community profiling, phylogenomics, genome-scale metabolic modelling with a focus on the analyses of large scale omics data (genomics, transcriptomics and metabolomics, but not excluded) for both microbes and other organisms.


Main tasks:

develop an internationally recognized research programme funded by external sources

develop a strong collaborative research within the NCCR Microbiomes

supervise Master and PhD students

participate in teaching activities by the Department.


The Department has excellent computational facilities and access to the latest computer infrastructure. A wet lab is also available. Access to imaging, metabolomics, proteomics, and genomics platforms is available on campus. A start-up package as well as a yearly research allowance for positions and consumables will be available within a dynamic research environment.

The job description is available on the University’s website (or QR code).

Further information may be obtained from Prof. Nicolas Salamin (nicolas.salamin@unil.ch), Head of the Department of Computational Biology

Applications, in English, should include i) a motivation letter, ii) a curriculum vitae, iii) a list of publications highlighting and summarizing the five most significant ones from the point of view of the candidate, iv) a brief statement (5 pages max.) of the past and future research, a summary of previous teaching experience, v) a copy of diplomas, vi) and the names and contact information of at least three references.

Full applications should be submitted online as a single PDF file to the University website by July 26th 2020 (23:59 GMT+1).


We offer a pleasant working atmosphere in a multicultural, diverse and dynamic academic environment. There are possibilities for continuing professional education and a multitude of activities and other benefits to discover


UNIL is committed to promoting gender equality and diversity and strongly encourages applications from female candidates. www.unil.ch/egalite

NCCR_Annonce.pdf  (178 Ko)

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