The Arguello Lab (http://arguellolab.org/) is looking for a postdoc that will lead the computational analyses of our work on the evolution of sensory organs using bulk RNA-seq and single-cell “omic” datasets. This work will be carried out using ecologically diverse Drosophila species. The postdoc will work alongside a technician that will be involved in data generation.
We are a research group in the University of Lausanne’s Department of Ecology and Evolution, and a member group of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (https://www.sib.swiss/). Our interests are in the genomic and cellular bases of sensory differences and sensory-related behaviors, as well as other fundamental evolutionary genomic questions. We combine tools and approaches from evolutionary/population genomics, neurobiology/neurogenetics, developmental biology, behavioral biology, and large-scale genomics. Our team includes experimentalists and computational biologists (hybrid expertise always welcomed). Ecologically diverse Drosophila species provide our model system(s).
The Department of Ecology and Evolution is a lively, fun, productive, and highly diverse group. While UNIL is a French-speaking university, the working language of the Department and the lab is English. For more information about the Department of Ecology and Evolution please follow this link: https://www.unil.ch/-dee/en/home.html
Lausanne is a scenic medium-sized city situated on the edge of Lake Geneva. Life here is good. Its central location within Europe makes traveling by train and plane convenient. For outdoor enthusiasts, Lausanne sits at the base of Alps and Jura Mountains which offer year-round escape and fun.
Expected start date in position: 01.07.2021, negotiable
Contract length: 1 year, renewable up to a maximum of 4 years, depending
on funding availability
Activity rate: 100%
Workplace: University of Lausanne, Lausanne Switzerland
The details of the research project will be defined between the postdoc and group leader. Most of her/his time will be dedicated to research, but a contribution to teaching is expected, including the possibility of supervising master students. The job description stipulates:
~80% Personal research
~15% Participation to teaching/mentoring activities
~5% Various lab/institutional tasks.
Key experience and competencies:
The candidate should be imaginative, dynamic and collegial. Computational experience is a necessity, as is a demonstrated ability to perform high-quality quantitative research, and capacity to formulate hypotheses, test them, and follow the work through to completion/publication.
– PhD degree in the biological sciences with strong computational expertise (i.e. evolutionary biology, neurobiology, developmental biology, systems biology)
– Excellent computer programming (i.e. Python, R) and quantitative skills
– Experience in genomics
– Track record of writing papers as evidenced by publications, pre-prints or submitted manuscripts in referred journals
– Evidence of data presentation at scientific meetings
– Ability to work independently and within a group
– Strong motivation and enthusiasm for science
– Experience in evolutionary genomics
– Experience with single-cell analysis and/or transcriptomics/epigenomics and/or systems biology
– Experience working with large-scale datasets
For more information about the lab and projects, or for further questions, please visit: arguellolab.org or email Roman at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Formal applications have to be made through HR and must include a cover letter detailing your research interests and background, a CV, and the names of references (2-3). Applications should both be uploaded through the University of Lausanne platform (via the link), and sent as a single pdf to email@example.com.
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