A postdoctoral position is available in the Fasshauer lab at the Department of Computational Biology at the University of Lausanne. For more details, please visit the Fasshauer lab

Job information

  • Date of start: As soon as possible
  • Duration of contract: 1 year
  • Employment rate: 100%
  • Workplace: Department of Computational Biology, Génopode, 1015 Lausanne

Your responsibilities
The group is investigating the conserved protein machinery involved in the fusion of transport vesicles, in particular the proteins driving the release of neurotransmitters from synaptic vesicles. To come to a better understanding, we focus on a detailed structural, kinetic, thermodynamic, and phylogenetic characterization of the underlying protein-protein interactions. The main task of the successful candidate will lie in conducting research on protein interactions using biochemical methods or in establishing a detailed evolutionary description of the vesicle fusion machinery using bioinformatical approaches.

Your qualifications 
In order to complete our team, we are seeking highly motivated and creative students with a firm background in biochemistry or bioinformatics. The candidate may hold a PhD in life sciences, computer science, mathematics, or bioinformatics. An interest in bringing together computational biology and biology is desirable. Applicants should have excellent scientific writing, communication and interpersonal skills as she/he is working at the interface between biochemistry and bioinformatics. An interest in supervision of Master or PhD students is desirable.

What the position offers you
 The department offers a supportive and stimulating environment, with access to excellent computer facilities (links to the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics) and molecular labs. The environment is highly international, and all activities are conducted in English. Beyond the training in the host laboratory, numerous possibilities exist at UNIL for further professional education (e.g., in bioinformatics, imaging, soft-skills, career development).

Contact for further information
Informal requests for information can be made by email to dirk.fasshauer at unil.ch

Your application
To apply you must upload as a single pdf document:
a CV, including the names of 2-3 referees and a motivation letter describing why you are interested in joining our group.
Deadline: 30.05.2021
Only applications through the University of Lausanne job portal will be taken into account.

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