Open positions at the NCCR Microbiomes

If you are interested in working on one of the projects of the NCCR Microbiomes, please email us at with a short description of your background and areas of interest.

Bioinformatician position at the Department of Fundamental Microbiology at UNIL

The Department of Fundamental Microbiology at the University of Lausanne is hiring a bioinformatician to support the work of the NCCR Microbiomes. The position is embedded in the Engel lab, but with strong collaborations with the NCCR Microbiomes data management and with other bioinformaticians and computational biologists within the NCCR, including those based at institutions other than UNIL. The successful candidate will establish and implement bioinformatics workflows to analyse microbiome datasets and ensure that they adhere to the FAIR principles. A doctoral degree in Life Sciences and a minimum of five years of experience as a postdoc or a bioinformatician in the field of microbial ecology and evolution are required.

More information and instructions on how to apply can be found here.


Postdoctoral position in soil microbiome studies at UNIL

The lab of Environmental and Evolutionary Microbiology has an open postdoctoral position to study soil microbiomes. The major aim is to understand soil microbiome formation in relation to other types of environmental or host-related microbiomes. Depending on the experience of the candidate, we aim to focus on quantifying interspecific interactions during community development, roles of environmental conditions, possibilities for community redirectioning or deep-learning of developmental trajectories.

The project will be conducted in collaboration with PhD students and postdocs within the group, and further with members of the National Centre of Competence Research in Microbiomes (

More information about the position and the desired profile, as well as about how to apply, can be found here.

Posted 13 September 2022