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 contact@nccr-microbiomes.ch with a short description of your background and areas of interest.

PhD student position at the Environmental Microbiology Laboratory at EPFL

The Environmental Microbiology Laboratory led by Rizlan Bernier-Latmani at EPFL is looking for a PhD student to work on microbial arsenic methylation. The interdisciplinary project focuses on emergent arsenic methylation properties in soil microbiomes. You can find more information about the project, the lab, and how to apply here.

Postdoc position in experimental evolution of Drosophila microbiome

A postdoctoral position is available in the Kawecki group at the Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. We are looking for a qualified and motivated researcher interested in using experimental evolution to study adaptation of ambient bacteria to life as Drosophila commensals and the consequences of this adaptation for the microbe and the host. The project will involve collaboration with the Engel and Mitri labs. For more information and the link to the application process visit this link.

Postdoctoral position in the Environmental Microfluidics Group at ETH Zurich.

The Environmental Microfluidics Group of Prof. Roman Stocker at the Institute of Environmental Engineering is seeking a dynamic and motivated postdoctoral researcher to work on modeling the biophysics of microbial communities. The candidate shoule have extensive expertise in theoretical biophysics to work on multiple projects on human and environmental microbiomes. The postdoc will develop theoretical tools to uncover the unifying biophysical principles of microbiomes. The position is shared with the Ackermann lab at Eawag. You can find more information on the position and the application procedure here.

PhD student position at the Environmental Microfluidics Group at ETH Zurich.

The Stocker lab at the Institute of Environmental Engineering at ETH Zurich is seeking a dynamic and motivated doctoral student for a project on the biophysics of microbial communities on (and in) leaves. The project is a collaboration with the Vorholt lab at ETH Zurich. The candidate should have a strong quantitative background, and a focus on experimental work. For more information on the position and how to apply, click here.

PhD student position at the Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, in collaboration with ETH Zurich.

PhD student position available in the Sanders’ group at the University of Lausanne on the role of the soil microbiome in determining plant responses to the mycorrhizal symbiosis using experimental approaches. Research will build on previous work in the group showing that mycorrhizal fungi shape soil microbial communities. The project aims to understand how the soil microbiome influences how the plant responds to inoculation with mycorrhizal fungi. You can find more information about the position and how to apply here.

Scientific software/web developer at the Microbiome Research Laboratory at ETH Zurich.

The Microbiome Research Laboratory at ETH Zürich, headed by Prof. Shinichi Sunagawa, is looking for a Scientific software/web developer to lead the full-stack development of a microbiome database of meta-, and in the long run, multi-omics data sets that are publicly available and/or generated by several projects, including projects within the NCCR Microbiomes. For more information about the position and on how to apply, please click here.