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.

Postdoctoral position in microbiome research at EPFL

The Laboratory for Environmental Biotechnology of EPFL offers a new position to complement the existing team studying the microbiome of granular biofilm involved in wastewater treatment. Candidates should have a track record on the analyses of gene expression (e.g. RNA sequencing or (meta-)proteomics), or on the analyses of metabolic activity with metabolomics approaches, and with some bioinformatic skills. Experience with applying these techniques to microbial communities would be an asset. The qualified candidate should have a PhD and able to work independently, but also in collaboration since this study is a team effort. Start date is earliest 1 January 2022. For more information on the position and how to appy, click here.

Postdoctoral position in Microbial Ecology at the University of Lausanne

The group of Prof. Alma Dal Co at the Department of Computational Biology at the University of Lausanne is looking for a motivated postdoctoral researcher with a strong quantitative background. In the dalcolab, you will investigate principles that drive spatial organization and function of microbial communities using mathematical modeling and experiments. You should have experience in image analysis and good programming skills. You should be curious and dynamic. You can find more information on the position, the projects, and the application procedure here. Start date: 1 October 2021 or to be discussed.

PhD position in Microbial Ecology at the University of Lausanne

The group of Prof. Alma Dal Co at the Department of Computational Biology at the University of Lausanne is looking for a PhD student with a strong quantitative background. In the dalcolab, you will investigate principles that drive spatial organization and function of microbial communities. You should be interested in doing experiments (microscopy) and you should be curious and motivated to learn new things. You can find more information on the position, the projects, and the application procedure here. Start date: 1 October 2021 or to be discussed.

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.