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 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 Microbiota-Interventions Group at the University of Lausanne

The Vonaesch lab at the Department of Fundamental Microbiology of the University of Lausanne offers a postdoctoral position in infection biology assessing the causal role of commensal members of the gut microbiota with their host. The Vonaesch lab is moving as of August 2021 from Swiss TPH to the DMF in Lausanne, where it will join the NCCR Microbiomes. The candidate will be responsible to study the interplay between different small intestinal bacteria with each other as well as with the human host, using clinical isolates and in vitro assays, cell culture assays as well as animal models. A strong background in infection biology is therefore a must. For more information on the position and how to apply, click here.

Technician/ Scientific research assistant in the Microbiota-Interventions Group at the University of Lausanne

The Vonaesch lab at the Department of Fundamental Microbiology of the University of Lausanne offers a position as research assistant/ technician in infection biology assessing the causal role of commensal members of the gut microbiota with their host. The Vonaesch lab is moving as of August 2021 from Swiss TPH to the DMF in Lausanne, where it will join the NCCR Microbiomes. The candidate will be responsible to develop new strategies to isolate bacteria from human samples and study their function. For this position, we request solid experience with bacteriology and cell culture techniques. Previous experience with rodent models would be a plus but is not mandatory. A strong background in infection biology is therefore a must. For more information on the position and how to apply, click here.

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.