Postdoc position in Aquatic Microbial Ecology

WorkplaceLausanne, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland


The Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is one of the most dynamic university campuses in Europe and ranks among the top 20 universities worldwide. The EPFL employs 6,000 people supporting the three main missions of the institutions: education, research and innovation. The EPFL campus offers an exceptional working environment at the heart of a community of 16,000 people, including over 10,000 students and 3,500 researchers from 120 different countries.

Your mission :
The Stream Biofilm and Ecosystem Research Laboratory (SBER, ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> ) at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, conducts unique research in the domains of microbial ecology (see ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> ) and ecosystem processes of high-mountain streams (see ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> ). We wish to reinforce our research on the structure and function of the biofilm microbiome in glacier-fed streams.

Therefore, we seek a highly motivated postdoc with experience in microbial ecology and evolution, and bioinformatics.

PhD degree in microbial ecology, molecular biology, environmental sciences, computational biology or equivalent

Advanced competencies in microbial community ecology, including its theoretical foundations, and biogeography

Outstanding skills in quantitative analyses, large data set handling and bioinformatics

To be considered, your application must include the following documents, to be submitted as one single pdf:

We offer :
We offer excellent working conditions and competitive remuneration that allows for comfortable living conditions in the Lausanne area.
EPFL ranks among the world’s top scientific universities and excels with its multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural and stimulating environment. It is located in Lausanne, Switzerland, a beautiful and vibrant city on the shores of scenic Lake Geneva, situated within an Alpine setting in the heart of Europe. EPFL is committed to being an equal opportunity employer.

Start date :
We will start screening applications from 31st July onwards. The start date for this position is January 1st 2021.

Term of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)

Duration :
1 year, renewable for another year

To be considered, your application must include in one pdf file : a motivation letter including a research statement, a CV with a full publication list, 3 most important publications as pdf, 3 recent reference letters)
Further information can be requested at geraldine.gfeller-antille (no application to be sent to this address)


In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 48187.

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