Postdoctoral position in NGS-based personalized medicine approaches

WorkplaceLausanne, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland


EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, is one of the most dynamic university campuses in Europe and ranks among the top 20 universities worldwide. The EPFL employs more than 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 more than 16,000 people, including over 12,000 students and 4,000 researchers from more than 120 different countries.

Your mission :
The lab of biomedical microfluidics (LBMM ; ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> ) is looking for a postdoc with a background in biology or biomedical sciences and significant expertise in the preparation of next generation sequencing libraries. We have developed an in vitro diagnostics platform enabling to identify the most potent therapy options directly on tumor samples from human patients ( ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> ; Eduati et al., Nature Communications 2018) and now recently integrated transcriptomic readouts. As the next step, we are now initiating clinical trials and the establishment of a startup company, making this technology available to the public. The position will be funded for 18 months in the context of an Innosuisse grant, with the general possibility of transitioning permanently into the startup afterwards.

The successful candidate will closely interact with other members of the LBMM, sequencing facilities and tech developers.

Main duties and responsibilities include :

  • Screening of samples from human cancer patients
  • Development of novel assays and NGS work flows
  • Data analysis

Your profile :
  • PhD in cancer biology, biotechnology or related fields
  • Hands-on experience in the generation of NGS libraries
  • Very good publication record in international high impact journals
  • Good communication skills
  • Highly motivated and keen to work in an interdisciplinary environment

We offer :
  • A multidisciplinary environment
  • Exposure to the latest cutting-edge experimental procedures (e.g. single-cell microfluidics)
  • Preparation for a future career in academia, industry or our own startup company

Start date :

Term of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)

Duration :
1.5 years : after an initial year of service contract extensions can be made

Remark : Only candidates who applied through EPFL website or our partner Jobup’s website will be considered. Files sent by agencies without a mandate will not be taken into account.


In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 52383.

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