Computational Biologist / Bioinformatician

Updated: about 1 month ago

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 :

A 40-60% position is available for a talented computational biologist or bioinformatician to join the Gönczy Laboratory of Cell and Developmental Biology in the School of Life Sciences of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland (


Main duties and responsibilities include :
The successful candidate will contribute to several ongoing projects in the laboratory, including by exploiting sequenced-based evolutionary information to infer biophysical properties of proteins, modeling 3D protein domains, analyzing co-evolving residues, as well as retrieving and analyzing large data sets in various formats. Moreover, she/he will participate in image segmentation and analysis projects with several members of the laboratory.

Your profile :

The successful candidate should have a Masters degree or a PhD in computational biologist/bioinformatics, or an equivalent experience. Moreover, she/he should be scientifically driven, have good interpersonal skills and strive in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment. Good oral and written command of English is required.

We offer :
EPFL is a vibrant interdisciplinary research community that fosters interactions with allied disciplines on campus, including Engineering, Physics, Chemistry and Computer Sciences (see for more information). EPFL offers a family friendly work environment and competitive salaries.

Start date :
Applications will be examined starting March 1st , 2021. The ideal starting date is April 1st , 2021, but a later time can be envisaged.

Term of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)

Work rate :

Duration :
1 year, renewable.

Contact :

Applicants should apply through the online application system. submitting a cover letter/motivation letter, a full CV, including the contact information of three referees.

Further enquiries about this opening should be directed to Pierre Gönczy (

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.

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