Postdoc in Gene Regulation – Gambetta lab

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 13 Sep 2022

Postdoctoral researcher position in gene regulation

The Gambetta lab is recruiting a Postdoctoral researcher to study how target genes are correctly wired in 3-dimensions to their target genes. Specifically, you will study a new paradigm we uncovered for understanding how regulatory elements and target genes specifically connect across variable and sometimes surprisingly large genomic distances.

We use Drosophila genetics (genome-engineering, screens, evolutionary analysis of different Drosophila species), genomics (such as transcriptomics, chromatin accessibility, chromosome conformation capture, genome-wide screens, single-cell genomics), imaging (fixed and live), and biochemistry (proteomics, recombinant protein biochemistry).

This work is expected to reveal new evolutionary perspectives into the relevance of 3D genome folding for transcriptional regulation. For more information on our research see our lab website:

Job information

Expected start date in position : as soon as possible or to be agreed

Contract length : 1 year, renewable 2 x 2 years, maximum 5 years

Your responsibilities

You will work independently and will use multidisciplinary approaches such as genomics, genetics, imaging, and/or biochemistry in the fruitfly Drosophila melanogaster. You will present your results during seminars with gene regulation research labs in Lausanne. You will get some exposure to teaching at the University of Lausanne and supervise a Master’s student. Full funding for the position is available, but application to fellowships is also expected.

Your qualifications

You are a dynamic and rigorous scientist with a PhD degree in Biology or a related discipline. You have experience in molecular biology, genetics, genomics, biochemistry or imaging. You are a critical thinker, a team player eager to participate in scientific discussions but able to work independently. You have a strong interest in developing your skills in multidisciplinary experimental strategies to understand basic mechanisms in gene regulation.

Your benefits

The Gambetta lab is hosted at the Center for Integrative Genomics (CIG) at the University of Lausanne (UNIL), a vibrant, well-funded institute with a focus on functional genomics and equipped with modern core facilities (see ).

It is embedded in the broader Lausanne research environment that includes two universities (UNIL, EPFL), the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Ludwig Center for Cancer Research, university hospital, and a cluster of biotech companies flourishing in the larger lake Geneva area.

The Gambetta lab tightly networks with other gene regulation research laboratories at UNIL and EPFL, and collaborates with the on-site Bioinformatics Competence Center. There are regular possibilities to present and participate in local or international conferences and workshops. Hard and soft skill, and career development courses are offered on campus.

We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diversified and dynamic academic environment.

Your application

Please email lab head Prof. Maria Cristina Gambetta.

Provide your CV, a brief description of your research experience, and why you believe your research interests complement ours.

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