Postdoctoral position in evolutionary genomics, University of Lausanne

Postdoctoral position in evolutionary genomics, University of Lausanne

A Postdoctoral position in evolutionary genomics is available in the group of Prof. Michel Chapuisat at the Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. The group studies social evolution. We are currently investigating the origin, evolution and mode of action of a supergene controlling social organization in ants.  Our approach combines genomics, genetics, behavioral experiments and ecological surveys in the field. For more information, see

Your responsibilities:
You will study the genomic evolution and mode of action of a supergene controlling social organization in ants of the genus Formica. The research project can be extended towards behavioral genetics, population genomics, ecological genomics or comparative genomics, depending on your interests and background. There will also be scope to accommodate personal ideas or projects.

Your qualifications:
We are seeking to recruit an early carrier post-doctoral researcher with a PhD degree in evolutionary biology, genomics, bioinformatics or related fields. The ideal candidate should have skills and experience in one or more of the following fields: behavioral studies, comparative genomics, population genomics, ecological genomics, molecular evolution, transcriptomics. The candidate should have a convincing publication track-record, excellent inter-personal skills and a strong ability to work in a team.

What the position offers you:
We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diverse and dynamic academic environment, with opportunities for professional training. The Department of Ecology and Evolution in Lausanne University hosts research groups working on a broad range of topics, producing a rich intellectual and social life. Although French is the common language in Lausanne region, the department research activities and seminars are conducted in English. The University of Lausanne offers state-of-the-art facilities, including excellent computer facilities and molecular labs.

Contact for further information:
Prof. Michel Chapuisat:

Your application:
Deadline: 21.06.2021.
Incoming applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled.
To apply, please upload a single pdf document containing: a cover letter with a short description of your research interests, research experience, and why you are interested in joining our group; Your CV; The contact details of 2-3 referees; A copy of your PhD degree. Ideally, you should have received your PhD within the last 2 years or be about to obtain it in the next four months.

To receive full consideration, application documents should be uploaded online through the University of Lausanne recruitment platform.
Please apply through this webpage:

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