Postdoc (or PhD) position in single molecule imaging and omics analysis of mRNA translation

WorkplaceLausanne, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland

The Naef-lab at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow to join the lab-s longstanding research program on gene regulatory mechanisms, and notably the regulation of translation dynamics.

This position is funded in the context of a collaborative SNSF Sinergia grant -Integrated multi-scale analysis of translation: single-molecules, omics and computation- with Jeff Chao (FMI Basel) and Pierre Vandergheynst (EPFL).

Postdoc (or PhD) position in single molecule imaging and omics analysis of mRNA translation

Your mission :
We are looking for a highly motivated new team member to further develop Molecular and computational tools for bulk and single-molecule translation experiments, or to perform a Quantitative dissection of the translation cycle in response to nutrient stress.

Main duties and responsibilities include :
The successful candidate will work independently to develop and drive forward his/her research project, and also collaborate on ongoing projects in the group. Quantitative and interdisciplinary training, as well as previous experience with statistics, math/physics/computation, or next-generation sequencing (NGS) genomic data analysis will be highly considered.

Your profile :
We are specifically looking for interdisciplinary profiles holding a PhD in molecular or computational biology (or a closely- related field) with a strong background in areas such as single molecule imaging, omics technologies, and computational analysis.

For more information, please contact

To apply, please send your complete application in a single PDF file, including a cover letter, full CV and the contact information of 3 referees, to Submitted applications will be evaluated immediately, and the search will remain open until the position(s) is filled.

We offer :
The EPFL is located in Lausanne - Switzerland, has a highly international environment, state-of-the-art facilities, a track record in the incubation of successful biotechnology companies, and is consistently ranked among the world-s top institutions in scientific research. Lausanne is a lively and cosmopolitan urban center located in a unique natural setting with great outdoor activities. Salaries and benefits are internationally competitive.

The successful postdoc will join a vibrant collaborative, international and diverse research team. More information about the research themes can be found on the following link :
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Start date :
The position is immediately available (winter/spring 2022) and start date is flexible

Term of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)

Work rate :

Duration :
Contract: 1 year, renewable, maximum 4 years.

Reference :
Job Nb 2152

In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 2802606.