Head of the Lausanne Genomics Technology Facility (GTF) Senior Lecturer

The University of Lausanne (UNIL) is a higher teaching and research institution composed of seven faculties where approximately 14,300 students and nearly 3,900 collaborators, professors, and researchers work and study. Ideally situated along the lake of Geneva, near Lausanne's city center, its campus brings together over 120 nationalities.

The Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne (FBM), Switzerland invites applications for a position of :

Head of the Lausanne Genomics Technology Facility (GTF)

Senior Lecturer (Maître d'enseignement et de recherche type 1)

Starting date : to be agreed

Contract Lenght : 6 years, renewable

Rate of activity : 100%

Workplace : Lausanne Dorigny, Genopode

Qualifications and requirements :

The Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne experiences a substantial demand for genomic technologies as well as bioinformatics infrastructures to support the analysis of the data generated. To meet this demand, the Faculty has set up a large core facility for genomics analysis (GTF), comprising 14 staff members and offering state-of-the-art technologies. The current portfolio of instruments includes Nanostring nCounter, Illumina HiSeq 2500, Illumina MiSeq and PacBio sequel and should be expanded in the future to allow single cell RNA isolation and sequencing (see GTF).

  • The successful applicant should have a PhD in the natural or medical sciences and a strong track record in research using genomics technologies.
  • She/he is expected to have the ability to lead and motivate a team and to collaborate with researchers.
  • She/he should have a vision of the future of a technological core facility in a rapidly evolving environment.
  • Experience in teaching and in the organisation of courses on genomics will be an advantage.

Job description :

The leader of the core facility will supervise the work in the laboratory, manage the GTF team, organize the collaborations with the users and the priorities for the use of services, and assess data. She/he will also evaluate, in collaboration with researchers, new methods and technologies that should be implemented to maintain the competitiveness of the GTF.

In parallel to her/his core facility duties, the successful candidate will lecture at the bachelor and master levels and organize practical work (exercises) in genomics technology approaches and experimental design.

A detailed job description is available University’s website

Further information may be obtained from Prof. Alexandre Reymond (Alexandre.Reymond@unil.ch), Director of the Center for Integrative Genomics.

Applications, in English, should include a motivation letter, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications highlighting the five most significant ones, a brief description of the major scientific accomplishments, teaching philosophy and if possible expertise in leading a similar core facility. Please include also names and contact information of at least three references.

They should be submitted by October 15th, 2017, as a single PDF File University’s website.


Seeking to promote an equitable representation of men and women among its staff, the University encourages applications from women.

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