Postdoctoral Position in Bacterial Epigenetics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

PhD Fellowship IN Switzerland

Postdoctoral Position in Bacterial Epigenetics: The University of Lausanne (UNIL) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Position in Bacterial Epigenetics within the Department of Fundamental Microbiology. The successful candidate will join the Collier lab to study the impact of DNA methylation in the Agrobacterium tumefaciens plant pathogen. The project aims to identify and characterize epigenetic regulators that coordinate gene expression with the progression of DNA replication. This is a one-year contract, renewable subject to funding availability, with an expected start date of 01.04.2024 or earlier.

Designation: Postdoctoral Position

Research Area: Bacterial Epigenetics

Location: University of Lausanne


  • Ph.D. in Biological Sciences
  • Strong motivation for fundamental research and bacterial genetics
  • Good publication record, with at least one first-author article published or available as a preprint
  • Fluent in English, the everyday working language in the department
  • Strong background in microbiology, bacterial genetics, and genomics
  • Knowledge in bioinformatics/programming (R/Biopython/Matlab) would be a plus

Job Description: The post-holder will investigate the impact of DNA methylation on the A. tumefaciens cell cycle and genome maintenance. The focus is on identifying epigenetic regulators that read marks on the genome to coordinate gene expression with DNA replication progression. The role involves personal research (at least 80% of activity) and contributing to group research and teaching practical courses for Bachelor students (20% of activity).

What the Position Offers:

  • A multicultural, diverse, and dynamic academic environment
  • Opportunities for professional training
  • Access to a rich cultural life with the lab located on the University of Lausanne campus near the lake
  • Visit the Collier lab’s website for more information on the group, research interests, and publications.

Contact for Further Information: Dr. Justine Collier:

How to Apply: Application Deadline: 15.02.2024

Please submit a full application in English as a single PDF, including:

  1. Motivation letter explaining interest in the project
  2. Complete CV with a publication list
  3. Short description of previous research experience (PhD project, Master project, internships)
  4. Names, emails, and websites of 3 references

Only applications through the [official website](website link) will be considered. Thank you for your understanding.



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