Open positions

Lausanne is a fantastic place for carrying out research. Our Department offers a friendly and international atmosphere and is equipped with state-of-the-art research facilities. Moreover, the exceptional location of our campus at the lake of Geneva, with the Swiss Alps in sighing distance, offers a high standard of living and many opportunities for enjoying live.

We are always looking for motivated people interested in our research. Spontaneous applications are very much welcome! Please send your CV, contacts of two referees, and a motivation letter to

We have two open positions available:

  1. Postdoc position in microbial evolutionary genomics/metagenomics focusing on the gut microbiota of social bees.
  2. PhD position in gut microbiota research and/or microbial evolutionary genomics

We are looking for people with a strong background in bioinformatics/genomics and/or interest in microbial symbiosis, ecology, and evolution, and microbiota-host interactions.

Please apply through the links provided above. Don’t hesitate to write me an email to ask questions about the positions. Please note that while the job description says ‘contract duration of 1 year’, we have sufficient financial support for 3-5 years.