Job offers

  • Position for a Cell / Developmental Biologist or Biophysicist at the University of Geneva (Switzerland)

    In the context of a multidisciplinary study funded by an ERC advanced grant, the Milinkovitch lab offers one position for an outstanding, highly motivated, and creative experimental wet-lab biologist or biophysicist (at the Post-doc level or, possibly, PhD student level) with strong skills in Cell and Developmental Biology as well as experience in Biophysics. The position is for 3 to 5 years and must start between September and December 2019. The successful candidate will use molecular/cell/developmental biology and biophysics methods to investigate (i) how cell proliferation and tissue differentiation are coupled to mechanical tension during scale development in reptiles and birds, and (ii) how geometry of the skin affects reaction diffusion during the development of skin colour patterns in reptiles. These analyses will be performed on new model species (lizards, snakes, crocodiles, birds) already established in the Milinkovitch lab.

    Contact: lane-jobs [at] unige.ch

    Full document with requirements for applications

  • Physics-Based Numerical Simulations of Animal Development & Evolution: Position for a Computer Scientist

    In the context of a multidisciplinary study funded by an ERC advanced grant, the Milinkovitch lab offers one position for an outstanding, highly motivated, and creative computer scientist (at the Post-doc level or, possibly, the PhD student level) to investigate the interactions between physical and biological processes that generate and constrain Life’s complexity and diversity. The successful candidate will develop mathematical modelling and high performance physics-based numerical simulations that will require strong programming skills. The position is for 3 to 5 years and must start between September and December 2019. In this academic research position, you will join a multidisciplinary team of physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists and biologists, and you will apply your creative talent to uncover the self-organisational processes that generate complexity during morphogenesis and evolution.

    Contact: lane-jobs [at] unige.ch

    Full document with requirements for applications

  • Interactive AR/VR and 3D Animations in Biology: Position for a Computer Engineer

    The Section of Biology at the University of Geneva offers one full-time position, at the level of Research Associate (requiring at least 3 years of professional experience or a PhD degree) with tenure-track, for an outstanding, highly motivated, and creative computer scientist with experience in 3D animation and Virtual/Augmented Reality to produce ultra-realistic visualisation and interactive applications, as well as educational software, illustrating biological structures and processes.

    Contact: Prof. Michel C. Milinkovitch (michel [dot] milinkovitch [at] unige.ch).

    Full document with requirements for applications

  • Position for a Cell / Developmental Biologist or Biophysicist at the University of Geneva (Switzerland)

    In the context of a multidisciplinary study funded by an ERC advanced grant, the Milinkovitch lab offers one position for an outstanding, highly motivated, and creative experimental wet-lab biologist or biophysicist (at the Post-doc level or, possibly, PhD student level) with strong skills in Cell and Developmental Biology as well as experience in Biophysics. The position is for 3 to 5 years and must start between September and December 2019. The successful candidate will use molecular/cell/developmental biology and biophysics methods to investigate (i) how cell proliferation and tissue differentiation are coupled to mechanical tension during scale development in reptiles and birds, and (ii) how geometry of the skin affects reaction diffusion during the development of skin colour patterns in reptiles. These analyses will be performed on new model species (lizards, snakes, crocodiles, birds) already established in the Milinkovitch lab.

    Contact: lane-jobs [at] unige.ch

    Full document with requirements for applications

  • Physics-Based Numerical Simulations of Animal Development & Evolution: Position for a Computer Scientist

    In the context of a multidisciplinary study funded by an ERC advanced grant, the Milinkovitch lab offers one position for an outstanding, highly motivated, and creative computer scientist (at the Post-doc level or, possibly, the PhD student level) to investigate the interactions between physical and biological processes that generate and constrain Life’s complexity and diversity. The successful candidate will develop mathematical modelling and high performance physics-based numerical simulations that will require strong programming skills. The position is for 3 to 5 years and must start between September and December 2019. In this academic research position, you will join a multidisciplinary team of physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists and biologists, and you will apply your creative talent to uncover the self-organisational processes that generate complexity during morphogenesis and evolution.

    Contact: lane-jobs [at] unige.ch

    Full document with requirements for applications

  • Interactive AR/VR and 3D Animations in Biology: Position for a Computer Engineer

    The Section of Biology at the University of Geneva offers one full-time position, at the level of Research Associate (requiring at least 3 years of professional experience or a PhD degree) with tenure-track, for an outstanding, highly motivated, and creative computer scientist with experience in 3D animation and Virtual/Augmented Reality to produce ultra-realistic visualisation and interactive applications, as well as educational software, illustrating biological structures and processes.

    Contact: Prof. Michel C. Milinkovitch (michel [dot] milinkovitch [at] unige.ch).

    Full document with requirements for applications

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  • Spectroscopic characterisation and modelling of colours generated by nanostructures in vertebrates

    In the context of highly multidisciplinary studies investigating the development of structural colours in vertebrates, we are seeking creative and highly motivated students with strong interests and skills in condense matter physics and numerical simulations of photonic effects. The successful candidates will interact with a  multidisciplinary team of physicists, computer scientists and biologists (the latter using state-of-the-art imaging techniques and molecular developmental approaches).

    Contact Prof. Michel C. Milinkovitch (michel [dot] milinkovitch [at] unige.ch) for details.

    Full document

  • Modelling variation & complexity of animal forms

    In the context of highly multidisciplinary studies investigating the development of skin appendages (project 1) and skin colour patterns (project 2) in vertebrates, we are seeking creative and highly motivated students with strong interests and skills in mathematical modelling and numerical simulations of physical processes (reaction-diffusion, mechanics, …). The successful candidates will interact with a  multidisciplinary team of physicists, computer scientists and biologists (the latter using state-of-the-art imaging techniques and molecular developmental approaches).

    Contact Prof. Michel C. Milinkovitch (michel [dot] milinkovitch [at] unige.ch) for details.

    Full document

  • Comparative proteomics in reptiles

    In the context of highly multidisciplinary studies investigating the development of skin colour patterns in the corn snake, we are seeking creative and highly motivated students with strong interest and skills in bioinformatics (basic programming skills are necessary) to work on the analysis of existing comparative proteomics data. The successful candidates will interact with a multidisciplinary team of physicists, computer scientists and biologists (the latter using state-of-the-art imaging techniques and molecular developmental approaches). 

    Contact Dr. Athanasia C. Tzika (athanasia [dot] tzika [at] unige.ch) for details (see also reptilomics.org).

    Full document

  • Assembly & annotation of the corn snake genome v3

    In the context of highly multidisciplinary studies investigating the development of skin colour patterns in the corn snake, we are seeking creative and highly motivated students with strong interest and skills in bioinformatics (basic programming skills are necessary) to assist in the assembly and annotation of the version 3 of the corn snake genome; version 2 is the best assembled snake genome to date. The successful candidates will interact with a multidisciplinary team of physicists, computer scientists and biologists (the latter using state-of-the-art imaging techniques and molecular developmental approaches). 

    Contact Dr. Athanasia C. Tzika (athanasia [dot] tzika [at] unige.ch) for details (see also reptilomics.org).

    Full document

  • Mapping mutations affecting skin colour traits in the corn snake

    In the context of highly multidisciplinary studies investigating the development of skin colour patterns in the corn snake, we are seeking creative and highly motivated students with strong interest in molecular developmental biology to assist in mapping corn snake colour and colour pattern traits. The successful candidates will interact with a multidisciplinary team of physicists, computer scientists and biologists and will be trained in state-of-the-art imaging techniques and molecular developmental approaches.

    Contact Dr. Athanasia C. Tzika (athanasia [dot] tzika [at] unige.ch) for details.

    Full document

Apprentis laborantins et apprentis gardiens d’animaux

L’évolution est un paradigme unificateur dont les implications sont importantes dans pratiquement tous les domaines de la biologie. En effet, tous les caractères étudiés en biologie, des traits morphologiques ou comportementaux aux mécanismes de l’immunité ou de l’expression des gènes, sont les produits de l’évolution biologique.

Les concepts évolutifs ne sont pas seulement pertinents vis-à-vis de la diversité de leurs applications dans de nombreuses disciplines, mais aussi vis-à-vis de l’extraordinaire diversité des êtres vivants: des clones naturels/artificiels aux phylums majeurs constitués d’environ 50 millions d’espèces actuelles, tous les êtres vivants sont connectés via des généalogies et l’arbre phylogénétique de la vie.

Le coeur des activités du laboratoire du Professeur Michel Milinkovitch (Laboratoire d’Evolution Naturelle et Artificielle - LANE) concerne la Génétique Evolutive du Développement (EvoDevo) et la physique de la biologie.

Procédure de sélection

Laborantin-e en Biologie

Si vous êtes intéressés par cette formation, vous devez vous adresser à l’unité de formation des apprentis de l’Université de Genève (www.unige.ch/ufa). Madame Emmanuelle Rey peut vous fournir des informations concernant la sélection des candidat(e)s et la formation (Emmanuelle.Rey@unige.ch).

Gardien(ne)s d’animaux de laboratoire

Vous pouvez nous envoyer votre candidature par e‐mail et nous vous contacterons pour organiser un entretien.

La date limite pour la réception des candidatures est le 30 mars et le résultat des sélections est annoncé le 30 mai.