Job offers

  • Physics-Based Numerical Simulations of Animal Development and Evolution: position for a Computer Scientist

    In the context of a multidisciplinary study combining  mathematical modeling and physics-based numerical simulations of biology  experiments, we offer one position for an outstanding, highly  motivated, and creative computer scientist to investigate  the interactions  between physical (mechanics, reaction-diffusion) and biological (cell  signaling, proliferation) processes that generate and constrain Life’s  complexity and diversity. He/she will develop high performance numerical  simulations that will require strong mathematical  and programming skills. 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-organizational processes that  generate complexity during morphogenesis and evolution.

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

    Full document with requirements for applications

  • 3D Animations and Interactive Virtual Reality of Animal Development and Evolution: position for a Computer Graphics Scientist

    In the context of a multidisciplinary study combining  mathematical modelling, physics-based numerical simulations, and  biology, we offer one position for an outstanding, highly motivated, and  creative computer scientist with Autodesk Maya and Unreal Engine 4  experience to produce animations, ultra-realistic interactive VR  applications and educational software for teaching recently-discovered  physical and biological processes generating Life’s complexity and  diversity. These developments will be targeted to all levels  of education and outreach, from the general public to university  students to the physics-of-biology academic research community.

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

    Full document with requirements for applications

  • Physics-Based Numerical Simulations of Animal Development and Evolution: position for a Computer Scientist

    In the context of a multidisciplinary study combining  mathematical modeling and physics-based numerical simulations of biology  experiments, we offer one position for an outstanding, highly  motivated, and creative computer scientist to investigate  the interactions  between physical (mechanics, reaction-diffusion) and biological (cell  signaling, proliferation) processes that generate and constrain Life’s  complexity and diversity. He/she will develop high performance numerical  simulations that will require strong mathematical  and programming skills. 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-organizational processes that  generate complexity during morphogenesis and evolution.

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

    Full document with requirements for applications

  • 3D Animations and Interactive Virtual Reality of Animal Development and Evolution: position for a Computer Graphics Scientist

    In the context of a multidisciplinary study combining  mathematical modelling, physics-based numerical simulations, and  biology, we offer one position for an outstanding, highly motivated, and  creative computer scientist with Autodesk Maya and Unreal Engine 4  experience to produce animations, ultra-realistic interactive VR  applications and educational software for teaching recently-discovered  physical and biological processes generating Life’s complexity and  diversity. These developments will be targeted to all levels  of education and outreach, from the general public to university  students to the physics-of-biology academic research community.

    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.