To reinforce our team in Lausanne, Switzerland, we are seeking a Postdoc.
Postdoc: protein sequences and function, EPFL

Employer

EPFL


Work Location

Lausanne, Switzerland


Employment fraction

100%


Type of contract

temporary

Job tasks
We are currently looking for a new postdoc to join our group, in the framework of an ERC-funded post-doctoral position about the sequence-function relationship in proteins. The position will be initially for 1 year, with the possibility of renewal. The start date is flexible. For full consideration, please apply by October 1, 2022.

Proteins play crucial roles in our cells. The amino-acid sequence of a protein encodes its function, including its structure and its possible interactions. In evolution, random mutations affect the sequence, while natural selection acts at the level of function. Shedding light on the sequence-function mapping of proteins is central to a systems-level understanding of cells, and has far-reaching applications in synthetic biology and drug targeting. The current explosion of available sequence data enables data-driven approaches to discover the principles of protein operation. We are addressing these questions using inference methods based on statistical physics and information theory, as well as deep learning approaches such as protein language models. Applications include generating new protein sequences and making new predictions for protein-protein interactions from sequence data.

EPFL offers excellent working conditions, competitive salaries, and a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural and stimulating environment.

Profile requirements
We are an interdisciplinary group and we welcome people with diverse backgrounds and trainings. For instance, people with training in physics, applied mathematics, computer science, biophysics, computational biology or life sciences engineering can all fit in the Laboratory.

How to apply
To apply, please email Anne-Florence Bitbol (anne-florence.bitbol@epfl.ch) by October 1, 2022, with:
  • a cover letter;
  • a complete CV;
  • a copy of your transcripts.