People in the Computational and Molecular Population Genetics (CMPG) lab use molecular techniques, theoretical developments, and computer simulations to reconstruct the demographic history of populations and species from genetic data, and to test between alternative evolutionary scenarios.
We explore the genomic diversity of voles and humans in order to discover which genes have recently responded to selection, for instance to adapt to new environments.
We are also interested in quantifying the effect of range expansions and colonisation processes on genetic diversity, since these demographic events can lead to molecular signatures resembling those of selection.
We also develop and maintain computer programs to study and simulate the genetic diversity of populations, infer demographic parameters under complex scenarios, and detect loci under selection from genome scan.
The CMPG lab is affiliated to the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics.
New Genomics-oriented Bioinformatician position
We are looking for a motivated bioinformatician to support our research on the analysis of large modern and ancient genomics data.
The candidate will mainly have bioinformatics but also some IT responsibilities and he/she will participate to the maintenance and the development of dedicated genomic databases, web pages, and computational programs. He/she will be directly involved in current genomic oriented research projects, provide IT support for Windows and Linux users, and manage a small Linux cluster and its associated storage system (NAS).
Position should start in May 2020
Application deadline is March 21 2020
(click on announcement to see linked pdf for details on requirements)