SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
Type of contract
The jobs includes also to some extent (depending on skills and preferences):
- Teaching courses for young students up to advanced researchers in academia and in private companies;
- Participating to data analysis services for academic groups and private companies;
- Contributing to biomedical research projects and to publishing results, mostly with academic or clinical partners and pharmaceutical companies;
- Proposing new projects, in particular for the assessment or improvement of methods.
The activity gives excellent opportunities to become expert in biomedical bioinformatics and biostatistics, as well as to become familiar with modern technologies and project planning. Overall, you will acquire skills that are becoming key for the whole field of modern biomedical research and offer excellent career perspectives in the academic, hospital and private sectors.
The most typical data analysis types include:
- Molecular data (genome and exome NGS for mutation calling; mRNA and miRNA quantification, ChIP-seq data, siRNA and drug screens);
- Multivariable statistical association and regression analyses, hypothesis testing, survival analysis;
- Biological and molecular information in forms of gene sets, gene networks, tumor subtypes etc.
Several projects are conducted in collaborations with bio/medical experts and are embedded in an international team of molecular biological laboratories and medical researchers.
We are located in the genomic center of the University Lausanne, in a mixed experimental-bioinformatics environment, on the UNIL-EPFL lakeside campus. The BCF is associated to the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, the new inter-institutional Swiss Cancer Center Lausanne, the local University and its Ludwig Cancer Center.
- Interest for research at the crossroads of experimental and computation methods within a transdisciplinary team (statistics, genomics, cancer, biology, computing);
- Ability and ambition to help to drive projects and to further develop a small bioinformatics unit;
- Interest in Modern Biology and Medicine and modern research;
- Strong team attitude and good interpersonal skills;
- Excellent English speaking and writing skills.
Additional specific skills of interest
- Expertise in advanced methods for the analysis of genomic / genetic data, specifically in the useof the R software environment.
- Experience in heavy computational data analysis and advanced programming and systemmanagement.
Salary & Benefits
Salary: 70-90k CHF (65-80 k€) per year, depending on experience and qualifications.
We also offers an attractive Swiss social security system.
SIB is a not-for-profit organization that has an excellent bioinformatics infrastructure.