SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics is a non-profit organization federating 65 Swiss research and service groups of experts in bioinformatics. SIB's 800 scientists join forces to empower advances in life sciences and health by providing life scientists and clinicians with state-of-the-art bioinformatics resources, services, expertise, and training.
To reinforce our team in Lausanne, Switzerland, we are seeking one or two Bioinformaticians-Biostatisticians.
Bioinformatician-Biostatistician at BCF - Mauro Delorenzi group


SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics



Work city

Lausanne, Switzerland

Employment fraction


Type of contract


Job tasks
We would like to integrate in our (core facility and research) team, coordinated by Mauro Delorenzi, one or two young or senior bioinformaticians or biostatisticians, one of them with a strong background in statistics and computational sciences (preferably PhD in statistics), the second one more with a computational or biological background. A plus are experiences in one or more of: experimental design, modern cancer research, analysis of data from DNA sequencing technologies, machine learning and classifiers, statistical genetics, evolutionary trees and population biology, algorithmic, mathematical modeling in systems biology.

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.
Profile requirements
  • 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.

Additional information
SIB is a not-for-profit organization that has an excellent bioinformatics infrastructure.

How to apply
If you are interested in this challenging and highly interesting position, please submit your application through our online portal by clicking the "Apply" button.

The application must include:
  • a 1-3 pages cover letter, with summary of motivation, past accomplishments and career goals;
  • a 2-5 pages full curriculum vitae including personal information, complete education record, previous professional activities, commented description of skills and experiences, a publication list; and contact information addresses of at least two referees.
It can also include existing recommendation letters and additional documentation.
Please also indicate if you are authorized to work in Switzerland (and the type of visa, if available).

Job contact person
Dr. Mauro Delorenzi,,