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.

The national research initiative Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN) is creating an infrastructure enabling the sharing of patient data for research across Switzerland. SIB is setting up and operating the Data Coordination Centre that will coordinate data standardization and enable nation-wide interoperability of health data for research.
We offer a highly dynamic work environment at the world’s forefront of life science and medicine. We are looking for a creative, highly motivated and innovative Scientific Project Manager to strengthen our team in Basel.
Scientific Project Manager


SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics



Work city

Basel, Switzerland

Employment fraction

50% - 100%

Type of contract


Job tasks
  • Accountable for planning and coordinating activities at the Data Coordination Center (DCC), including grant applications, seminars, meetings and scientific events
  • Manage multidisciplinary project teams by continuously securing information flow to all team members, by doing project kick-off, periodic progress and review meetings with the entire project team
  • Ensure achievement of milestones by continuously monitoring the progress of all contributing parties (including external stakeholders) and taking appropriate corrective actions  as required
  • Support the project teams in task planning, documentation and reporting
  • Delivery of projects on time, on budget and to scope
Profile requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in Life Sciences or other biomedical fields
  • Proven experience in scientific Project Management in a high-paced environment with frequently changing priorities; ability to meet tight deadlines while dealing with uncertainty and ambiguity
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating multi-disciplinary teams
  • Solid organizational skills
  • Excellent English skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to occasionally  travel to other Swiss cities (day trips)
  • Awareness of the Swiss bioinformatics landscape

  • German and/or French
  • Experience working in educational/academic environment
How to apply
If you are interested in this challenging and highly interesting position, please submit your application including CV and letter of motivation through our online portal by clicking the "Apply" button.