To reinforce our team in Geneva, Switzerland, we are seeking a Post-doctoral.
Post-doctoral position in Bioinformatics and Semantic web technologies

Firm

University of Geneva (UNIGE)


Category

SIB


Work city

Geneva, Switzerland


Employment fraction

100%


Type of contract

temporary

Job tasks
The main mission of the CALIPHO group, affiliated to the University of Geneva and to the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, is the development of neXtProt, a human protein knowledge resource integrating curated knowledge from multiple sources (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot, GOA, PeptideAtlas, Human Protein Atlas, ...). 

In parallel with improving our web platform, we are starting a new challenging phase focused on integrating new types of data like coexpression, phylogeny, etc. to extend our knowledge base and become the one-stop shop for scientists working on human proteins. Our extended knowledge base will be made available via our REST API and searchable via our SPARQL endpoint.

We offer a dynamic and multidisciplinary work environment at the world’s forefront of life science and medicine and are looking for a creative, highly motivated and innovative post-doc to join our development team and help design and implement solutions for efficient big data integration of multiple and heterogeneous sources, extend our RDF representation to meet standards and to provide our users with a scalable SPARQL engine.  The position is funded for a duration of 1-3 years.

Profile requirements
  • A PhD degree in computer sciences or bioinformatics obtained less than 5 years ago

SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE (technical)

  • RDF / SPARQL, NOSQL databases, database systems, spring framework, linux scripting, biological databases, bioinformatics tools, version control tools (git, svn), build automation tools (mvn)
  • Programming skills: object oriented paradigm, java, SQL, RDF/SPARQL

PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2 years in software development related to a life science domain or strong motivation to work in the domain
  • 1 year in in semantic web technologies and / or data integration

LANGUAGE SKILLS (spoken and written)

  • English: professional working proficiency
  • French: limited working proficiency

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND APTITUDES (behavioural)

  • Willingness to help and be part of a team whilst being able to work independently
  • Multitasking aptitude, persevering and reliable
  • Independence, creativity and good communication skills
How to apply
Please send your application until 30 September 2017 including a motivation letter, your CV and contact information of at least two referees to Luli.Billecchi@unige.ch.

Only complete applications will be considered.