To reinforce our team in Geneva, Switzerland, we are seeking a Post-doc.
Post-doc position in life science semantic data integration


University of Geneva (UNIGE)



Work city

Geneva, Switzerland

Employment fraction


Type of contract


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 shop-stop 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  team-player post-doc to join our development team and help design and implement knowledge integration pipelines for heterogeneous data sources using semantic web technologies and FAIR standards.

This work may require collaborations with other scientific groups. The post-doc is also expected to write publications about new tools developed by the team and contribute to grant writing.

Type of contract: 1 year (renewable)

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

  • Required programming skills: OOP principles, Java, SQL, javascript
  • Highly appreciated: Java spring framework, PostgreSQL RDBMS, biological databases, bioinformatics tools, linux scripting, version control tools (git, svn), build automation tools (mvn)
  • Nice to have: Hibernate framework, PERL language, MongoDB, Google Polymer framework, AngularJS, scala, RDF/SPARQL (Semantic Web), Google Analytics, graphQL.


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

LANGUAGE SKILLS (spoken and written):

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


  • 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
If you are interested in this challenging and highly interesting position, please send your application including CV and letter of motivation to: