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 SIB Training Group in collaboration with sciCORE - the scientific computing center of the University of Basel and one of the technological platforms of SIB - are hiring a Bioinformatics Training and Support Specialist (80-100%) to support training and research services.
Bioinformatics Training and Support Specialist


SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics



Work Location

Basel, Switzerland

Employment fraction

80% - 100%

Type of contract


Job tasks

The activities of the successful candidate will be split between the SIB Training Group, to develop and provide bioinformatics training, and the sciCORE team, to contribute to research support services.

Profile requirements

Our ideal candidate has a PhD degree in bioinformatics, computational biology or a related subject, and enthusiasm for training. Some postdoctoral experience and a track record in teaching and/or outreach and training, at a university or elsewhere, are a plus. The content of the training courses to be developed and offered can be adapted to the background of the candidate, however we are particularly interested in expertise in the broad areas of genomics and protein bioinformatics. A solid grasp of statistics and proficiency in at least one programming language are required. The primary working languages will be R and Python. Experience in high-performance computing would be an asset. Given the service-oriented nature of the position, we expect our candidate to be flexible, proactive, capable of following several projects in parallel, and to have a curiosity for natural sciences in general. We are looking for candidates who are adaptable and able to grow into advanced topics.

We offer

The position will be fully hosted at sciCORE in Basel. You will be part of a highly efficient and motivated team of data analysts, data managers and scientific IT specialists. Collaborations and co-authorship in publications can be expected. As a member of the SIB Training Group you will join forces with a dynamic and enthusiastic group of bioinformatics experts embedded in diverse Swiss research institutions. Training activities will be focused in the Basel and surrounding area, however there will be opportunities to teach across Switzerland. We support our team members in their own training, networking and career development.

How to apply
If you are interested in this challenging and highly interesting position, please submit your application including CV, letter of motivation, list of publications and references and a statement on teaching philosophy and interests through our online portal by clicking the "Apply" button.

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The position will remain open until filled.