To reinforce our team in Bern, Switzerland, we are seeking a Genomics-oriented bioinformatician.
Genomics-oriented bioinformatician


University of Berne

Work Location

Bern, Switzerland

Employment fraction

70% - 80%

Type of contract


Job tasks
Our laboratory is involved in the analysis of large genomic data sets, including ancient DNA, and the development of modern statistical genomics tools requiring heavy computations.

The candidate will mainly have bioinformatics but also some IT responsibilities and he/she will participate to the maintenance and the development of dedicated genomic databases, web pages, and computational programs. He/she will be directly involved in current genomic oriented research projects, provide IT support for Windows and Linux users, and manage a small Linux cluster and its associated storage system (NAS).

Profile requirements
  • Degree in bioinformatics, computer science or equivalent experience
  • Programming skills in C/C++, PHP, Perl, Python, R, bash
  • Experience in Linux and Windows systems administration
  • Knowledge of database management (MySQL)
  • Experience in web page design (CMS and dynamic) 
  • Knowledge of key biological processes and NGS technologies
  • Concrete bioinformatics skills in analysis of genomic data
  • Experience in building NGS data analysis pipeline
  • Fluency in English, which is the lab working language

This permanent position is primarily open for Swiss or EU citizens, or for individuals having a valid working permit in Switzerland. Initial salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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: Laurent Excoffier (