SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics is a non-profit organization federating 80 Swiss research and service groups of experts in bioinformatics. SIB’s data scientists join forces to empower advances in the life sciences and health by providing researchers and clinicians with state-of-the-art bioinformatics resources, services, expertise, and training. SIB has about 180 employees based in Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne and Zurich.

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To reinforce our team in Lausanne, Switzerland, we are seeking a Head of People & Culture.
Head of People & Culture (100%)


SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Work Location

Lausanne, Switzerland

Employment fraction


Type of contract


Job tasks

Your mission:

Actively contribute to the development of the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and use your expertise and experience to further develop human resources practices within the Institute.

Your responsibilities:

  • Propose and implement the Institute’s HR strategy.
  • Review the department’s processes and empower the team to achieve assigned objectives.
  • Manage all steps of the employee life cycle.
  • Support department heads and group leaders with their organizational and team management needs.
  • Lead and ensure the efficient and successful completion of new projects in line with the mission statement of the team.
  • Be a trusted advisor to the Institute’s management team.
  • Develop an understanding of SIB’s specific culture and ensure it is spread at all levels of the organisation.
  • Support change management for the Institute’s employees.

Profile requirements
  • 5+ years experience as Head of Human Resources.
  • Very good knowledge of Swiss labor law.
  • Master’s degree required, in HR or equivalent.
  • Strong inter-personal and communication skills (written and oral) with diverse audiences in French and English. German an asset.
  • Able to manage time and priorities to meet deadlines.

How to apply
If you want to belong to a renowned national institute sharing a passion for science and making a positive impact on society, and you are looking to integrate a team fostering a collegial work atmosphere, this opportunity is for you!

Please send your complete application file to:
Brodard Executive Search - Rue du Mont-Blanc 16 - 1201 Geneva
Tel. 022 900 00 97