To reinforce our team in Wädenswil, Switzerland, we are seeking a Post Diploma student Functional Genomics and Bioinformatics.
Post Diploma student Functional Genomics and Bioinformatics

Employer

Agroscope


Work Location

Wädenswil, Switzerland


Employment fraction

100%


Type of contract

temporary

Job tasks
The research group Molecular Diagnostics, Genomics and Bioinformatics fulfills legal tasks and contributes to three core research areas of Agroscope: to increasingly use microbiomes and isolated strains, to develop core competences in functional genomics and bioinformatic data analysis and to contribute to a reduction of the use of plant protection agents and pesticides. 

  • De novo genome assembly using NGS data of different technologies (Illumina, PacBio, Oxford Nanopore Technologies) and genome annotation of microorganisms (bacteria, yeasts, fungi) 
  • Comparative genomic analyses to identify core, accessory and strain-specific genes of strains isolated from microbiomes (comparison to known strains) 
  • Data analysis of RNA-Seq data (differential gene expression analysis), gene set enrichment analyses  
  • Data analysis of proteomics data 
  • Preparation of scientific reports, contribution to publications 
  • Maintenance /extension of existing data analysis pipelines (genome assembly, transcriptomics)

Profile requirements
  • Recently (not more than 12 months ago) finished Master’s degree (FH, ETH or University)  
  • Motivated scientist with a degree in IT/Bioinformatics/Microbiology
  • Experience in the analysis of functional genomics data (genome assembly, comparative genomics, RNA-Seq, pathway analysis)  
  • Knowledge in the analysis of metagenomics data and/or proteomics data is a plus 
  • Solid programming experience (Linux scripting/bash, R, Python), experience managing virtual systems 
  • Knowledge of German and Englisch (oral, written) 
  • Strong team player with good communication skills

How to apply
If this position interests you and you fulfil the profile of requirements, we look forward to receiving your online application: human.resources@agroscope.admin.ch (Ref.nr. 42055).

Closing date: June 30, 2020 (or until position is filled).

For further inquiries, please contact Dr. Christian Ahrens (team leader Functional Genomics & Bioinformatics, group leader Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics); christian.ahrens@agroscope.admin.ch /Tel. +41 58 460 61 14.