To reinforce our team in Wädenswil, Switzerland, we are seeking two PhD Students.
2 PhD positions in Computational Cancer Genomics


Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)

Work Location

Wädenswil, Switzerland

Employment fraction


Type of contract


Job tasks
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers world-wide. Despite decades of research, 5-year survival for CRC patients is only 60%, and there exist few molecular biomarkers and treatment options. We are looking for PhD students who will conduct research in the framework of a collaborative SNSF Sinergia project “Trans-omic approach to colorectal cancer: an integrative computational and clinical perspective”.  The overall aim of the project is to improve colorectal cancer patient stratification, prognosis and treatment prediction using an integrated approach to trans-omic data. The collaboration is between ZHAW, University of Bern, ETH Zurich and IBM.
The candidates will also contribute within the EU COST Action CA17118 and MSCA RISE network:

The successful candidate will work as part of Applied Computational Genomics Team lead by Maria Anisimova at the Institute of Applied Simulations, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW Wädenswil) and will have a second affiliation to the University of Zurich. The group is also part of Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, which provides additional training and networking opportunities.

Profile requirements
  • MSc degree in bioinformatics, computational biology, computational science, statistics, or similar
  • Working knowledge of programming languages such as Python, C++  
  • Some knowledge of phylogenetics and modeling molecular evolution is as advantage
  • Active research attitude
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills

How to apply
To apply please send an email with the title “CRC-TRs” to
Your application should be in one pdf file including your CV and letter of motivation.