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To reinforce our team in Lausanne, Switzerland, we are seeking a Senior People & Culture Assistant.
Senior People & Culture Assistant


SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Work Location

Lausanne, Switzerland

Employment fraction


Type of contract


Job tasks
The People and Culture (P&C) department at SIB is going through a very interesting period, reviewing processes and preparing the implementation of a new HRIS system. Therefore, in order to support this dynamic team in these fascinating times, we are looking for a Senior People & Culture Assistant to join us. 

The incumbent will assist the team in managing all key administrative responsibilities related to employees' life cycle from hiring to departure such as:

  • Drafting contracts, amendments, certificates and letters, declarations, etc.
  • Proofreading and publishing of recruitment announcements on various channels.
  • Applying for and following-up on work permits.
  • Creating and maintaining personal files.
  • Updating personal data of employees in the system.
  • Announcing arrivals/departures/changes in our internal system.
  • Following-up, preparing and drafting documents required for the employee's departure.
  • Supporting Group Leaders and employees in all types of requests.
  • Answering calls and managing HR mail mailboxes.
  • Managing administratively HR events (jubilees, weddings, births, etc.).
  • Managing the archiving process.
  • Providing support in the migration to the new HR system.
  • Acting as a back up for the P&C team.

Profile requirements
  • HR assistant certificate, "Brevet fédéral" would be an asset.
  • Min. 5 years experience in a similar HR Assistant position within a Swiss employer is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of a HRIS  ("Strategic" would be an asset).
  • Knowledge of time management software would be an asset.
  • Very good knowledge of Swiss social insurances and Swiss labor law is mandatory.
  • Very good management of priorities.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment.
  • Sense of confidentiality.
  • Capacity to propose improvements.
  • Rigorous and professional.
  • Languages : Proficient in English (spoken/written), fluent in French (spoken/written), German (spoken/written) would be an asset.

This position is for a period of 12 months at 50%, with the possibility to have 80% during the first 2 months.

How to apply
SIB is committed to ensuring and fostering diversity and equal opportunities in the workplace as well as in the scientific ecosystem. If you are interested in this challenging and highly interesting position, please submit your application including CV and letter of motivation through our online portal by clicking the "Apply" button.