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To reinforce our team in Zürich, Switzerland, we are seeking a
Bioinformatician (Data Science and Software Development)


SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Work Location

Zürich, Switzerland

Employment fraction


Type of contract


Job tasks

The STRING database is a world-leading life science data resource in the field of protein networks, integrating known and predicted protein-protein links for a quickly growing user community. STRING is being developed by an international team at the following three locations: EMBL (Heidelberg), University of Zurich / SIB, and University of Copenhagen.

The Zurich team (headed by Prof. Christian von Mering) is currently looking for a Bioinformatician to use their excellent Data Science and Software Development skills to help grow and further professionalize STRING. The person will lead the development of new methods and software tools in the field of proteomics and systems biology, including identification and integration of new data sources, and will keep abreast of the latest scientific developments in the field.
Profile requirements

The successful candidate should have experience with statistical modelling of large-scale biological data, as well as with the development of scientific software. In addition, they should have a solid understanding of database management systems, including data modelling and data storage techniques for performance optimisation. Experience in developing web applications and web analytics is an asset.

How to apply
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.