University of Berne
Type of contract
The Interfaculty Bioinformatics Unit of the University of Bern and the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension of the Bern University Hospital are looking for a Bioinformatician (100%) to complete our team.
The aim of this interfaculty project is to decipher the genetic basis of kidney stones, a very common and global healthcare problem.
Your responsibilities will include
• Primary processing of data from NGS experiments, for example RNA-seq, whole genome or whole exome resequencing, metagenomics, de novo assembly
• Analysis of whole exome sequencing data of a large cohort of kidney stone formers and non-stone forming controls (>1000 samples), and integration with corresponding phenotypic metadata
• Collaborate with researchers and clinicians on all data analysis steps, in particular complexity reduction (e.g. GSEA), various statistical analyses and data visualisation
• Consult researchers with the planning of NGS experiments
• Teaching practical courses in bioinformatics/biostatistics
Ideally, you have a PhD in biology, bioinformatics or biostatistics andproven experience with NGS data analysis and
• proficiency in one or more programming languages and databases (e.g. C++, Python, R, Java, mysql, postgres)
• experience in GWAS and WES
• a strong interest in working on different projects in a collaborative role
• experience in biostatistics and/or machine learning
• very good organisational skills, in particular a demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects in parallel
• a demonstrated ability to collaborate with researchers from various fields
The working language of our group is English. Knowledge of German is useful but not required.
• A 2 year position postdoc position/staff scientist, with the possibility for extension
• A supportive working environment and excellent computational resources
• Very varied work and the opportunity to learn new methods and technical skills
• Starting date is 1. April or upon agreement