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To reinforce our team in Geneva, Switzerland, we are seeking a a project coordinator.
Project Coordinator


SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Work Location

Geneva, Switzerland

Employment fraction


Type of contract


Job description

Are you looking for a position where you can have an impact on the life of patients? As part of participating in providing tools to improve clinical interpretation, are you looking for a dynamic and flexible working environment? Then, this position is for you.

This Project Coordinator will be part of our Clinical Bioinformatics group. This dynamic and cutting-edge team focuses on the development of harmonized, state-of-the-art bioinformatics tools for the analysis and interpretation of clinical -omics data, covering a wide range of medical fields. These tools contribute to facilitating patient management, as well as diagnostic and treatment decisions in hospitals throughout Switzerland.

We are currently seeking a project coordinator to monitor operations related to the development and maintenance of Clinical Bioinformatics' projects, under the supervision of the lead project managers.

This person’s mission will be to:

  • Monitor the projects' timelines in support of the lead project managers.
  • Monitor administrative timelines (grants, reporting…)
  • Monitor internal deliverables and milestones timelines
  • Anticipate and escalate planning deviations 
  • Ensure the technical and scientific user support for Clinical Bioinformatics collaborative platforms 
  • Participate to users’ needs collection and documentation (e.g. tools functionalities, ontologies, bioinformatics) for those platforms 
  • Participate in projects' meetings, including with external partners 
  • Travel within Switzerland as required to foster interactions and collaborations with hospitals and other SIB groups (mostly day trips)

Start date: 01 Jul 2022

Profile requirements


  • Good knowledge in information technology and computational biology/bioinformatics 
  • Understanding of the specificities of bioinformatics applied to clinical practice 
  • Knowledge of bash and Python 
  • Rigorous and strong organisational skills 
  • Strong collaborative and interpersonal skills 
  • Excellent English, written and spoken


  • Some practical experience in project management in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experience in fields related to microbiology, oncology or medical genetics
  • Experience in multi-site projects
  • Basic knowledge of databases
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.
Application deadline: 15 Jun 2022