The SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics is an internationally recognized non-profit organization, dedicated to biological and biomedical data science. Its data scientists are passionate about creating knowledge and solving complex questions in many fields, from biodiversity and evolution to medicine. They provide essential databases and software platforms as well as bioinformatics expertise and services to academic, clinical, and industry groups. SIB federates the Swiss bioinformatics community of some 800 scientists, encouraging collaboration and knowledge sharing. The Institute contributes to keeping Switzerland at the forefront of innovation by fostering progress in biological research and enhancing health.

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To reinforce our team in Lausanne, Switzerland, we are seeking a System Administrator.
System Administrator (Linux/Network)


SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Work Location

Lausanne, Switzerland

Employment fraction


Type of contract


Job Description
This position is located at our main office in Lausanne at the heart of the UNIL-EPFL Campus on the lakeshore. The System Administrator will be part of our IT department and will work on various aspects of our IT Infrastructure, in particular Linux and Network. On a daily basis the Administrator will participate to improve our IT services, hardening systems, upgrading software, managing upgrades and designing solutions.. The person will operate and support existing services and contribute to system improvement and architecture. The incumbent will play a key role in exchanging knowledge with the IT team in order to share best practices.

Main Job tasks
  • Administration of Network and linux systems.
  • Provide end user support for the various applications and services.
  • Help research, recommend, implement, and develop solutions supporting end-user requests.
  • Install and configure systems, peripherals, software and networks.
  • Create documentation of services for proper operation.

Profile requirements
Mandatory skills :
  • Expert in Linux system administration
  • Hands on knowledge of infrastructure automation (ie. Ansible)
  • Advanced knowledge in Networking
  • Knowledge of LDAP, Active Directory and/or modern IAM solution
  • Sound knowledge in Information Security
  • Experience with user support
  • Fluent in French and English

Nice to have :
  • Knowledge in macOS and Windows system administration
  • Knowledge of VMware administration and other virtualization technologies
  • Knowledge of Database technologies
  • Knowledge of MS365 tools and services
  • Familiarity with a programming language and continuous integration/deployment tools
  • Familiarity with container and orchestration technologies like Docker or Kubernetes
  • Familiarity with Linux system components like iptables, pam auth modules, selinux, etc

We offer an exciting and challenging role with great potential for personal development within a unique organization providing the national and international life science community with a state-of-the-art bioinformatics infrastructure, including resources, expertise and services.

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.