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 900 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 Geneva, Switzerland, we are seeking a
Scientific Project Manager


SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Work Location

Geneva, Switzerland

Employment fraction


Type of contract


Job description
The Clinical Bioinformatics group focuses on the development of state-of-the-art tools for the analysis and interpretation of clinical and translational -omics data, covering a wide range of medical fields. These tools aim at supporting industry or hospitals to facilitate patient management, diagnostic and treatment-related activities. Following the expansion of the SIB Clinical Bioinformatics activities, we are seeking a Scientific Project Manager to coordinate operations related to the development of clinical/surveillance projects and platforms.

This person’s mission will be to: 
  • Coordinate operations related to the development and maintenance of clinical and surveillance projects or platforms, in collaboration with the project leader. 
  • Participate to users’ needs collection and documentation (e.g. tools functionalities, ontologies, bioinformatics). 
  • Organize and actively participate in projects' meetings, including with external partners (incl. plan meetings and be responsible for agenda and minutes). 
  • Actively participate in the writing of project proposals, grants, projects’ general communication and scientific articles. 
  • Package and integrate bioinformatics tools into the groups’ platforms, in close collaboration with the developers. 
  • Keep up to date with current and future trends and developments within our own field. 
  • Actively contribute to SIB knowledge sharing and practices improvement. 
  • Represent SIB Clinical Bioinformatics and other SIB groups in scientific congresses and meetings (internal and external). 
  • Travel mostly within Switzerland as required to collaborate with partners and other SIB groups (mainly day trips).

Profile requirements
  • PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or related field. 
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years of practice in multi-disciplinary, multi-site project management. 
  • Minimum 2 years of practice in microbial genomics. 
  • Excellent knowledge of Python. 
  • Demonstrated track record in grants and scientific articles writing. 
  • Good understanding of the specificities of bioinformatics applied to clinical or surveillance practice. 
  • Autonomous and able to organize and prioritize work to deadlines. 
  • Capacity to structure and document complex and heterogenous information. 
  • Very meticulous with great attention to details. 
  • Team spirit and strong interpersonal skills. 
  • Flexibility, adaptability. 
  • Excellent communication skills in English, written and spoken.
  • Some experience in workflow management tools, in particular of nextflow DSL2. 
  • Some experience in containerization tools. 
  • Some experience in CI/CD. 
  • French and/or German, written and spoken.

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.