The University of Lausanne (UNIL) hosts 14’100 students and nearly 3’800 collaborators, professors, and researchers. Ideally situated at the banks of Lake Geneva, near Lausanne’s city center, its campus brings together more than 120 nationalities and is embedded in the larger, regional, vibrant life science research cluster.
We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated bioinformatician who will take a central role in providing core computational support for Lausanne- and Geneva-based research groups belonging to the NCCR RNA & Disease network (50%), and for in-house demands at the Center for Integrative Genomics (CIG) at the University of Lausanne (50%).
Expected start date in position : 01.05.2018 or to be agreed
Contract length : one year, can be renewed thereafter
Activity rate : 100%, part time employment possible
Workplace : University of Lausanne, Dorigny, Switzerland
The bioinformatician’s main tasks will lie in providing support and discussion for experimental design, and in the analysis of various kinds of high-throughput sequencing data.
- Education and experience. Relevant qualifications (preferably doctorate) and/or relevant experience in HTS data analysis.
- Knowledge and skills. Biology: a good understanding and keen interest in biological questions. Informatics: Current knowledge of latest software and design standards; ability to define and solve logical problems for technical applications; knowledge of and ability to select, adapt and effectively use a variety of programming methods.
- Other requirements. Excellent communication (English) and interpersonal skills and multitasking capabilities; ability to work on several projects in parallel.
What the position offers you
He/she will be located at the CIG and embedded in an environment that is both close to experimental labs and rich in bioinformatics expertise and resources, such as the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB) and the Vital-IT high-performance computing center.
He/she will be involved in exchanges with other bioinformatics support sites of the NCCR in Basel, Bern, and Zürich (see www.nccr-rna-and-disease.ch) and actively participate in scientific events of the NCCR (e.g. annual retreat, Swiss RNA Workshop) and of the CIG/SIB. He/she may be involved in training researchers bioinformatics skills.
Contact for further information
Prof. David Gatfield
Phone number: 0041 21 692 39 94
To apply, please submit your motivation letter, CV (including degrees and list of scientific publications), and contact details for 2 or more referees, in Word or PDF. Only applications through this website will be taken into account.
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UNIL is committed to promoting gender equality and strongly encourages applications from female candidates.