Bioinformatician – Job Posting


The Bioinformatics Core Facility at the University Basel is seeking a Ph.D. level bioinformatician. The facility is a centralized resource of expertise for the analysis and visualization of large-scale biological datasets, available to  researchers at the Department of Biomedicine (DBM) and the Biozentrum (BZ).
The position is initially limited to 3 years and it is available immediately or upon agreement.

Your position

  • Consultancy in the design of high-throughput experiments
  • Computational analysis of -omics experiments, including expression studies (“bulk” and single-cell RNA-seq) and gene regulation studies (ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, DNA variants calling), long reads sequencing, proteomics and spatial transcriptomics
  • Set up robust and reproducible workflows to standardize analyses
  • Integration of multi-omics datasets
  • Teaching and training
  • Help with data interpretation and contribution to manuscript writing

Your profile

  • Ph.D. in a quantitative field such as computational biology, statistics, physics, or mathematics with strong interest in biology
  • Demonstrated experience in analyzing genomics or other high-throughput biological datasets
  • Experience with analysis of proteomics  or spatial transcriptomics experiments is a plus
  • sound statistical knowledge and fluent programming skills using R/Bioconductor and/or Python are essential
  • Excellent teamwork, collaboration and communication skills
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English

We offer you

  • A stimulating, challenging and multifaceted research environment
  • Good integration into the local and national bioinformatics community (the Bioinformatics Core Facility is part of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics).
  • Possibilities for continued education and training
  • Attractive employment conditions
  • Workplace centrally located in Basel
  • A good work-life balance and an equal opportunities environment.

Application / Contact

Please use only the link to submit your application with following requested documents: CV with highlighting relevant research experience, a cover letter explicitly detailing the reasons for our interest in the position, and contact details of two referees will be considered.