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Institute for Research in Biomedicine
Istituto di Ricerca in Biomedicina

Via Vincenzo Vela 6 - CH-6500 Bellinzona
Tel. +41 91 820 0300 - Fax +41 91 820 0302 - info [at] irb [dot] usi [dot] ch

Bioinformatics Analyst

posted on 25.01.2018

The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB, www.irb.usi.ch), affiliated at the Università della Svizzera italiana, was founded in 2000 to advance the study of human immunology, with particular emphasis on the mechanisms of host defence. It currently includes thirteen research groups and employs around 115 researchers from all over the world. With 550 publications in leading scientific journals, the IRB has gained an international reputation as a centre of excellence in immunology.

Biomedicine is now entering the world of ‘big data’, which requires computational handling of huge amount of data sets, thus, necessitates people trained in Bioinformatics.

Thus, the IRB is seeking for a

Bioinformatics Analyst

expert in data mining, statistics and Omics data analysis.

The mission of the Bioinformatics Analyst is to apply his expertise in bioinformatics and statistics to the advancement of biomedical research. The primary focus of this position will be the benchmarking and pipeline integration of single-cell RNA and DNA sequencing as well as genomic, proteomic, and transcriptomic data analysis methods. While projects are typically in a biomedical research setting, their scope can be very wide, ranging from NGS analyses to proteomic.

The successful candidate has an MSc in computational biology, bioinformatics, or a related field, and has experience in biomedical, genomics, or integrative research projects involving molecular data sets. He or she is acquainted with high-dimensional genomic/transcriptomic data analysis. Familiarity in HPC, solid programming skills as well as knowledge of R and Python are requirements. Experience in single cell sequencing data analysis would be appreciated. The applicant should have excellent communication skills in English.

A tenure position can be considered after one year.  

Candidates are kindly requested to send their application including CV, letter of motivation, and the names of two referees to: applications [dot] jobs [at] irb [dot] usi [dot] ch

Application deadline: April 30, 2018