2 Bioinformatician Jobs in Bern
The Interfaculty Bioinformatics Unit of the University of Bern and the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension of the Bern University Hospital are looking for a Bioinformatician (100%) to complete our team.
The aim of this interfaculty project is to decipher the genetic basis of kidney stones, a very common and global healthcare problem.
- Primary processing of data from NGS experiments, for example RNA-seq, whole genome or whole exome resequencing, metagenomics, de novo assembly
- Analysis of whole exome sequencing data of a large cohort of kidney stone formers and non-stone forming controls (>1000 samples), and integration with corresponding phenotypic metadata
- Collaborate with researchers and clinicians on all data analysis steps, in particular complexity reduction (e.g. GSEA), various statistical analyses and data visualisation
- Consult researchers with the planning of NGS experiments
- Teaching practical courses in bioinformatics/biostatistics
- Ideally, you have a PhD in biology, bioinformatics or biostatistics and
- proven experience with NGS data analysis
- proficiency in one or more programming languages and databases (e.g. C++, Python, R, Java, mysql, postgres)
- experience in GWAS and WES
- a strong interest in working on different projects in a collaborative role
- experience in biostatistics and/or machine learning
- very good organisational skills, in particular a demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects in parallel
- a demonstrated ability to collaborate with researchers from various fields
- A 2 year position postdoc position/staff scientist, with the possibility for extension
- A supportive working environment and excellent computational resources
- Very varied work and the opportunity to learn new methods and technical skills
- Starting date is 1. April or upon agreement
The working language of our group is English. Knowledge of German is useful but not required. To apply, please send a letter of motivation and a CV with the contact details of two referees as a single pdf file to Jolanda Paganoni Zurbrügg. For more information, please contact Rémy Bruggmann or visit www.bioinformatics.unibe.ch.
Applications are reviewed on a constant basis (until position is filled)