Bioinformatics Analyst at NEXUS

WorkplaceZürich, Zurich region, Switzerland

80%-100%, Basel, permanent

We are recruiting a Bioinformatics Analyst for the Clinical Bioinformatics Unit in Basel, to commence immediately or by mutual agreement.

The ETH Zurich core facility NEXUS Personalized Health Technologies enables discovery and translational research for personalized health. It has two units, the Theragnostics Discovery Unit which enables high-throughput lab automation, and the Clinical Bioinformatics Unit, where we apply expertise in bioinformatics and statistics to the advancement of biomedical research and clinical applications.

Job description

The primary focus of your position will be

  • the project-tailored analyses of diverse high-throughput data sets, covering a broad spectrum of data types from whole-exome and panel-based variant calling up until single-cell sequencing analysis.

Furthermore, you will be responsible for

  • the development and testing of analysis pipelines
  • extension of existing workflows.

The projects are typically in a biomedical research or clinical diagnostics setting, and their scope can be very wide, ranging from basic NGS analyses to clinical reporting. In that respect, NEXUS collaborates with various academic institutions and hospitals.

Your profile

We are looking for a motivated and diligent colleague who likes to exchange with others and who is interested in clinical science and translational research.

The position requires

  • MSc in bioinformatics, computational biology, or a related field
  • experience in biomedical, genomics, or integrative research projects involving molecular data sets
  • familiarity with high-throughput genomics/transcriptomics data
  • solid programming skills in Python or R
  • excellent communication skills in English.

Advantageous are

  • experience in statistics or software development
  • familiarity with HPC usage and Bash
  • experience with version control or workflow management systems
  • knowledge of German is a plus.

We offer

At NEXUS we value knowledge exchange and working together as a team, where everyone brings in their expertise. As a small group, we have flat hierarchies, and we offer flexible working hours and family-friendly working models. We provide training opportunities and a broad and exciting field of work, at the cutting edge of translational research.

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We value diversity

In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application with:

  • a cover letter
  • CV
  • as well as diplomas and certificates/references of employment.

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Further information about NEXUS can be found on our website ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> . For further information, please contact Dr Franziska Singer, Tel 0041 (0)6138 73304 or e-mail (no applications).

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About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.
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