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Head of the DNA Sequencing Platform of the Health 2030 Genome Center

Health 2030 Genome CenterDNA Sequencing Platform
Closing Date
WorkplaceGenève, Chemin des Mines, 9 9, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland
Occupation rate
80% - 100%
Job StartQ1 2024

The Health 2030 Genome Center serves as a leading house for Swiss genomic medicine by supporting and facilitating research and clinical activities nationally in the areas of genetics and genomics. It is located in Campus Biotech, an institution that hosts laboratories from EPFL, UNIGE, HUG and partner organizations working in biotechnology and life sciences.

To ensure the delivery of the highest quality sequencing data and continue the expansion of our activities, we are looking to fill the position of Head of the DNA Sequencing Platform (DSP) of the Health 2030 Genome Center.


The position will suit a self-motivated individual with strong technical and organizational skills who enjoys being part of an ISO 15189 accredited laboratory team with daily interactions with Genome Center staff and client scientists. The successful candidate will be in a rewarding environment at the frontiers of genomics, molecular biology and medicine.


  • Supervise the staff of the DNA Sequencing Platform, as well as all aspects of laboratory operations to ensure smooth functioning; establish sample processing priorities; assign sample processing identities and responsibilities; approve data distribution to users
  • Participate as an active member of the Management Team of the Genome Center
  • Evaluate and leverage standard and/or emerging technologies to optimize or implement laboratory processes
  • Review all Laboratory procedures, protocols and policies as required by regulatory agencies, in close collaboration with the Quality Manager
  • Works in close collaboration with the bioinformatics team to drive data analysis
  • Collaborate and coordinate with other Genome Center staff to ensure smooth functioning of laboratory and timing processing of samples
  • Present results/project progress at group and external meetings




  • PhD in a discipline such as Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology or related field, with at least 8-10 years of relevant experience in an industry or academic setting
  • At least 5 years of experience in sample processing and data generation for Next Generation Sequencing (NGS); experience in running and managing NGS projects
  • Good communication skills
  • Fluency in English and French


  • Direct supervisory experience is a plus

We offer


  • Open-ended contract (CDI)
  • Starting date: Early 2024
  • Activity rate: 80 -100%

Contact and Address


Applications must be sent to hrhealth2030.ch and include in one single PDF the following documents:

  • CV
  • a cover letter and
  • 2-3 references (full contact information)

The file name of the PDF must be as follows: YourLASTNAME_YourFirstname_ HDNAP_2023

The deadline to apply for this position is: 30 June, 2023
More information on the Health 2030 Genome Center is available on our website: www.health2030.ch/genome



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