Bioinformatic Expert for PHB Infectiology Cluster

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The University of Basel is looking for an experienced Bioinformatician to support the Infectiology Cluster in the context of the Personalized Health Basel (PHB) initiative.

This function has a critical role in fostering a personalized health network between various research groups within the PHB Infectiology research cluster. The research cluster includes the University of Basel, the University Hospital Basel, the Biozentrum, the Swiss Tropical and Public Health (SwissTPH) Institute, and the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE) of the ETH-Zurich. Patient and microbial data from laboratory diagnostics and research (-omics technology) will be analyzed in various research projects with the goal to (i) connect research activities between institutions, and (ii) envision novel disease concepts and models for personalized patient diagnostics and treatment of infectious diseases. The bioinformatics expert will be working closely with clinicians and scientists from different institutions.

Your position

  • Bioinformatic analysis and interpretation of broad microbial data, especially -omics data such as whole genome sequencing, metagenomics, and RNAseq data (short and long read)
  • Connecting data from different research groups
  • Working on scientific projects and studies
  • Interacting closely with the other PHB Research Cluster "Oncology"
  • Advising students / postgraduates in bioinformatic data analysis

Your profile

  • PhD and postdoc experience with multiple years in the field of microbiology and/or infectious diseases
  • Demonstrated ability to perform various bioinformatic analysis, in particular in the area of whole genome sequencing, metagenomics, and RNASeq
  • Deep understanding of microbial evolution and mechanisms of infectious diseases
  • High experience with varied bioinformatic software tools
  • Enjoy working as part of a team, including other bioinformaticians and clinicians
  • Flexible and adaptable to a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to work independently and organize own workload

We offer you

  • Diversified, challenging and pioneering projects in a dynamic, university environment
  • Application of bioinformatics in the field of infectious diseases and personalized health
  • Attractive conditions of employment
  • Family-friendly personnel policy
  • Campus at a central location with good traffic connections

This position gives you the opportunity to work at the forefront of a highly visible and strategically important research initiative of the University of Basel. The position is currently limited to 2 years.

Application / Contact
PD Dr. med. Dr. phil. Adrian Egli (adrian.egli@usb.ch), Head of Clinical Bacteriology and Mycology, University Hospital Basel, will be able to provide further information about the position by email.

Dr. Cristina Golfieri, Coordinator PHB Research Clusters, (cristina.golfieri@unibas.ch) is looking forward to receiving your complete application (motivation letter, resume/CV, reference letters if already available) in one single PDF file before 15.07.2019. Applications are processed as they are coming in and the position is to be filled as soon as possible.


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