Research Assistant in Bioinformatics
University of Zurich Department of Quantitative Biomedicine

Department of Quantitative Biomedicine, Medical Informatics

Bioinformatics Research Assistant
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We are looking for a bioinformatics research assistantto expand our multi-national research team of bioinformaticians and computer scientists at the University of Zurich working on cutting-edge translational research problems.

Your responsibilities

The candidate will be contributing to our on-going cancer genomics projects, with a focus on whole-genome data analysis. The tasks include variant calling and structural variant detection, for both short and long-read sequencing data. In addition, the candidate will work on various biological problems, including cancer monitoring using cfDNA analysis.

Your profile

Required skills:

  • Master's degree in Bioinformatics, Biology, Computer Science, Data Science or related field
  • Confident scripting abilities in Python
  • Previous experience in genomic data analysis
  • Basic knowledge of tumor genomics
  • Fluency in English

Preferred skills:

  • Experience in applying machine learning algorithms in the analysis of genomic data
  • Familiarity with version control
  • Experience in working with large datasets on high-performance computing clusters
  • Experience with NGS pipelines
  • Familiarity with long-read sequencing data
  • Familiarity with Snakemake

What we offer

  • Access to state-of-the-art infrastructure (computational resources), clinical datasets, medical expertise and domain-knowledge (excellent medical doctors and research scientists)
  • Ability to make a real and tangible impact in healthcare research
  • Solve real-world problems and improve hospital-related processes and workflows
  • Stimulating research environment and a place to grow academically and professionally
  • Outstanding working conditions at the University of Zurich

Applicants should submit the following documents (preferably in a single PDF) to Prof. Michael Krauthammer with subject heading "Bioinformatics Research Assistant":

    • CV with list of publications
    • Statement of research interests with a letter of motivation (2-3 pages max, in English)
    • Name, address and email contact of three referees (for letters of recommendation)

Place of work


Start of employment

Employment start date to be mutually agreed.

Further information

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