Universität Bern

The University of Bern (German: Universität Bern, French: Université de Berne, Latin: Universitas Bernensis) is a university in the Swiss capital of Bern and was founded in 1834. It is regulated and financed by the Canton of Bern. It is a comprehensive university offering a broad choice of courses and programmes in eight faculties and some 160 institutes. The university is an international leader in certain fields of research, such as space research. Teaching and research activities are conducted on an interdisciplinary basis. For instance, the University of Bern is home to three of the National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South (sustainable development), Trade Regulation (international trade) and TransCure (membrane biology). The NCCR Climate (climate change research) has ended on March 31, 2013. The activities of the NCCR will bei continued by the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research.

Universität Bern Bern, Bern, Switzerland
02/08/2021
Full time
The position is open at the soil science group of the Institute of Geography, GIUB (University of Bern) Project backgroundThe overall aim of MINAGRIS is to contribute to healthy soils in Europe by providing a deeper understanding and tools to assess the impact of Microplastic/nanoplastic in agricultural soils on biodiversity, plant productivity and ecosystem services and their disaggregation fate in the environment and provide recommendations for sustainable use of plastic in agriculture. Job description We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly-motivated candidate to join our interesting project. The candidate will help with the following tasks: Coordination of the stakeholder activities and establishment of a harmonized monitoring plan across the case study sites in Europe. Development of a database to store data collected in the field and laboratory experiments in a standardized and accessible format, data management and evaluation. Your profile The successful...
Universität Bern Bern, Bern, Switzerland
02/08/2021
Full time
The position will be available from October 1st, 2021 (or by appointment) for an initial period of three years. It is intended to serve the purpose of scientific qualification. Tasks Research in existing SNF-sponsored project: o Processing and analysis of large sets of web tracking data (html files) o Designing mechanism for identifying sensitive information in large text-based datasets o Developing automated text classification models for political / online communication research o Conducting various forms of statistical analyses (e.g. regression / cluster models) Writing of outstanding publications Contribution to the general tasks of the Institute Teaching (starting mid 2023) Requirements Outstanding PhD (for Post-doc position) / Master (for Phd position) in communication science, a related social science discipline and/or in informatics, data science, computational linguistics Strong skills in computational methods, especially data cleaning and...
Universität Bern Bern, Bern, Switzerland
30/07/2021
Full time
The Interfaculty Bioinformatics Unit of the University of Bern is a competence center for "Bioinformatics and Computational Biology" and provides – besides own research projects - expertise to help researchers with the planning, implementation and analysis of next generation sequencing (NGS) experiments. We collaborate on a wide range of projects in the life sciences and biomedical sciences. We run a High Performance Compute cluster used by researchers of UniBe and UniFr and also direct the "MSc in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology". We are in search of a Bioinformatician/Computational Biologist 100%. TasksYour responsibilities will include Primary processing of data from NGS experiments, for example: RNA-seq, whole genome or whole exome resequencing, metagenomics, de novo assembly Improvement and implementation of existing and new analytical pipelines (RNA-seq, scRNA-seq, metagenomics, etc.) Collaborate with researchers on all data analysis steps, in...
Universität Bern Bern, Bern, Switzerland
23/07/2021
Full time
The team of Prof. Jessica Bastiaansen is looking for two talented PhD students to develop novel quantitative imaging technology for clinical MRI systems. The candidate will join an exciting interdisciplinary research initiative in active collaboration with Siemens Healthineers (on-site scientists), clinicians from the Department of Interventional and Pediatric Radiology (DIPR), and physicists and engineers from the Translational Imaging Center (TIC) at the SITEM-INSEL. The TIC is an interdisciplinary research environment with state-of-the-art 3T and 7T systems. Clinical translation is furthermore supported by MRI scanner access and established collaborations within the DIPR at the INSEL, one of five Swiss university hospitals. The SITEM-INSEL hosts various research groups, a variety of start-ups, and fosters entrepreneurship. Through collaborations with the AI center (CAIM) and the ARTORG institute, the environment contributes to thriving (bio)medical research activities in the...
Universität Bern Bern, Bern, Switzerland
23/07/2021
Full time
We are looking for a talented MRI scientist to join the team of Prof. Jessica Bastiaansen to develop imaging technology for clinical MRI systems. The candidate will join an exciting research initiative in active collaboration with Siemens Healthineers (on-site scientists), clinicians from the Department of Interventional and Pediatric Radiology (DIPR), and physicists and engineers from the Translational Imaging Center (TIC) at the SITEM-INSEL. The TIC is an interdisciplinary research environment with state-of-the-art 3T and 7T MRI scanners. Clinical translation is furthermore supported by MRI scanner access and established collaborations within the Department of Radiology (DIPR) at the INSEL, one of five Swiss university hospitals. The SITEM-INSEL hosts various research groups, a variety of startups, and fosters entrepreneurship. Through collaborations with the AI center (CAIM) and the ARTORG institute, the environment contributes to thriving (bio)medical research activities in the...
Universität Bern Tolochenaz, VD, Switzerland
21/06/2021
Full time
The Translational Research Unit (TRU) at the Institute of Pathology of the University of Bern & Lunaphore Technologies SA are seeking a Post-doctoral fellow. Colorectal cancer is a heterogeneous disease with a tumor microenvironment rich in different cell types, densities and frequencies. Tumor budding at the advancing edge of the cancer has been described as an important prognostic and potentially predictive factor, with features of Epithelial Mesenchymal Transition (EMT), but the characterization of the environment in which it persists has yet to be elucidated. In this project, we investigate the tumor microenvironment of colorectal cancers, using novel microfluidic fluorescence multiplexing technology. In a partnership with Lunaphore Technologies SA (www.lunaphore.ch), we will establish panels of protein markers to characterize this environment and establish analysis pipelines for performing cell phenotyping, spatial analysis and other cellular neighborhood explorations....
Universität Bern Bern, Bern, Switzerland
21/06/2021
Full time
Colorectal cancer is a heterogeneous disease with a tumor microenvironment rich in different cell types, densities and frequencies. Tumor budding at the advancing edge of the cancer has been described as an important prognostic and potentially predictive factor, with features of Epithelial Mesenchymal Transition (EMT), but the characterization of the environment in which it persists has yet to be elucidated. In this project, we investigate the tumor microenvironment of colorectal cancers, using novel microfluidic fluorescence multiplexing technology. In a partnership with Lunaphore technologies (www.lunaphore.ch), we will establish panels of protein markers to characterize this environment and establish analysis pipelines for performing cell phenotyping, spatial analysis and other cellular neighborhood explorations. We aim to combine morphology and protein analysis to achieve a more in-depth phenotypic characterization and translate these into novel insights of colorectal cancer...