Clinical Bioinformatician in Microbial Genomics

  • Universitätsspital Basel
  • Basel, BS, Switzerland
  • 17/02/2021
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Big Data Statistics Biostatistician

Job Description

The University Hospital Basel is one of the leading hospitals in Switzerland. Due to our intensive collaboration with the University of Basel and the proximity to several major international life science companies, we are optimally positioned within an innovative knowledge transfer network that operates at the highest level of research, teaching and patient care. With approximately 7'100 employees from 86 countries, we are fully committed to our work and meet the highest professional standards. Join our team – Because our jobs offer more than elsewhere.

The Division of Clinical Bacteriology and Mycolog y is currently seeking a

Clinical Bioinformatician in Microbial Genomics 100 %
This position is financed by third parties


  • Bioinformatic analysis and interpretation of routine microbial whole genome sequencing data: comparative genomics, antibiotic resistance determination, microbiome and metagenomics
  • Research and development focusing on novel diagnostics for clinical microbiology
  • Interacting with varied groups on scientific and routine diagnostic projects
  • Supporting (scientific) projects and studies with a focus on bioinformatics
  • Supporting the quality management system, in particular for the NGS application
  • Supervision of Bachelor, Master and PhD students within specific projects

Your profile:

  • PhD in a relevant subject with 2-3 years of work experience
  • Demonstrated ability to perform bioinformatic analyses, in particular in microbial genomics and metagenomics
  • Familiar with bioinformatics software tools such as Ridom SeqSphere, CLC Genomics Workbench, Unix environment
  • Deep understanding of microbial evolution and mechanisms
  • Experience with Illumina and long read data
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work independently
  • Fluent written and spoken German and English
  • Enjoy working as part of a team, including other bioinformaticians, clinical microbiologists, infectious disease clinicians and technicians

We offer:

  • Opportunity to learn and develop new methods and tools for clinical sample analysis in a hospital environment
  • Combination of service, research and development in a university setting
  • Close interdisciplinary collaboration and team work at the highest professional level
  • Broad range of opportunities for development and lifelong learning
  • Basel offers a high quality of life with a broad range of leisure activities in a multi-cultural environment
  • A family-friendly employer
  • Centrally located campus with easy access to public transport

For further information please contact Prof. Adrian Egli, Head of Clinical Microbiology, phone +41 61 556 57 49.

Mrs Ruth Abels, Human Resources, is looking forward to receiving your application via (reference number 17657).

Universitätsspital Basel