Software Engineer in Machine Learning and Medical Imaging

  • Universitätsspital Basel
  • Bern, Bern, Switzerland
  • 20/05/2021
Full time Data Science Machine Learning Data Analytics Big Data Statistics Software Engineering

Job Description

The Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging (AIMI) lab at the University of Bern's ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research invites applications from research and software engineers with a strong background in computer science and programming to work on innovative tools in the domains for healthcare.

We are looking for enthusiastic candidates with excellent technical skills to join our research group. We require outstanding in-depth technical skills in programming. Candidates are expected to have the following experience:

  • 3+ years of experience developing web front ends in HTML / CSS / JavaScript
  • Experience in Python back-end programming
  • Experience with SQL databases and React is a plus
  • Experience with Linux System Administration and Docker
  • Interest in learning/applying new machine learning or deep learning methods
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or a related technical field
  • Good English language skills

The appointee will pursue the design and development of disruptive delivery solutions for machine learning methods in the medical domain. No previous experience in healthcare or deep learning is necessary - only a desire to learn and innovate in this area.

The AIMI lab offers a creative and international environment to conduct competitive research in an interdisciplinary team. Strongly linked to the Bern University Hospital (Inselspital) and part of the new Center for AI in Medicine, the AIMI lab strives to provide a coherent and holistic view of how AI in healthcare can benefit patients, by designing and developing fundamental and translation research.

More about the position

The positions are funded for a 1-year period at first with the possibility to extend to 5 years thereafter. The start date is expected to be in the June-October 2021 period (flexible start dates possible).

Strong communication skills in English are required, as it is the working language of the ARTORG Center. Free German courses are available for those wishing to learn. There are no associated teaching duties, but opportunities are possible for those interested.

About the University of Bern

The University of Bern is located at the heart of Switzerland. Internationally connected and regionally anchored, the University of Bern cultivates exchange with society and strengthens partnerships between science, medicine business, and politics. The University of Bern is committed to a deliberate and ethical responsibility towards people, animate and inanimate nature. It strives as an important educator, promoting enterprise and industry in the region and beyond, and distinguishes itself through problem-oriented research into questions of pressing social relevance.

The University of Bern is an equal opportunity employer and strives to increase the number of women at all levels in its faculties.


Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
Applications should be emailed to Prof. Dr. Raphael Sznitman (raphael.sznitman(at) with the subject "[OPSE-05] Research Engineer". Contained must be a cover letter and a CV.