Bioinformatics Scientist

  • EPFL
  • Lausanne, VD, Switzerland
  • 27/09/2021
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Big Data Data Management Statistics Biostatistics

Job Description

EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, is one of the most dynamic university campuses in Europe and ranks among the top 20 universities worldwide. The EPFL employs more than 6,000 people supporting the three main missions of the institutions: education, research and innovation. The EPFL campus offers an exceptional working environment at the heart of a community of more than 16,000 people, including over 12,000 students and 4,000 researchers from more than 120 different countries.

Bioinformatics Scientist

Your mission :
The Laboratory of Dr. Douglas Hanahan (CMSO), at the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology; EPFL), is seeking a highly motivated bioinformatics scientist with a strong background in computational sciences, including Bioinformatics, Statistics, Programming, as well as good knowledge in biology, and especially Cancer Biology. The successful candidate will provide bioinformatics support to the members of the Hanahan group and actively be involved in the development and completion of various projects.

Main duties and responsibilities include :

  • Perform analysis of Next Generation Sequencing data (obtained by RNA-Seq, Exom seq, whole genome seq, deep seq, ChIP, and ATAC-seq), as well as other OMICS data, such as miRNA arrays, methylome, and mass-spectrometry proteomics.
  • Develop new and utilize existing methods to integrate OMICS data from different platforms systematically.
  • Interrogate and manipulate publicly available datasets (e.g., from The Cancer Genome Atlas) to prioritize genes of interest across multiple tumor types, integrate various data types, and contextualize results within human pathways and cellular processes.
  • Interact with other bioinformatic teams (UNIL, SIB).


Your profile :

  • Ph.D. or a Master's degree in computer science, biology, or equivalent.
  • Strong experience in bioinformatics. Single Cell RNA seq Data Analysis would be a plus.
  • Good programming/scripting skills (comfortable working with UNIX, Python, C++, and R).
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; must be fluent in English, both speaking and writing.

We offer :
100% Fixed-term contract
Excellent working conditions in a multidisciplinary team at the cutting edge of technology.
Continuing education
Attractive remuneration
Location : AGORA Pôle de Recherche - Lausanne

Start date :
January 2022, can be negotiated to start earlier or later.

Term of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)

Work rate :
100%

Duration :
1 year, renewable

Contact :
For further information, please contact E. Drori via e-mail: ehud.drori@epfl.ch

Remark :
Only candidates who applied through EPFL website or our partner Jobup’s website will be considered. Files sent by agencies without a mandate will not be taken into account.