Bioinformatician / Computational Biologist

University of Bern Interfaculty Bioinformatics Unit


Bioinformatician/Computational Biologist
100 %

The University of Bern recently established the Interfaculty Research Cooperation (IRC) "One Health" to investigate cascading and microbiome-dependent effects on multi-trophic health.

One Health is an important emerging framework which emphasizes the connection between the well-being of the environment, animals and humans. Within this IRC involving the faculties of Science, Veterinary Medicine and Medicine, we will investigate how environmental perturbations affect the microbiomes and microbiome-mediated health at the interfaces between soils, plants, animals and humans. The successful candidate will work within this highly interdisciplinary project by benefiting from and connecting the expertise of different research groups that specialize in microbiomes, environmental factors, health and bioinformatics.

  • Primary processing of data from NGS experiments, mainly metagenomics/transcriptomics, but also RNA-seq, whole genome sequencing, de novo assembly
  • Implementation and improvement metagenomics pipelines to production grade
  • Collaborate with researchers on all data analysis steps, in particular complexity reduction (e.g. GSEA), various statistical analyses and data visualisation
  • Consult researchers with the planning of NGS experiments
  • Teaching practical courses in bioinformatics/biostatistics
  • proven experience with NGS data analysis
  • proven experience in developing analytical pipelines (e.g. using snakemake, nextflow)
  • proficiency in one or more programming languages (e.g. Python, C++, R, Java)
  • a strong interest in working on different projects in a collaborative role
  • experience in biostatistics
  • very good organisational skills; demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects in parallel
We offer
  • A 3-year position, with the possibility for extension
  • A collaborative working environment and excellent computational resources
  • Very varied work and the opportunity to learn new technical skills
  • Starting date upon agreement
Are you interested?
For more information, please contact Rémy Bruggmann ( or visit and
Please send your application including CV, motivation letter, qualifications and references in
one PDF-File until November 30th
to: Jolanda Paganoni Zurbrügg (

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