Bioinformatician - Next Generation Sequencing and Single Cell Applications

80%-100%, Zurich, fixed-term

The Functional Genomics Center Zurich (FGCZ) is a joint core facility of the ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich that applies the latest omics technologies for biomolecular research and personalized medicine. The FGCZ Genome Informatics group operates at the interface of biological research and high-performance computing, and provides researchers with the analysis and interpretation of next generation sequencing (NGS) data. The team covers all analysis steps from raw data to statistical evaluation, and supports researchers in the interpretation and integrated analysis of NGS data. The group runs an excellent open source-based software environment and establishes state-of-the-art data analysis concepts and algorithms.

Job description

You will extend the existing team and closely collaborate with researchers at University of Zurich and ETH Zurich. The main responsibilities will be the reproducible analysis and interpretation of omics datasets with a focus on single-cell sequencing. Additionally, you will develop, implement and maintain reusable data analysis workflows and provide bioinformatics support to the Zurich research community.

Your profile

We are seeking a bioinformatician that is highly proficient in NGS data analysis and has very good scripting skills. You are highly communicative, team-oriented and enthusiastic about statistical and bioinformatics analysis of NGS and other omics data. You are service-oriented and ready to keep up with the constant developments in the field. Advanced knowledge of English is essential as this is the working language; knowledge of German is helpful. We expect a degree in bioinformatics or a related field. You need to have working experience with GNU/Linux operating system and script-based NGS data analysis and bioinformatics. You have an in-depth knowledge of R/Bioconductor. Experience with linux system administration and knowledge of other languages like Python represent a plus.

Your workplace

We offer

The FGCZ offers a highly motivating, collaborative working environment in a supportive team. Financing and employment conditions for this position are according to the regulations of the University of Zurich.

Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application until February 6th 2022 with your CV and other relevant documents to:

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Hubert Rehrauer. Further information about the FGCZ can be found at