2 Scientists Bioinformatics/Statistical Genetics – NGS (f/m/d)

The newly established Cardio-CARE research group, Medizincampus Davos, Switzerland, funded by the Kühne Foundation, is searching for 2 highly motivated

Scientists Bioinformatics/Statistical Genetics – NGS (f/m/d)

for an ambitious collaborative project in cardiovascular disease. Until the end of 2020 approximately 9000 subjects from the Hamburg City Health Study will undergo whole genome sequencing at the University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland. Clinical cohorts will be additionally sequenced. All data analysis from raw data processing to integrated analysis will be done at Cardio-CARE in Davos. The project will be run in close collaboration with the Department of Cardiology from the University Medical Center in Hamburg, Germany.

What Is Special About Davos?

Davos is the largest resort in the Alps for mountain holidays and sport. It is at 1560 m the highest town in the Alps and has one of Switzerland’s biggest ski resorts. Its Conference Center hosts the World Economic Forum WEF nearly every year.

What Would Be Your Main Responsibilities?

• You develop NGS pipelines

• You conduct data analysis with NGS data

• You perform joint analysis of clinical, biomarker and omics data, such as RNA Seq or microbiome data

• You participate in the publication of research findings

• You perform your own methodological research related to NGS projects

Why We Want You To Join Our Team?

• You are a proactive and independent thinker with a background in Bioinformatics, Statistical Genetics or similar

• You are experienced in NGS data analysis, pipeline development and integration of high dimensional omics data

• You have knowledge of working in a Linux environment and are familiar with basic biological concepts and bioinformatics tools

• You are enthusiastic and passionate about science

• You are motivated to find innovative, creative and free-spirited solutions to open research questions

• You love to communicate, to collaborate, to connect different scientific disciplines and to contribute to multidisciplinary teams

 Why You Want To Join Our Team?

• You want to be an important researcher in shaping a new research infrastructure

• You want to pursue meaningful international research projects at the highest level

• You value our many possibilities for personal and professional growth

• The Swiss 

• We are happy to provide help and assistance to our employees, their spouses and family members in terms of visa and relocation procedures


We look forward to receiving your application with a cover letter describing your career goals, a brief explanation why you are the ideal candidate for this position, your detailed curriculum vitae and contact details of 2-3 referees. Your application should be sent as a single pdf file containing all of your application documents to [email protected].

Questions regarding the positions should be directed to Prof. Dr. Andreas Ziegler (phone: +41 81 410 1800).

Initial application deadline is February 28, 2019 but the call will remain open until the positions are filled. Candidates will be contacted by us on a rolling basis.