University Hospital Geneva
The Hematology Service of the Geneva University Hospital offers a position in Bioinformatics/Computational biology. Founded in 1559 by Jean Calvin, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is dedicated to thinking, teaching, dialogue and research. With 16’000 students of more than 140 different nationalities, it is Switzerland’s second largest university.
As a prerequisite the candidate should have a PhD degree in bioinformatics/computer biology and have a solid knowledge in programming languages, biostatistics and the analysis of sequence data, if possible also of molecular biology techniques. Use of current sofware tools for sequence data analysis and FASTQ files (e.g.: alignment programs, SAMtools, Breakdancer, Partek, etc ) are an asset.
The candidate has to be able to work independently and also to collaborate efficiently with a team of biologists and physicians from the same and other faculties.
The present projet is centered on the study of acute leukemia and the analysis of its genomic structure at the DNA and RNA level. NGS data from patients will be studied and used for diagnostic and prognostic purposes in the management of the disease. Areas of research include development of new analysis algorithms; comparison of RNA seq and DNA sequence data; minimal residual disease detection by NGS.
Salary: according to experience; to be negotiated
Open from: 1. January 2015
Type of employment: Full Time