Computational Scientist/ Bioinformatician in Single-cell Genomics

The Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel (IOB) is seeking a highly qualified Computational Scientist/ Bioinformatician with emphasis in the area of Single-cell Genomics.
The computational biologist will apply her/his computational and mathematical skills to solving cutting-edge problems in big-data single cell genomics that will have a wide impact on science and clinical practice, focusing on retinal biology and retinal disease.
IOB is a research institute combining basic and clinical research. Its mission is to drive innovations in understanding vision and its diseases and develop new therapies for vision loss. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your abilities challenged, and your knowledge expanded.


  • Develop new algorithms and approaches to single-cell sequencing
  • Involvement in the implementation and optimization of successful algorithms, both for the internal pipeline and for use by the broader community
  • Contribute to best practices for data extraction, integration and analysis; design, utilize and improve computational tools to respond timely and adequately to generic and specific requests from ongoing projects
  • Contribute to project progression and decision making through quantitative analyses; ensure timely delivery of project related analyses
  • Enable knowledge-spread and cross-training within IOB
  • Prepare written reports and presentations for internal use and publication


  • PhD in a quantitative subject supplemented with experience in biology or PhD in molecular biology or related fields supplemented with extensive quantitative training
  • Excellent data analysis skills with associated expertise in R or python and Unix/Linux
  • Deep knowledge of sequencing technologies
  • Hands-on experience in analysing and interpreting transcriptomics and other NGS data (qPCR, arrays, RNAseq, single cell technologies)
  • Working knowledge of standard bioinformatics resources and databases
  • Basic knowledge of data storage and access technologies including SQL is required
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills
Publish Date:
Institute Name: University of Basel
Deadline: April 30, 2018
Country: Switzerland
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