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University of Zurich
Bioinformatician in Evolutionary Genomics (80-100%)
University of Zurich
Founded in the year 1833, UZH was Europe's first university to be established by a democratic political system; today, UZH is one of the foremost universities in the German-speaking world.
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Published: 18 days ago
Application deadline: Dec 01
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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Bioinformatician in Evolutionary Genomics (80-100%)

A postdoctoral position in evolutionary bioinformatics is available in Prof. Ueli Grossniklaus' Laboratory at the University of Zurich. The lab is collaborating with multiple research groups as part of the University Research Priority Program (URPP) "Evolution in Action: From Genomes to Ecosystems". The candidate of choice would contribute to a range of collaborative projects on the evolutionary genomics of animals, plants, and microbes, whose common thread is the analysis of high-throughput sequencing or functional genomic data. The candidate will interact as embedded Bioinformatician with community members having very diverse backgrounds and research projects, unified by their interests in evolution and life’s fundamental organizational principles.


We are looking specifically for a person holding a doctorate or equivalent, who is highly self-motivated and independent, having strong teaching experience and willing to support the computational research of his collaborators in a team-effort. Strong data analysis experience using R/Bioconductor and fluency in a major scripting language such as Python/ Perl is required, and experience in software development is a plus. The successful candidate will have experience with computational analyses of high-throughput sequencing data in genomics or population genomics. The working language in the laboratory is English. German skills, although helpful, are not essential. Applications with a demonstrated interest in evolutionary biology will be preferably considered.


We offer a friendly, international, dynamic and team-oriented scientific environment at the UZH. Zurich is an attractive city in beautiful surroundings, with a multinational population, and many educational and recreational opportunities.

The position offers a highly competitive salary and is funded until December 31, 2020 (with possibility of extension). Part-time work is possible.


For informal enquiries please contact Stefan Wyder (, +41 44 634 82 44) or the coordination office (+41 44 634 82 19)


Please send your application (CV, publication list, statement of research interests and three academic references) in a single (!) PDF file to Please use the keyword “Application Bioinformatician 2018” in the subject line.

Starting date is December 1, 2018 or upon agreement.

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