Your core task would be to develop and maintain workflows to analyze the continuous stream of SARS-CoV-2, influenza virus, and other pathogen sequences.
The rapidly increasing data volumes require new methodological approaches and robust hard- and software infrastructure. In addition, sequence data needs to be integrated with serological data, drug resistance data, epidemiological data or other information and turned into output that is actionable for public health.
You would be working alongside a full time software engineer as well as PhD students and postdocs.
The ideal candidate for this position has experience in sequence bioinformatics and phylogenetics with an interest in pathogen evolution and data visualization.
Knowledge of Linux environments, Python, git version control, and best-practices for reproducible bioinformatic analysis are required.
The candidate should have a Master degree or PhD in bioinformatics, computational biology or equivalent experience. Working language of the team is English.
In addition to developing workflows and methods, communicating these results to public health professionals, documentation, and user training are part of this position.
If you are unsure whether your profile matches what we are looking for but feel you could bring a lot to this role, please get in touch with Richard Neher at richard.
neher(at)unibasto make life hard for spam bots.ch.