Postdoc focused on whole genome sequence analysis

Job Location: 

Zurich, Switzerland

Closing date: 

Monday, December 30, 2019 - 00:00

Postdoc Position with a focus on whole genome sequence analysis

Institute for Food Safety and Hygiene, University of Zurich (UZH)


Research objective:

Using whole genome sequence data to identify markers that can be used for improved MALDI-TOF MS identification and typing of foodborne pathogenic bacteria.



We are looking for an applicant with in-depth experience in whole genome sequence analysis/ big data analysis and a PhD in bioinformatics, biostatistics, chemometrics, biology, veterinary science or equivalent. Ideally, applicants also have some experience in mathematical modeling, neural networks, or deep learning. Project management and advanced communication and writing skills in English are required.


We offer:

A 100% Postdoc position for a research project of the Institute for Food Safety at the University of Zurich. The position is funded by an Innosuisse grant for 2 years, with remuneration based on classification of positions in accordance with UZH guidelines (ca. CHF 80’000 net salary equaling €73’700). The position is open starting immediately until filled.


Job profile:

Whole genome sequence data analysis

Mathematical modeling

Project management (planning, tracking & controlling, reporting)

Preparation of manuscripts/ publications


How to apply:

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by sending the following documents to

CV + List of publications 

Description of previous lab work incl. methods and level of experience

Contact information of an academic reference (optional)