Job description: We are looking for a bioinformatics research assistant to expand our multi-national research team of bioinformaticians and computer scientists at the University of Zurich working on cutting-edge translational research problems. The candidate will be contributing to our on-going cancer genomics projects, with a focus on whole-genome data analysis. The tasks include variant calling and structural variant detection, for both short and long-read sequencing data. In addition, the candidate will work on various biological problems, including cancer monitoring using cfDNA analysis.
Summary The University of Zurich together with the University Hospital of Zurich are embarking on a concerted effort to develop informatics programs to advance biomedical research and healthcare using cutting edge computational approaches. As part of these efforts, the newly created Chair of Medical Informatics will establish a research group that will investigate topics in clinical data science and translational bioinformatics, such as knowledge discovery from Big Data sources (Electronic Medical Record), development of Natural Language processing, information retrieval and extraction routines, as well as the analysis of human Omics data.
We are currently looking for Master’s students in the field of bioinformatics for the following topics
Analyzing the effects of DNA secondary structure on the mutational pattern in cancer. The student will analyze the relationship between mutational patterns detected in various cancer types and the locations of non-B-DNA secondary structures in the human genome. The student should have basic experience with Unix systems and some experience with at least one scripting language (e.