Career Opportunities in the Biomedical Informatics Group

Our interdisciplinary research group develops and applies advanced methodology to mine large volumes of molecular and clinical data to understand and model mechanisms of molecular processes, diseases and treatment options.

Currently, this includes:

a) analyzing large cancer genomics data sets for new cancer-specific isoforms and mutations that influence RNA splicing,
b) developing methodology for summarizing electronic health records and model patient's health status,
c) performing association studies to connect molecular and clinical phenotypes with mutations.

For more information about our research, check out our research summary and publications.

PostDoc in Machine Learning

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with a strong machine learning background to join us in our vision to push the state-of-the-art in machine learning and subsequently address challenges arising in biomedicine. You will work on foundational machine learning challenges, leading projects, and collaborating with other researchers.

Doctoral student positions

We are not actively searching for new doctoral students at the moment. If you are highly interested in our research and feel exceptionally well qualified we are looking forward to your application. You can apply directly or participate in multiple graduate programs offered by the Life Science Zurich Graduate School of ETH Zürich and University of Zürich.                                                                                                            

Student assistant (Python programming)

The BMI lab is looking for a student assistant with solid computer engineering skills and an advanced Python understanding to clean, optimize the syntax, write tests and the documentation of the ImmunoPepper research software. The software generates neoepitope candidates for cancer vaccines by translating complex splicing graphs. 

Source code: Github

The complete job description can be found here.

PhD and Postdoc Program

The ELLIS PhD & Postdoc Program supports excellent young researchers by connecting them to leading researchers across Europe and offering a variety of networking and training activities, including summer schools and workshops. ELLIS PhDs and postdocs conduct cutting-edge curiosity-driven research in machine learning or a related research area with the goal of publishing in top-tier conferences in the field.

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MSc and BSc projects

The BMI lab accepts motivated students to carry out their bachelor and master thesis research in the group. We provide a list of currently open project proposals and areas of interest of group members. Please read through the proposals and contact us if you are interested.

Student assistant (Data analysis)

We are looking for a bioinformatician to set up a pre-processing pipeline on the Leonhard Med cluster using the Space Ranger software. The position involves: Installing the software on the cluster; Running a well-documented pipeline; Adjusting the pipeline to data at hand; Performing QC of the outputs.

The complete job description can be found here.

For more information, please contact Gunnar Rätsch and use “#application #info” in the subject line. Please be patient while awaiting a response – we are a busy group!