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SV - Head of the Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Core Facility (BBCF)

EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

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SV - Head of the Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Core Facility (BBCF)

SV - Head of the Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Core Facility (BBCF)

The School of Life Sciences (SV) at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, http://sv.epfl.ch/) is a rapidly growing academic center in life sciences research with currently around 55 research groups. The School has a special focus in neuroscience, bioengineering, cancer research, infectious and metabolic diseases.

For its scientific support structures, the School is currently seeking a :


Head of the Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Core Facility (BBCF)


The mission of the BBCF ( http://bbcf.epfl.ch) is to serve the EPFL life science community in experimental design, data management, data analysis, data integration, biostatistics and tool development. The expected primary focus will be on areas of data-intensive research including genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, protein structure/function . The facility closely interacts with other local and national bioinformatics, computational and -omics research and facility structures.

The Head of BBCF will have the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Participate in the continuous development of a top-level environment for small scale, large scale and data-intense applications in modern life sciences
  • As leader of the facility team, supervise and manage the daily projects of the team members
  • Being the contact person for faculty and scientists for the design and analysis of experiments
  • Assist the faculty in grant applications
  • The facility head is encouraged to dedicate some effort for Research and Development (R&D), ideally as co-applicant on grants together with research laboratories, to ensure it remains at the top of its field
  • Interact with the local and national bioinformatics and biocomputing community beyond EPFL, in particular with the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics SIB (http://www.sib.swiss).
  • Manage the BBCF unit at the level of personnel, finance, budget aspects (with the support of a part-time administrative assistant)

The suitable candidate is expected to hold a PhD degree in a field within the wide area of biology and computer science, with in-depth knowledge and interest in computational biology disciplines such as biostatistics, multi-omics data integration, bioinformatics.

He/she should have documented research experience in computational biology, ideally complemented by having worked in a service-oriented environment. The applicant should be rigorous, reliable, well organized, service-oriented, and have excellent inter-personal skills and ability to manage a team of 5-6 members. Working language in EPFL's multi-cultural research environment is English.


Duration:initially a fixed-term contract

Activity rate:100%

Start date:November 1, 2016, or to be discussed

For further information, please contact Prof. Felix Naef (felix.naef@epfl.ch) or Dr. Harald Hirling, (harald.hirling@epfl.ch).


Procedure for applications:

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, working certificates and the name of 3 reference persons by emailonlyat the following address:candidaturesSV@epfl.ch

To be mentioned under Object: 4654/SV

Any email not containing this mention will not be taken into account

Screening of applications will begin on September 15, 2016.