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Head of Communications

SIB Institut Suisse de Bioinformatique

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Head of Communications

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Head of Communications


SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics



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Job description

SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics is a non-profit organization federating 65 Swiss research and service groups of experts in bioinformatics. SIB’s 800 scientists join forces to empower advances in life sciences and health by providing life scientists and clinicians with state-of-the-art bioinformatics resources, services, expertise, and training.

To enforce our team in Lausanne, we are seeking a Head of Communications.

Role purpose

To contribute with passion and conviction to developing the SIB brand, both internally and externally, by engaging internal and external audiences through diverse communications channels that bring the institute's strategy and priorities to life.


  • Manage the SIB institutional communications and the communications team; develop and regularly review the communications strategy
  • Manage and participate in the production of newsletters, press releases, annual reports and articles
  • Manage and contribute to the website and social media presence
  • Proof read articles and other editorial work in English, French, and German
  • Write/develop speeches, letters, presentations and other material, when required

Required knowledge and experience


  • 5+ years’ experience in corporate/institutional communications, in a multicultural environment
  • Proven track record in managing different communication channels and up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in social media
  • Capacity to convey fundamental and complex concepts to a lay audience
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Creative spirit
  • Dynamic and self-starter personality


  • Life science background or experience in a life science or academic environment
  • Fluent written and spoken German and/or French

To apply

Send us your CV, motivation letter and references by email to hr@sib.swisswith "Head of Communications" as the message subject line. All documents must be in Word or PDF format.