Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Bioinformatician in Pediatric Neurooncology 80-100%

Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Bioinformatician in Pediatric Neurooncology 80-100%

Funded for an initial term of 2 years with possibility of renewal
Your responsibilities
  • Analyze large-scale genomic and transcriptomic datasets to identify driver events, especially oncofusions
  • Characterize the molecular landscape of pediatric gliomas and integrate clinical data to characterize clinically relevant subgroups
  • Support other projects in the group (e.g. RNA Seq data analysis of in vivo experiments)
  • Direct mentoring by Dr. Ana Guerreiro Stücklin (University Children's Hospital Zurich, Translational Brain Tumor Research Group) in collaboration with Dr. Florence Cavalli (Institute Curie, Paris, Computational Biology and Integrative Genomics of Cancers Group)
Your profile
  • PhD in bioinformatics, statistics or computer science with knowledge and interest in cancer research
  • Experience working in a Unix environment
  • Experience in statistical analysis using R
  • Experience working with cell biologists/multidisciplinary teams is an asset
  • Understanding of cancer cell biology is an asset as well as experience of collaboration with biologists for solving concrete biological problems

Your location

Steinwiesstrasse 75, 8032 Zürich
Your start with us
The starting date is flexible, selection will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Dr. med. Dr. sc. nat. Ana Sofia Guerreiro Stücklin
Senior Physician
+41 44 266 32 19

Désirée Nater
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Kinderspital Zürich as an employer
Kinderspital Zürich is the largest university children's hospital in Switzerland with about 2,500 employees, and is one of the leading centres for paediatric and youth medicine in Europe. Although the hospital may be big, it's the little ones that count: up to 100,000 patients are cared for each year across 47 faculties, where we do everything in our power to ensure their well being. 'Kispi' not only offers cutting-edge devices and the highest quality of care, but also a good sense of interpersonal issues. Alongside its comprehensive range of paediatric medicine and surgery facilities, the children's hospital also offers a unique rehabilitation centre and a research centre.

Your benefits

Leave the car at home.

Benefit from a CHF 500 discount on an SBB GA travel card or get at least a 25% discount on a ZVV BonusPass for the entire ZVV network.

Mix your own smoothies.

Enjoy the healthy and tasty menu of the day in our staff restaurant for just CHF 8.40. With a varied salad buffet, juice bar, muesli bar and cake buffet, the restaurant caters for every taste.

Have you heard about the "Frauenbadi"?

Don’t worry – there’s a men’s one too! Located in the heart of Europe and right next to a lake, Zurich strikes the perfect balance between modern city life and stunning nature. Zurich is the education and economic centre of Switzerland and hosts countless events and a wide range of activities – there’s some-thing for everyone! More information about working in Switzerland can be found here.

We love all children - including yours!

We have signed a contract with the GFZ foundation day care centre, located right next to the Kispi, meaning you can benefit from longer day care at the same price. Your children can stay at the day care centre from 6:30 am to 7:00 pm.

We're also a hotel.

Recently moved to the city and haven’t found somewhere to live yet? Then rent one of our furnished staff bedrooms, located just a stone’s throw away from the hospital. Learn more.

We will help you through difficult times.

No matter what position you hold at the Children’s Hospital, you are privately insured by Visana against accidents that occur during or outside of working hours, including worldwide coverage.

Take a city break!

Every five years, you’ll be rewarded for your loyalty with extra holiday days. Previous roles at the Children’s Hospital will be counted.

Get well soon!

If you work at least 20% and have been working for us for at least three months, you can benefit from the daily allowance insurance from Helsana. In the event of illness, you will receive a daily allowance of 80% of your salary for up to 720 days.

Head to the south!

If your five weeks of holiday aren’t enough, we’ll do our best to let you take unpaid holiday.

We'll fill up your piggy bank.

With Swiss Life, you (and in the event of your death, your dependants) are insured against risks relating to old age, death and invalidity, as long your yearly salary fulfils the lower legal limit in the second pillar (currently CHF 21,510). The Children’s Hospital takes over 60% of the savings contribution and the remaining 40% is deducted from your salary. The senior management of the Children’s Hospital is insured by BVK.

Spend more time with your children.

With interesting part-time roles available, we aim to give our employees the opportunity to balance their career with family life. For example, if you’ve just started a family or are finishing up a degree, you can look into reducing your working hours at the Children’s Hospital.

We'll update your vaccination record.

The staff doctor isn’t just there for emergencies – you can consult them about vaccinations and occupational health.

Your salary

The salary level is based on the requirements of the Swiss National Science Foundation.

The application process

After you have submitted your application via our online portal, we will consider it carefully. We will make an initial selection from among the applications received and then get in touch with you. If we progress to the interview stage, the following procedure will apply:

We are looking forward to your application.

Apply now