Senior Computational Biologist / Bioinformatician (F/H) 100%


Facing the challenges of our time

Help us grow and be more impactful!

Our “AI for Life Sciences” group, based in Allschwil, Switzerland is looking for a Senior Computational Biologist or Bioinformatician.

Your mission

The group AI for Life Sciences complements CSEM´s technology portfolio and existing activities in cell microsystems, biomonitoring and lab automation. The group AI for Life Sciences focusses on data analysis and development of related tools to understand and contextualize results from omics and phenotypic experiments, correlations with clinical data points and molecular signature readouts stemming from custom sensors and instruments.

As a Senior Computational Biologist or Bioinformatician, you are responsible for developing innovative algorithms and frameworks to solve our customers’ challenges, lead research and development projects and support the group leader in the acquisition of projects. Through your creative ideas, you further support the definition of the technology roadmap.


Your responsabilities 

• Application of state-of-the-art bioinformatics and biostatistical methodology to molecular and clinical data
• Development of custom/novel machine learning algorithms
• Build-up and establish data processing and machine learning toolchains
• Exploration and visualization of different types of omics data
• Contribute to project acquisition (offers to clients, Innosuisse or EU proposals)
• Collaborate with internal and external interdisciplinary teams
• Manage industrial and research projects (resources, goals, issues, budget)
• Develop and maintain good relationships with our partners and customers on national and international level
• Provide functional support and guidance to colleagues both inside or outside the group
• Proactively propose game changing ideas and develop successful new technology platforms


Your profile


  • Master or PhD in bioinformatics, computational biology, biostatistics or related field with a strong interest in machine and deep learning with 3+ years of job experience preferably in industry.
  • Experience in applying computational methods for drug development and/or biotech and/or personalized medicine.
  • Excellent knowledge of computational methods for the analysis of large sets of omics data in Python or R.
  • Excellent knowledge of ML frameworks.
  • Experience with the analysis, integration and interpretation of multi-omics data with a particular emphasis on metabolomics
  • Experience with the application of supervised and unsupervised machine learning methods to biomedical data
  • Excellent skills in data analysis, data visualization and statistical programming.
  • Familiarity with Linux/Unix command line and high-performance computing environments. Knowledge of data quality standards (e.g, FAIR) and programming best practices.
  • Experience in explainable AI is a plus
  • Experience in computational/AI-based approaches enabling the construction of biological knowledgebase or knowledge graph that supports biological interpretation/new hypothesis generation.

 Interpersonnal skills

  • Inclusive mindset
  • Good communication skills to present ideas, data and results.
  • Structured and dependable personality.
  • Interest in progress of data science and health technology.
  • High motivation to work in a diverse organization.


CSEM mission and values

Our mission is the development and transfer of innovative technologies to the Swiss industry. Our objective is to make an impact on our customers and on society at large in the fields of precision manufacturing, digital technologies and sustainable energy. Our strength is the excellence of our people, about 550 passionate specialists dedicated to innovation and technology transfer. We believe that strong values support the successful development of our organization as well as the harmonious and balanced development of all our employees.

We are

  • A unique place between research and industry at the cutting edge of new technologies
  • An innovative, non-profit, and employee-driven company
  • A dynamic, multidisciplinary, and multicultural environment
  • A solar team focused on enabling solutions to energy challenges for a sustainable world

Working@CSEM means

  • being part of a passionate community
  • incredible flexibility, attractive working conditions, and great opportunities of development
  • benefit from a management style based on trust & feedback and that favors a work-life balance

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity.

We look forward to receiving your complete application file via (CV, cover letter, certificates & diplomas) our job page.

Preference will be given to professionals applying directly.