The Institutes of Pathology Bern and Lausanne are leading institutes in the field of clinical pathology and research in Switzerland. The close collaboration of clinical pathologists in the research projects offers not only the realization of basic research but promotes applied projects in the field of pathology paving the way towards more patient oriented diagnostics and therapy.

We are in search of a Computer scientist in computational life science 100% funded by a Swiss Cancer Research (KFS-4694-02-2019) on molecular epidemiology of lung cancer brain metastasis. This translational research project aims to broaden our knowledge on brain metastasis in lung cancer patients integrating epidemiological, pathological and molecular approaches.Tasks

  • Multiomics approach for cell deconvolution; linking mutation, methylation and tanscriptomics data
  • Usage of machine learning applications for linking molecular and morphological markers
  • Comparison of generated results with public databases (e.g. TCGA)
  • Statistical analysis and interpretation of results; writing of research reports and manuscripts


  • PhD degree in informatics, biomedical sciences or life sciences or equivalent work experience
  • Profound knowledge in R
  • Knowledge in Python is an advantage
  • Self-motivated and independent personality
  • Good knowledge of the English language

We offer

  • A one-year position with the possibility for extension
  • Opportunity to work in an translational research team with pathologists, molecular pathologists and epidemiologists on a hot topic in cancer research
  • Work in association with large bioinformatical working groups in Bern or Lausanne; individual working modalities possible
  • Employment according to the regulations of the SNFS

For further information please contact or
Please send your application including CV, motivation letter, qualifications and references in one PDF-File to

Deadline for applications is 21.11.2021.

Insititute of Pathology, University of Bern
Insititute of Pathology, Lausanne University Hospital and Lausanne University


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