Bioinformatic Specialist

Sophia Genetics
Job Location
1025 St.-Sulpice
Job Description

We are looking for people who have a passion for bio-medical technology and an interest in solving complex challenges using machine learning. Individuals with integrity who instil confidence and can build trust with customers. Self-starters who instinctively push themselves and Sophia Genetics to new levels of performance. We prize intellectual ability over experience, with an aptitude to learn and challenge the status quo. 

In this role, you will be responsible for customer NGS data analysis. Being supervised by the Head of Bioinformatics Specialists, your main responsibilities will be:

  • Professional communication with the customers either by telephone or email
  • Analysis of client data and preparation of high-quality reports to the client
  • Setting-up and optimizing bioinformatics pipelines to the client’s need

You will need to be a team player, and work effectively with the sales and service teams for key customer accounts.


You have expertise in NGS data analysis and high volume data visualization. You can demonstrate excellence in the following areas:

  • Strong data analysis experience using R/Bioconductor.
  • Strong Linux bash scripting experience.
  • Experience in amplicon based NGS data analysis, and in the analysis of high-throughput sequencing data (preferably Solexa/Illumina and ionTorrent sequence data).
  • Familiarity with Galaxy or other pipeline building system.

The candidate must speak English plus either French or German, any other language would also be an advantage.

How to Apply

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About Our Organization

Sophia Genetics is a young and dynamic company, the European leader in Data Driven Medicine with headquarters in Switzerland. With over 70 employees from 15 different nationalities, we are present in 20 different countries mainly in Europe. Sophia Genetics helps clinical laboratories that perform routine clinical genetic analysis for personalized healthcare to overcome the cost and complexity related to the bioinformatics analysis, highly secured banking and reliable interpretation of the massive quantity of patient data generated by Next Generation Sequencing (NGS). We provide Sophia DDM™, a clinical-grade NGS analytics platform for routine diagnostics. Our goal is to simplify and enhance genetic testing providing the most efficient bioinformatics solution for clinical genetic data analysis.

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