Senior Scientist - Genetic Statistics

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Senior Scientist - Genetic Statistics

The Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS) has recently been established to create and deliver world class excellence in biomedical research to better understand health and disease as influenced by genetics, metabolism and environment with the goal of translating this knowledge into personalized science-based nutrition.

The Institute combines state-of-the-art technologies and biomedical knowledge to study the molecular mechanisms of chronic diseases. Large-scale functional genomics and mass spectrometry capabilities are integrated with bioinformatics and systems biology to generate holistic molecular insights into nutritionally actionable conditions. Using this integrated systems approach we ultimately aspire to develop nutritional approaches for the prevention of disease and to facilitate healthy aging
To realize these ambitions the Genetics Core is seeking a

Main responsibilities:
Design of statistical analysis plan for genetic studies (case/ctrl, familial, clinical intervention studies etc.).
Preparation of large scale statistical data sets.
Statistical Analysis of genetic data sets from various study designs and technologies, including next generation sequencing data.
Required profile:
Experience in working with statistical software (R, SAS), including scripting. Experience in C-programming advantageous.
Good knowledge of genetic analysis packages (EIGENSTRAT, plink, EMMAX etc.) for analysis of dichotomous and quantitative data, case/ctrl and family based analyses.
Know-how in statistical analysis of next generation sequencing data would be a plus.
Ability to present/explain statistical results to non-geneticists
Strong communication and presentation skills in English.
Personal requirements:
We are looking for a highly motivated, multi-tasking, autonomous and organized candidate who brings new ideas and takes initiatives. This person should have a strong team spirit, be proactive, curious and result-focused to succeed in this position.
The Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences is based on the campus of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland. We offer an international and innovative working environment and foster an academic, interdisciplinary research culture expecting publication in high-impact journals, supporting joint university appointments of qualified candidates and participation in graduate and postdoctoral programs. Please find more information at

Deadline: Cotact employer

For more details

If you are interested in joining us and to further build NIHS as a new leading research institution, then apply now at / job number: 12000156 with a complete dossier including CV, cover letter, list of publications and references.