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Why join SIB?

  • Join a Swiss organization spearheading the field of data- and computer science applied to biomedical information and benefiting from international recognition;
  • Belong to a community sharing a passion for making a positive impact on society;
  • Exchange knowledge and experience within an extensive network of over 800 colleagues with various skills and diverse backgrounds;
  • Integrate a collegial and friendly work atmosphere that fosters social interactions;
  • Improve your work-life balance:
    • Flexible working hours, including possibility to work from home or part-time depending on the position;
    • 6 weeks of holidays per year;
    • Local benefits through partner institutions;
    • Attractive family leave modalities.

Diversity, equality, inclusion

Respecting and encouraging diversity, equality and inclusion: values we hold dear!

Both as an employer, and as the ambassador of the Swiss bioinformatics community, SIB has a critical role to play in ensuring and fostering diversity and equal opportunities in the workplace as well as in the scientific ecosystem. Equality has many facets, including national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability. The Institute is committed to leverage the diversity of profiles and backgrounds among its employees and members by creating a culture of equality and inclusion, and to enable everyone to develop their potential and skills. Respect being one of the core values of SIB, the Institute has always strived to translate these commitments into its organization.

A few examples: 25 nationalities for 184 employees* are represented at SIB with a balanced distribution of the age pyramid; SIB’s salary policy ensures equal pay for equal responsibilities, and managerial positions are equally open to everyone; with the objective to promote a work-life balance, SIB employees are entitled to benefits such as part-time work, flexible working hours or home-office whenever feasible; as women are strongly underrepresented in the academic scientific ecosystem, SIB promotes them by supporting their grant applications, providing travel fellowships and by striving for gender balance among the speakers at its conferences.

* as of 31.12.2019

Faces of bioinformatics

A career in bioinformatics? Take a look at what drives our Biocurators, Software Developers or Bioinformaticians in their daily activities.

All kinds of roads lead to bioinformatics

SIB Members come from a wide range of educational backgrounds 

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Scientific excellence at heart

Meet some of the great scientists in our community: winners of an SIB Bioinformatics Award, they told us about their career development and their vision of the field.

Swiss Bioinformatics: More than data

Discover the spirit behind Switzerland’s vibrant community of scientists dedicated to making sense out of biological data: from software developers, biocurators and bioinformaticians, to researchers that use the tools and software to advance our understanding of life.