Scientific Software Developer

Scientific Software Developer

University of Zurich (UZH)

Zurich, Switzerland


The University of Zurich together with the University Hospital of Zurich are embarking on a concerted effort to develop informatics programs to advance biomedical research and healthcare using cutting edge computational approaches. As part of these efforts, the newly created Chair of Medical Informatics will establish a research group that will investigate topics in clinical data science and translational bioinformatics, such as knowledge discovery from Big Data sources (Electronic Medical Record), development of Natural Language processing, information retrieval and extraction routines, as well the analysis of human Omics data.

For this position, we are looking for motivated candidates who are interested in applying their computational skills to real world medical problems. We offer an interdisciplinary research environment, the possibility to direct your own research, and a place to grow academically.


  • Strong knowledge and experience in scientific computing using Python and/or C++
  • Excellent knowledge and experience working with relational and non-relational databases
  • Experience in web and server-side development is a plus
  • API design including RESTful design is a plus
  • Ability to pick up new frameworks, programming language as needed
  • Team player with excellent analytical, problem-solving and communication skills

What we offer:

  • Access to state-of-the-art infrastructure (computational resources), exciting clinical and genomic datasets, and an interdisciplinary environment with deep medical and data science expertise
  • Ability to make an impact in healthcare with the potential to change care-related workflows and processes
  • Stimulating research environment and a place to grow academically and professionally
  • Outstanding working conditions at the University of Zurich (please visit


Applicants should submit the following documents (preferably in a single PDF) to with subject heading “Scientific Software Developer”

  • CV including links to their work (i.e. published apps, GitHub/Bitbucket repos, web applications, etc.)
  • A cover letter describing the motivation for working in the healthcare domain (1-2 pages max)
  • Name, address and email contact of three referees

Apply with CV and Cover Letter

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Scientific Software Developer