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The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) is a world-leading institute in global health with a particular focus on low- and middle-income countries. Associated with the University of Basel, Swiss TPH combines research, education and services at local, national and international levels. 950 people from 80 nations work at Swiss TPH focusing on infectious and non-communicable diseases, environment, society and health as well as health systems and interventions.

Research-IT (R-IT) is an interdisciplinary team within the Swiss TPH that provides operational guidance, expertise, and support to facilitate effective data management, analysis, and visualization for researchers. By acting as an interface between the two domains Research and Informatics, R-IT helps ensure seamless communication and collaboration among scientists, IT professionals, and other stakeholders involved in the research process.

The Research-IT group is currently looking for a

Internship in Information Science / Management (50–100%)

You support the Research-IT group in their daily business, from requirements engineering to application management, from application support to provide technical solutions for researchers. In addition, you can contribute to internal development projects on knowledge management at the institute.



  • Assistance in the conception, planning and implementation of Research-IT services, tools and interfaces, including e.g. the creation of presentations, intranet content and information material
  • Develop a good understanding of business and IT research processes in a global health context
  • Support with the conceptualization and implementation of Knowledge Management solutions in the intranet
  • Liaise with researchers and communication teams



  • University degree in technological or natural sciences with strong interest in information science, strategic communication and/or knowledge management
  • Experience or knowledge of the basics of research informatics
  • A good basic understanding of IT, experience with Content Management Systems (e.g. Typo3) is a big plus but not required
  • Experience with R or Python is a plus but not required
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good communication skills, problem-solving skills and enthusiasm to work in an international, multi-disciplinary setting
  • Languages: English (fluent in written and spoken)



  • Meaningful work in an international environment
  • Deep insights into an institute that conducts teaching and research as well as providing services
  • Exciting tasks in the field of consulting, awareness/training and at the same time collaboration in a digital transformation project
  • A state-of-the-art workplace in our new building with its own canteen on the dynamic BaseLink site in Allschwil
  • Interesting encounters with people from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Being part of a committed and motivated team with short information and decision paths



  • Start Date:  as soon as possible
  • Duration:  limited to 6 months, possible extension by 6 months
  • Percentage: 50-100%
  • Location: Allschwil, Switzerland
  • Travel required: No
  • Internal job title: Internship Information Science and Management



Please submit your application online:

  • CV
  • Motivational letter including names and contact information (email or phone) of 1 – 2 references
  • Reference letters and diploma

Together, we can make the world a healthier place. We look forward to receiving your application.

Please note that we can only accept applications via our online recruiting tool. As long as the position is online on our company website, we are open for new applications. Applications via e-mail or external recruiter will not be considered.



Viviane Brodmann, Student Help Recruiting

Tel: +41 61 284 83 72


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