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Software Developer position to work on computational genomics

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A position is available for a highly motivated software engineer in the Biomedical Genomics group of GRIB (IMIM-UPF) in Barcelona. The candidate will be involved in the analysis of pan-cancer genomics data, including tumour genome and transcriptome sequencing data, focused particularly in the identification of driver mutations in coding and non-coding regions. The successful applicant will join a team of international researchers based at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park in Barcelona.
The group leaded by Nuria Lopez-Bigas is a strong interdisciplinary research team currently formed by 4 postdocs, 1 PhD student and 2 software engineers, with complementary expertise in biology, medicine, computational biology and software engineering. The research team has unique expertise in the integration, analysis and visualization of cancer genomics data. Recent achievements include:

  1. development of computational methods to identify cancer drivers
  2. the creation of IntOGen-mutations, a platform to identify and visualize cancer drivers across tumour types.
  3. participation in the most important international consortia in cancer genomics (ICGC and TCGA).

Qualifications and experience: The ideal candidate would be a software engineer with knowledge in data analysis, web development, database management and servers administration. Active involvement in open source projects will be an asset. She/he should have strong analytical and statistical skills, in addition to creativity, curiosity, enthusiasm, and ability to work in a team.

Contract: Full-time position for 12 months with the possibility of extension.

To apply: Please send a CV and letter of interest by email to


This position is funded by the Spanish National Bioinformatics Institute (INB) under grant number PT13/0001/0023. The mission of INB, founded in 2003, is to disseminate and provide bioinformatics support to laboratories, research institutions and companies throughout Spain. The INB serves in the coordination, integration and development of Spanish bioinformatics resources in projects in the areas of genomics, proteomics and translational medicine. Over the past years, the INB has contributed to the creation of a competitive and consolidated computational infrastructure for bioinformatics in which national and international genome projects, as well as bioinformatics users and developers take part. The INB is funded by the Spanish National Health Institute Carlos III and FEDER sources.

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