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Bioinformatics job at the Computational Genomics Group

We are seeking a strongly-motivated bioinformatician to contribute to research projects in the fields of transcriptomics and genetic variant analysis. The successful candidate will collaborate with the research groups of computational genomics at the Research Programme on Biomedical Informatics of the Pompeu Fabra University located at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park, one of the most exciting interdisciplinary research centres in Southern Europe with more than 1400 scientists.


Candidates should have

  • Bachelor or Master degree in a quantitative or natural science discipline, including computer science, mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, or similar, with strong motivation for quantitative and computational approaches.
  • Strong interest in contributing to research in biology and biomedicine.
  • Basic knowledge of UNIX-like operating systems and shell scripting.
  • Experience and fluency in several programming languages such as procedural (C, C++ or Java), scripting (Perl or Python) and functional (R).
  • Experience with modern software development technologies such as version control systems (SVN, GitHub), automation (Makefile), unit testing and containerized distribution (Docker, AMI).
  • Experience with the use of computing clusters.
  • Experience with database management and programming (SQL, PHP).
  • Excellent teamwork/collaboration skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.


The successful candidate will work in a highly-stimulating research environment, carrying out development of software and data integration pipelines for the analysis of high-throughput genomics data such as DNA-seq, RNA-seq, ribo-seq, etc, from multiple sources, including the 100K genomes from Genomics England, the 1000 genomes project, GTEx, ExAC, etc. Additionally, this position will provide opportunities to pursue a research-oriented career.

This work will be developed in the context of the research projects led by the research groups of Mar Albà, Eduardo Eyras and Robert Castelo, which are part of the Research Programme on Biomedical Informatics, a joint research programme from the Pompeu Fabra University and the Hospital del Mar Research Institute located at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park. The PRBB offers a unique stimulating environment to work in bioinformatics, with the possibility to attend multiple conferences, specialized courses and complementary skills workshops.

We offer an initial one-year contract with a gross salary of 21,500 EUR/year, with starting date November 1st or soon after that, and with the possibility of extending it over time. 


Please send a CV, a motivation letter and the contacts for at least two referees to including in the subject INB PT13/0001/0023, before October 1st.


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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