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Postdoctoral position on Biomedical Informatics

Job description:

A Postdoctoral position on Biomedical Informatics is available for a highly motivated researcher in the Integrative Biomedical Informatics (IBI) group led by Ferran Sanz and Laura I. Furlong at GRIB (IMIM-UPF) in Barcelona.

General description

The candidate will work in the development and update of the DisGeNet Platform and application of DisGeNet to a variety of international projects currently underway in the group in the field of translational bioinformatics and drug development.

Desired Skills and Expertise

  • PhD in Biomedicine or related area
  • Candidates should have the ability to work independently and within a collaborative research team, and possess excellent communication and organisation skills.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Excellent programming skills (Python, Perl, or Java)
  • Excellent data analysis skills ®
  • knowledge and experience in management of biological databases

The IBI group is an international research group with interdisciplinary expertise in biology, medicine, pharmacology, chemistry and informatics. It has a unique experience in the fields of network medicine and biomedical text mining. Recent achievements include: i) development of the DisGeNET knowledge platform, ii) development of text mining approaches for the identification of biomarkers, disease-associated genes and drug adverse reactions, iii) development of network biology approaches to study the mechanisms leading to adverse drug reactions and disease comorbidities, iv) semantic web approaches for life sciences, v) strategies for the reuse of clinical data in biomedical research, and vi) participation in international projects in the aforementioned fields (EMIF, eTOX, Open PHACTS, MedBioinformatics, iPiE).

To apply: Please send a CV, letter of interest and the contact information for 2-3 referees by email to

Deadline: June 3rd 2016

FUNDING: 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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