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IRB Barcelona is a world-class research centre devoted to understanding fundamental questions about human health and disease. It was founded in October 2005 by the Government of Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya) and the University of Barcelona (UB), and is located at the Barcelona Science Park (Parc Científic de Barcelona). The institute is a member of the BIST (Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology).
The Institute’s missions include conducting multidisciplinary research of excellence at the unique interface between biology, chemistry and medicine, providing high-level training in the biomedical sciences to staff, students and visitors, driving innovation through active technology transfer to the benefit of society, and actively participating in an open dialogue with the public through a series of engagement and education activities.
We are searching for a highly motivated Research Assistant specialized in Bioinformatics to work in a Cancer Genomics Research group. The position is to support to the researchers on the analysis of genomic data or the development of bioinformatics tools. The ideal candidate would have a Master in Bioinformatics, experience with Python, knowledge in data analysis. Active involvement in open source projects will be an asset. She/he should have strong analytical skills, in addition to creativity, curiosity, enthusiasm, and ability to work in a team. The candidate will participate and perform the activities, tasks, and reports within the framework of the project “Valorización de EGA para la Industria y la Sociedad” (VEIS). The VEIS project -file number 001-P-001647 is co-financed by the European Union Regional Development Fund within the framework of the ERDF Operational Program of Catalonia 2014-2020 with a grant of 50% of total cost eligible with the support of Generalitat de Catalonia".
The successful candidate will provide assistance and support the researchers on the analysis of genomic data or the development of bioinformatics tools.
In addition, the candidate will prepare Technical Reports in cooperation with the P.I
EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS:
Must Have – Required:
A bachelor's degree in Biology, Mathematics, Computer Science, or similar
A Master in Bioinformatics
Programing skills in Python
Fluency in English
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Experience in international teams.
Strong programming skills, ideally in Python (including data analysis, visualization and exploration packages, such as numpy, scipy, scikit-learn, matplotlib, seaborn, jupyter-notebook).
Experience in collaborative software development using Git.
Experience with Linux environments and Linux systems administration.
Experience in web development (front-end and back-end).
Experience with DataBases (relational and non-relational).
Familiarity with high performance computing (parallel execution, computational pipelines, workload managers…).
Experience in bioinformatics.
Familiarity with software engineering concepts and methodologies.
Ability to work independently and within a collaborative research team, and ability to comply with tight deadlines.
Willingness to learn if missing any of the above.
WORKING CONDITIONS & ENTITLEMENTS:
Working conditions: Employed in compliance with Spanish legislation and regulations under a full-time contract. Employees receive the benefits of the Spanish Social Security system covering sickness, maternity/paternity leaves and injuries at work. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
International Environment: The opportunity to join a prestigious international research institution and become a member of an established research group.
Continuous training in a high-quality environment.
HOW TO APPLY & SELECTION PROCESS:
Deadline for applications: 07/08/2022 (If no suitable candidate is found, the deadline will be extended)
Number of positions available: 1
Pre-selection: Will be based on CV, motivation letter, experience, management of research and innovation.
Interviews: Short-listed candidates will be interviewed.
Job offer: Will be sent to the successful candidate after the interview.
Note: The strengths and weaknesses of the applications will be provided upon request.
'If you, as an applicant, have any suggestion or wish to make a complaint regarding the selection process, please contact us at the following email address: email@example.com You will receive a response within a month.'