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Created in 2005 by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia) and the University of Barcelona, IRB Barcelona is a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence—a seal that was awarded in 2011.
The institute is devoted to conducting research of excellence in biomedicine and to transferring results to clinical practice, thus improving people’s quality of life, while simultaneously promoting the training of outstanding researchers, technology transfer, and public communication of science. Its 27 laboratories and seven core facilities address basic questions in biology and are orientated to diseases such as cancer, metastasis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and rare conditions.
IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 members and 30 nationalities. It is located in the Barcelona Science Park. IRB Barcelona forms part of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) and the “Xarxa de Centres de Recerca de Catalunya” (CERCA).
IRB Barcelona is seeking a Bioinformatician
The Comparative Genomics group, led by ICREA professor Toni Gabaldón, is looking for a Bioinformatician to work in the context of comparative genomics and phylogenomics. The Comparative Genomics group (http://cgenomics.org), which is jointly affiliated to the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC-CNS), is involved in multiple projects covering a wide range of topics including evolutionary and comparative genomics, phylogenomics, and metagenomics. The candidate will work transversally in the various projects in the group which involve among others developing and maintaining next generation sequencing analytical pipelines and existing phylogenomics resources such as PhylomeDB and MetaPhOrs; creating next generation sequencing analysis pipelines, and processing different datasets.The candidate will work in collaboration with other researchers in the Comparative Genomics Group of the Life Sciences Department as well as other research groups at the BSC and IRB. The Researcher will work in a highly sophisticated HPC environment, will have access to state-of-the-art systems and computational infrastructures.
Development and maintenance of group web-servers.
Development and maintenance of next generation sequencing pipelines.
Performing data analysis in the context of phylogenomics, genomics, or metagenomics projects.
Knowledge: Next Generation Sequencing data formats and analysis software.
Skills: Good English.
Experience: Database and web-server development. Python programming.
Knowledge: Evolutionary analysis.
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.
Estimated annual gross salary: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
International Environment: The opportunity to join a prestigious, diverse and inclusive international research institution and to become a member of an established research group Comparative Genomics.
Benefits: Continuous training in a high-quality environment with unique professional career opportunities.
HOW TO APPLY & SELECTION PROCESS:
Deadline for applications: 31/08/2022 (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.
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.'