Web front-end internship - Undergraduate Student (R0)

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Web front-end internship - Undergraduate Student (R0)

Closing Date

Saturday, 31 October, 2020
Reference: 331_20_LS_INB_R0
Job title: Web front-end internship - Undergraduate Student (R0)

About BSC

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) is the leading supercomputing center in Spain. It houses MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe, and is a hosting member of the PRACE European distributed supercomputing infrastructure. The mission of BSC is to research, develop and manage information technologies in order to facilitate scientific progress. BSC combines HPC service provision and R&D into both computer and computational science (life, earth and engineering sciences) under one roof, and currently has over 650 staff from 49 countries.

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Context And Mission

The Spanish National Bioinformatics Institute (INB) is the major bioinformatics platform in Spain, and the Spanish representative in the European bioinformatics infrastructure ELIXIR. INB is fully oriented to complete a solid integration with International Bioinformatics infrastructures including specifically the ELIXIR consortium.

Key Duties

  • Contribute to the development of front-end platforms and associated APIs for the current research projects in the Life Sciences department, in close collaboration with back-end engineers
  • Contribute to ensure appropriate user experience at the developed front-ends
  • Work together with other developers at INB/ELIXIR-ES and other ELIXIR nodes to ensure the appropriate implementation of previously agreed standards and methodologies


  • Education
    • Software Engineer Degree or equivalent Bioinformatics related degrees
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Knowledge of web frontend technologies such as NPM, yarn, Bower, Grunt, Gulp, webpack, or and HTML, CSS and JavaScript ecosystems
    • One year professional experience with programming languages such as Ruby, Python and/or Java
    • Experience working with Unix/Linux systems
  • Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Experience in microservices software architecture
    • Experience with front-end frameworks, like Angular, Vue and/or React will be highly appreciated
    • Familiar with design, implementation and deployment of relational databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL or similar) and/or non-relational databases (MongoDB, ElasticSearch, Cassandra)
    • Experience in designing, implementing and documenting data management APIs
  • Competences
    • Fluency in English
    • Good writing and presentation skills
    • Strong personal soft-skills sets: Communicative, enthusiastic, highly collaborative, proactive, self-driven
    • Strong technical writing skills
    • Ability to work independently
    • Used to work under pressure under strict deadlines


  • The position will be located at BSC within the Life Sciences Department
  • We offer a full-time contract, a good working environment, a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, flexible working hours, extensive training plan, tickets restaurant, private health insurance, fully support to the relocation procedures
  • Duration: Temporary - 30/07/2020 renewable
  • Salary: we offer a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate and according to the cost of living in Barcelona
  • Starting date: 01/11/2020

Applications Procedure

All applications must include:

  • A Cover Letter with a statement of interest in English, including two contacts for further references - Applications without this document will not be considered

  • A full CV in English including contact details


The vacancy will remain open until suitable candidate has been hired. Applications will be regularly reviewed and potential candidates will be contacted.

Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment

BSC-CNS is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable state or local law.

Application Form

Please, upload your CV document using the following name structure: Name_Surname_CV
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Please, upload your CV document using the following name structure: Name_Surname_CoverLetter
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** Consider that the information provided in relation to gender and nationality will be used solely for statistical purposes.