PhD Student (RE1)

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PhD Student (RE1)

Closing Date

Saturday, 31 October, 2020
Reference: 332_20_LS_TFG_R1
Job title: PhD Student (RE1)

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 Transcriptomics and Functional Genomics Lab is interested in understanding how the information encoded in our genome determines gene expression variation across individuals and tissues. To address this, we use a combination of cutting-edge computational analyses, next generation sequencing, and high-throughput functional assays. Our goal is to perform integrative analyses of “-omics” data to ultimately understand how expression changes in both coding and non-coding genes are associated with disease.

Key Duties

  • Large-scale Analysis of transcriptomic datasets


  • Education
    • master in bioinformatics
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Knowledge of UNIX/Linux environments
    • Experience with some of the following: Scripting languages: Perl, Python, Bash, R
    • Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Knowledge of bioinformatics/cancer genomics
    • Experience in high performance computing
    • Knowledge or experience in Machine Learning
  • Competences
    • Fluency in spoken and written English


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