Master student Life Sciences – Immunology (R0)

Job Reference

84_20_LS_CB_R0

Position

Master student Life Sciences – Immunology (R0)

Closing Date

Wednesday, 08 April, 2020
Reference: 84_20_LS_CB_R0
Job title: Master student Life Sciences – Immunology (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 Computational Biology group, led by ICREA professor Alfonso Valencia, is looking for a Master student to work in immunology. The project will be in the context of developing a computational framework to predict the antigen landscape of a proteome. The successful candidate will complete a master’s thesis, addressing the following topics: 1- integrate multiple computational tools to predict the likelihood of the different peptides of a proteome to pass each step of the antigen presentation pathway 2- validation of the computational pipeline using publicly available data as well as private datasets generated with immunopeptidomics 3- search for the most promising peptides derived from samples of interest
The successful candidate will join a dynamic research group within the Life Sciences department, which integrates independent senior scientists that work on various aspects of computational biology, ranging from bioinformatics for genomics and proteomics to computational biochemistry and text mining. The Researcher will work in a highly sophisticated HPC environment, will have access to systems and computational infrastructures, and will establish collaborations with experts in different areas.

Key Duties

  • Complete a master’s thesis in bioinformatics.
  • Participate in internal group meetings and other scientific discussions.

Requirements

  • Education
    • Degree in Bioinformatics, Biotechnology or any field related to biomedicine.
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Candidates with experience with peptidomics data are preferred.
  • Competences
    • Fluency in spoken and written English.
    • Good communication and presentation skills.
    • Ability to work both independently and within a team.

Conditions

  • 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 - Until 15/09/2020 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: 01/05/2020

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


Deadline

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

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