Bioinformatician / Computational biologist (RE1)

Job Reference

69_20_LS_CG_RE1

Position

Bioinformatician / Computational biologist (RE1)

Closing Date

Tuesday, 31 March, 2020
Reference: 69_20_LS_CG_RE1
Job title: Bioinformatician / Computational biologist (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 Computational Genomics group (www.cgenomics.org), led by ICREA professor Toni Gabaldón, is jointly affiliated to the Barcelona Computing Centre (www.bsc.es) and the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (www.irbbarcelona.org) and performs multidisciplinary research in the fields of genome evolution, phylogenomics, and microbiology.
The group is looking for a highly motivated bioinformatician to have a transversal role in several comparative genomics projects in the group. The candidate will be responsible of developing, running, and maintaining core genomic analysis pipelines including genome assembly, variant calling, phylogenomics, and microbiome profiling. He/She will work closely with other members of the group and contribute to various projects particularly those that need to deal with large and complex amounts of data. The successful candidate will join a dynamic research group within the Life Sciences department. The researcher will work in a sophisticated HPC environment and will have access to systems and computational infrastructures.

Key Duties

  • Development, run, and maintenance of core genomic analysis pipelines including genome assembly, variant calling, phylogenomics, and microbiome profiling.
  • Contributing to various projects particularly those that need to deal with large and complex amounts of data.

Requirements

  • Education
    • Master in Biology, Bioinformatics, Computer Sciences or equivalent.
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Programming skills in python, R, or similar.
    • Knowledge of Machine learning approaches or database development and management will be a plus.
    • Knowledge of Omics data integration, visualization and machine learning approaches will be highly valuable.
  • Competences
    • High motivation and proactivity.
    • Ambition to develop their career in the field of computational genomics.
    • Excellent spoken and written English.

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 -  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: ASAP

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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