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Job Type

Full-time dedication

Deadline for Application

March 20 2022, or sooner if a suitable candidate is found

Required Languages

English [Fluent]

Minimum Qualification

Bachelor’s degree in Genetics, Biology, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computational Biology, Computer Science, or a related field

Field of work

The current scientific interests of our group focus on characterizing the immuno-virological mechanisms of viral pathogenesis in human diseases, including HIV-1, Ebola virus, arenaviruses and, more recently, SARS-CoV-2. The group is composed by an interdisciplinary, motivated and creative scientific team which is supported by innovative technologies

Direct Supervisor

ICREA Res. Prof. J Martínez-Picado, Head of the Retrovirology and Clinical Studies Lab.

Offer / Job Duties

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated bioinformatician to join the Retrovirology
and Clinical Studies Lab at the IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute located at Biomedical
Campus Can Ruti in Badalona (Barcelona).
The selected candidate will develop and apply bioinformatics methods to support multiple
projects in the area of immunology and infectious diseases. She/he will assist in the
development, implementation, and computational analysis of genomic, transcriptomic and
epigenomic data during viral infections (mainly SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 and HIV-1/AIDS)
and their associated inflammatory processes.

Candidate profile

  • Experience in running, validating and analyzing single-cell RNA-seq data
  • Downloading and analyzing publicly-available -omic databases
  •  Testing bioinformatics tools and provided feed-back
  • R and Python for the analyses of NGS data and high dimensional biological datasets
  • Proficiency in the analysis, statistics and visualization of a range of datasets, including
    genomics and proteomics data
  •  Interest in implementing and developing new tools for data integration analyses
  • Good organizational skills: tracking project data and report analysis results
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and international environment with good interpersonal skills
  •  Written and oral communication skills in both computational and experimental areas

Required documents

  • CV
  • Cover letter with statement of research interest
  • Academic record corresponding to the associated degrees (Bachelor, Master, PhD)
  • At least 1 recommendation letter

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