Puesto de bioinformático en un proyecto de filogenómica en el IBE (Barcelona) ~ Bioblogia.net

23 de noviembre de 2020

Puesto de bioinformático en un proyecto de filogenómica en el IBE (Barcelona)

Oferta compartida por Nuria

The Metazoa Phylogenomics Lab at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE) is seeking to hire a Bioinformatician/Computational Biologist.

About IBE:

The Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE) was founded in 2008 as a joint Institute of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). It is located in Barcelona (Spain), in front of the Mediterranean.

The mission of the IBE is to address biodiversity studies describing functional and evolutionary genomics at all levels of observation: molecular, biochemical, physiological, and morphological. The IBE is the only research center in Catalonia and Spain which completely devotes its research to evolutionary biology, and it is currently a reference in Southern Europe. Nowadays, IBE activity involves more than 130 people and 24 research groups distributed in 5 scientific programs related to Evolutionary Biology research. Our employees enjoy access to state-of-the-art technology and a diverse range of specialist training opportunities, including support for leadership and management.

About the Metazoa Phylogenomics Lab:

The overarching goal of the lab is to understand how animals reshape their genomes to generate their vast diversity and to adapt to the different environments. For that, we generate and interrogate genomic and transcriptomic data through the lens of phylogenomics. Our favorite creatures are arthropods and annelids, but our interest often transcends the level of phylum to understand animal genome evolution at a macroevolutionary scale. We are committed to maintaining a respectful, inclusive, and friendly working environment for all staff and students, as well as promoting your personal and career development.

Rosa Fernández joined IBE as a Group Leader in January 2020, so this is a chance to help build a lab from the ground up and contribute your knowledge and passion to the group and its culture. The lab is a part of the Animal Biodiversity and Evolution Program at IBE. This position is funded by an ERC Starting Grant to understand the genomic basis of terrestrialization across animals.

About the role:
  • Lead efforts in the lab to develop methods and resources for non-model organisms, and use these resources and pipelines to address novel questions in genome assembly and annotation, phylogenomics and comparative genomics.
  • Work closely with the other team members to advise and help on analysis of sequencing data and other biological 'big data'.
  • Manage the computational resources of the lab, including data storage, computing resources and databases.

About you:
  • PhD in evolutionary biology, computational biology, bioinformatics or a related field, or a Masters degree with at least 3 years of experience with bioinformatics methods.
  • Excellent programming skills in languages commonly used in bioinformatics (such as Python or R). 
  • Fluency with Linux shell scripting and high performance computing.
  • Strong background in computational and evolutionary biology.
  • High motivation and efficiency; ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in English (oral and written).

Additional information:

Application deadline: 20th December 2020
Contract: Full-time, 12 months (with possibility of yearly renewal up to 5 years)
Location: Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF), Barcelona, Spain
Starting date: March 2021

The position is available for 12 months, with the possibility of further renewal for several consecutive years. Starting date is expected in March 2021 or as soon as possible afterwards.

Interviews will be held in early January either in person or via video conference depending on travel  needs and current restrictions; no particular preference will be given to candidates who are able
to interview in person. We are committed to diversity and especially encourage women and members of underrepresented communities to apply.

If you are interested in the position, please send your CV and motivation letter to this link: https://forms.gle/SvZR4VWUdAFJquwj9

IMPORTANT: Please name your documents as follows: ‘CV_your_name.pdf’ and ‘Motivation_letter_your_name.pdf’

Questions? Feel free to contact Rosa Fernandez (rmfernandezgarcia00@gmail.com).
More information about her lab here

Find your job here