Contrato indefinido en Mallorca trabajando en bioinformática ~

21 de septiembre de 2023

Contrato indefinido en Mallorca trabajando en bioinformática

We are looking for a highly motivated and talented bioinformatician specialised in comparative genomics and sequence analysis. The appointee will work on collaborative research projects with members of the local scientific community that are generating novel data (whole genome sequences, transcriptomes, RNAseq, metagenomics, etc.).

Tasks: The selected person will be specifically responsible
for: 1) Providing support to the Balearic Biodiversity Centre
(; 2) Genome and transcriptome
assembly and annotation; 3) Comparative genomics; 4) Sequence analysis;
5) Setting up genomic data analysis pipelines on local servers.

Team: The Balearic Biodiversity Centre
(, at the University of the
Balearic Islands gathers a team of researchers, technical staff,
facilities and equipment whose motivation is the generation of knowledge
about the rich natural environment of the Balearic archipelago and its
biodiversity, the conservation of reference natural history collections
and associated data. The CBB consists of four units: the Genomics Unit,
the Natural History Collections Unit, the Data Management Unit and the
Training and Outreach Unit. The person recruited will join the Genomics
Unit but is expected to contribute to the establishment and development of
the CBB as a reference in biodiversity studies, offering multidisciplinary
services to the scientific community at regional and national level and
being a strong partner in international initiatives.

Qualification requirements and competences
1)            Master's degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science,
              Computational Biology, Evolutionary Biology,
              Biomedical Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering
              or related fields.
2)            At least three years of related experience (Including PhD
              if applicable)
3)            Fluency in English. A high level of Spanish/Catalan will
              be a plus.
4)            Practical experience in bioinformatics programming (e.g.
              Python, C and/or Java) and Git repositories
5)            Experience with Unix and command line
6)            Experience with genome assembly and annotation,
              particularly using large fragments of NanoPore. Knowledge
              of Epi2me ONT
7)            Experience in latest generation sequencing data
              analysis, such as full genome sequencing, RNA-Seq and
              population genomics
8)            Experience configuring genomic data analysis pipelines and
              using Nextflow-type tools
9)            An interest in studying biological patterns by using
              genomic approaches
10)          Contributing to developing and maintaining bioinformatics
             tools and collaborations on solid scientific work (peer
             reviewed publications in high-quality journals)
11)          Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
12)          Handling bioinformatics tools developed in Singularity,
             Docker, Galaxy or Elixir would be a plus.

We offer
- This position is funded by the HiTech Platform - Institute for
  Computational Applications and Community Code - Biodiversity (IAC3-
  BIO) at the University of the Balearic Islands.
- Full monthly remuneration 2.718,20 euro (gross salary).
- Permanent and full-time position (37,5h per week).
- An academically stimulating environment. A friendly and inclusive
- A good work-life balance and access to Spanish excellent public
  services and welfare schemes, including free and accessible education
  and healthcare.
- The possibility of a mixed on-site and distance working regime may be
  considered in very specific circumstances and on a case-by-case basis.

How to apply
- The formal application will be announced on September 20, 2023,
  through the UIB website,
  and will be open for about 10 days. You will be required to include a
  CV (with details on education, previous positions/experience, other
  qualifying activities, list of publications) and a short video
  curriculum. The Selection Committee will only evaluate candidates who
  have formally registered the application.
- Do not hesitate to contact us ( if you
  need help with this process or for any informal request regarding
  the position.
- Short-listed candidates will be interviewed. We may also request
  two references (name, relationship to candidate, e-mail, and
  phone number).
- Expected starting date: November 8, 2023.

All submitted documents must be in English, Spanish or Catalan.

The University of the Balearic Islands
The University of the Balearic Islands invites you to work and research
in a privileged backdrop, where the tranquillity, well being and joy of
the Mediterranean come together in perfect harmony with a work-oriented
environment designed to educate, generate knowledge and innovate,
alongside a commitment to excellence in research and teaching. The
university campus is located in the municipality of Palma, on the
outskirts of the city. It is an avant-garde university with more than 40
years of history that has achieved the first positions in the teaching
and research rankings. It has more than 16,000 students and nearly 1,700
professors and researchers who create a pleasant atmosphere in tune with
an offer of leisure, healthy living and constant learning. The campus
enjoys excellent transport links and houses all the necessary facilities
and services for university life. Our vast experience offers you the
opportunity to relish multilingual learning in a culturally rich and
diverse setting. The UIB is a cutting-edge university for teaching and
research. It has deep roots in the region and is committed to society,
showing values that honour humanity with an ever-increasing international

Enrique Arboleda
Project Manager
Centre Balear de Biodiversitat - Universitat de les Illes Balears
Palma, Illes Balears

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