Microbiome Research Scientist (BSc or MSc or PhD)

Centre / Institution:
Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona Children's Hospital
Bioinformatics expertise:
Biomedical Informatics, Pathogen Informatics
Microbiome; Microbiota

Job description

Sant Joan de Déu Hospital is seeking an innovative scientist in the area of human microbiome research. The successful candidate will work in the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Group (Group Leader Carmen Muñoz-Almagro, MD,PhD). Our group has a longstanding research activity on molecular epidemiology of vaccine-preventable paediatric diseases and host-pathogen interaction in the development of invasive diseases produced by pathobionts such as S. pneumoniae. Regarding the field of host-pathogen interactions, we are focused on the study of the human respiratory microbiota as potential biomarker for health and disease.

Desired skills and expertise

Qualified candidates will possess a BSc or MSc or PhD in Biomedicine or related areas.

The position requires expertise in molecular microbiology ("wet lab") and computational ('dry lab') work. Previous experience in microbiome research is required, including DNA/RNA isolation and purification, sequencing on next-generation platforms and bioinformatic analyses of genomic datasets. Additional expectations include daily electronic registration of lab work, summarizing and reporting data, training and meeting with collaborators, and writing papers.

The candidate will have a demonstrable track record of participating in research projects with contributions as an author to high-impact, peer-reviewed publications in the field. He/she will possess strong oral and written communication skills and an ability to work as part of a team in a dynamic research environment

Contract duration and other benefits



JOB TYPE: Full Time

We offer a contract for one year (Salary range postdoctoral level). In addition, during this first year , the candidate will apply for competitive grants (Marie Slodowska-Curie or National grants)

Required information and contact

In case of interest, please address a letter of motivation and CV before 15th of July to

Dr. Carmen Muñoz-Almagro

Email: cma(ELIMINAR)@sjdhospitalbarcelona.org