PhD Student - Cellular Systems Genomics & Endothelial Pathobiology and Microenvironment

Centre / Institution:
Josep Carreras LEUKAEMIA Research Institute
Bioinformatics expertise:
Bioinformatics of Disease and Treatment

Job description

We are recruiting a PhD student to work on the computational analysis of research projects that investigate the tumor microenvironment in prostate cancers. Her/his work will be based on the development and application of new computational approaches for the analysis and integration of single-cell and spatial genomics data in the context of cancer and immunology. 

The ideal candidate has a background in computational biology with knowledge of data science and machine learning. Previous experience in single-cell and/or spatial genomics is desirable, but not essential.  

Desired skills and expertise

Specific requirements are the following:

  • MSc in Computational Biology, Genomics, Data Science or similar. Any scientific background is considered, especially quantitative fields, such as mathematics, physics, computer science and engineering are highly appreciated.
  • Programming skills are required in R and/or Python.
  • A high level of motivation and interest in research.
  • Any research/work experience is considered.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Being open-minded, flexible, and collaborative.
  • Fluent in English.

Contract duration and other benefits

What we offer

  • A 3-years funded PhD position.
  • Be part of a young, collaborative, and international work environment with cutting edge technologies and interdisciplinary teams of scientists, including experts in medicine, biology, genomics, and bioinformatics.
  • Have real insights of a wet lab,
  • Combines discussions with the Mereu and Graupera team members.
  • Core facilities of the IJC include the genomics, proteomics and the single-cell unit, which is equipped with the Chromium Controller to perform the single-cell analysis.
  • Access to storage and distribution of data with the Barcelona Supercomputing Center.
  • Exciting and innovative research projects in the field of single-cell and spatial genomics.
  • The stimulating environment of the Barcelona metropolitan area.

Required information and contact

To apply for this opportunity, please send your resume and a cover letter and (incl. the contact details of two referees) to jobs(ELIMINAR) including the reference PHD_EM_MG_64