Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Biology

Centre / Institution:
Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology
Bioinformatics expertise:
Computational Genomics

Job description

The Cancer Computational Biology group (PI Jose A. Seoane) at Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO) in Barcelona (Spain) is looking for a computational biologist to fill a junior Postdoctoral position.

We are looking for a highly motivated scientist with interest in development and application of computation tools to analyze cancer omics data. We are interested in computational scientist with interest in cancer research.

Research projects may involve, but not limited to:

  • Epigenetic data analysis: What is the role of epigenetic modifications in drug resistance, cancer progression or metastasis?
  • Multi-omic analysis: Application or development of tools that successfully integrate different modalities of genomic or clinical data.
  • Biomarker discovery: Development of new biomarkers of cancer progression, drug resistance and metastasis using machine learning techniques.

We are expecting that the candidate will lead research projects, collaborate with biologist/physicians of different groups, present and publish the results in scientific conferences and journals, apply for fellowships and help to prepare grants.

Desired skills and expertise

We will consider highly motivated candidates with a recent (or about to get) PhD in Computer Science, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, or related fields. Candidates should have experience in genomics (cancer and/or epigenetics related experience is desired but not required) and analysis of multiomic data (experience with TCGA is a plus). Strong background in data science/machine learning is desired.

Language requirements: English.

Contract duration and other benefits

We offer a two years appointment with a possible extension of one year.

Required information and contact

Please send an application to Jose A. Seoane (joseaseoane(ELIMINAR) including:

  • Cover letter with previous research experience, current and future research interest, including expected starting date.
  • CV
  • Names and contacts of 2 referees