PhD Scholarship in Bioinformatics

Centre / Institution:
Universitat de Vic - Universitat Central de Catalunya
Bioinformatics expertise:
Algorithmics, Bioinformatics of Disease and Treatment, Systems Biology and Networks
interactomics, drugs' adverse effect

Job description

The UVic-UCC is a young, highly dynamic university in central Catalonia which is particularly committed to high-quality teaching and innovative research. The Research Group in Bioinformatics and Medical Statistics (BEM), associated to the Systems Biology Department of the University of Vic, is a consolidated group recognized by the Catalan Government (Generalitat de Catalunya, ref. 2014SGR-596). It is an interdisciplinary group that includes life sciences, statistics and bioinformatics in a Systems Biology framework, with special emphasis on the study of the genetic basis of complex diseases.

We are seeking to incorporated at PhD student to our Research Group in Bioinformatics and Medical Statistics (BEM). The topic to explore during the thesis will be the use of network biology to further our understanding of drugs' adverse effects. The main goal will be therefore the development of novel computationals tools to aid the prediction of drugs' adverse or side effects. The PhD will be co-supervised between Dr Fernandez from University of Vic and a industry partner: Prous Research in Barcelona. The candidate will be also required to undertake limlted teaching duties as part of the PhD traning.



Desired skills and expertise

Required skill and expertise

  • Degree (MsC) in Bioinformatics, Biology, Biomedicine
  • Academic CV higher than 2 (out of 4)
  • Advanced English (both wrltten and spoken).
  • Abllity to report data, both orally and wrltten, collaborate in a multidisciplinary project involving researchers from a company partner

The following will be considered advantages

  • Interest in the development of computational tools with application on Biomedicine
  • Experience or a clear interest in Bioinformatics as research field
  • Experience in computer programming (any language)


Contract duration and other benefits

  • Research staff to support the Ramón y Cajal project RYC-2015-17519, cofinanced by the Subprograma Ramón y Cajal del Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad and the European Social Fund
  • Full time contract: Teaching Assistant
  • Term contract (July 2018-June 2020)
  • Gross annual salary: 17.150,70€


Required information and contact

For more information please contact: info(ELIMINAR) including the subject: 'PhD scholarship 2018 networks' in your email