Bioinformatics technician position at the Computational Genomics Group of GRIB (IMIM-UPF)

Centre / Institution:
Pompeu Fabra University
Bioinformatics expertise:
Algorithmics, Biomedical Informatics, Computational Genomics

Job description

We are seeking a strongly-motivated bioinformatician to contribute to research projects in the computational genomics area at the Research Program on Biomedical Informatics (GRIB, UPF-IMIM), located at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB). The candidate will be part of the GRIB node of the Spanish National Institute of Bioinformatics (INB) and the project will be supervised by Robert Castelo and Mar Albà (

Advances in understanding and treating disease increasingly depend on our capacity to efficiently use large amounts of  genomics data. The development of new bioinformatics tools for an easy access to the data is key to make rapid progress. The successful candidate will be in charge of developing web applications that expose some of the software and data sets generated by the computational genomics groups at the GRIB.

We offer a highly-stimulating research environment at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park ( GRIB is a joint research programme between the Pompeu Fabra University and the Hospital del Mar Research Institute ( at the PRBB. The Center is at the forefront of research in bioinformatics and offers the possibility to attend many conferences and specialized courses.

Project and Institution that finance the contract

The work is supported by grant PT17/0009/0014 from the Spanish Ministry of Economy (MINECO), FEDER and Agencia Estatal de Investigación sources.


Desired skills and expertise

  • Bachelor, Master degree or PhD in bioinformatics, computer science, mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, or similar, with strong motivation for quantitative and computational approaches.
  • Strong interest in contributing to research in genomics and biomedicine.
  • Basic knowledge of UNIX-like operating systems and shell scripting.
  • Experience and fluency in programming languages and statistical packages, including Python and R.
  • Experience in building web applications (shiny, javascript, php).
  • Excellent teamwork/collaboration skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

Contract duration and other benefits

We offer a full-time contract from July until Dec 31st, with the possibility of extending it over time, with a yearly gross salary from 22.000 EUR to 26.000 EUR, depending on background and experience.

The position is funded by the Spanish National Bioinformatics Institute (INB) under grant number PT17/0009/0014. The INB is an institutional platform founded in 2003 that is part of the Spanish National Health Institute Carlos III. Researchers from INB participate in the coordination, integration and development of bioinformatics resources in the areas of genomics, proteomics and translational medicine. The INB is part of the European Bioinformatics Network Elixir.

Required information and contact

Please, send CV and letter of interest, to  (REF: INB_Genomics)

Official number reference:  ISCIII - PT17/0009/0014 - F.Sanz