PhD position in Bioinformatics

Centre / Institution:
Anaxomics Biotech SL
Bioinformatics expertise:
Biostatistics, Integrative Bioinformatics, Systems Biology and Networks

Job description

The project will combine the results of statistical analyses in a manner that incorporates the known complementarity of the underlying biological functions. The ESR will develop semi-automated, iterative processes that can be optimized around a metric like a biomarker quality to screen different data sets. This approaches will be general in a first instance and integrated in ANAXOMICS analytical platform and then applied with the aim of identifying relevant cross-talks between the measured secreted factors and key molecular players in cancer and identify new potential points of monitoring or therapeutic intervention.

Students will receive training within a pan-European academic/private sector research training network, specifically focused on breast and colorectal cancer research (SECRET).

For more information, please check the EURAXESS job posting and project job site (SECRET).

Desired skills and expertise

Candidates must possess a Master's degree or equivalent in a relevant academic field and be within the first four years of his/her research career. Applications from candidates who already possess a doctoral degree will not be considered.

Candidates can be of any nationality, but are required to undertake transnational mobility. Researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account.

Specific requirements:

  • The candidate should hold a Master's degree or equivalent and a strong background in bioinformatics, computer science, mathematics, physics or similar with a strong interest in molecular biology
  • Experience programming in Matlab and/or Python
  • Basic statistical knowledge and/or experience with R
  • Fluent spoken and written English skills


Contract duration and other benefits

The PhD position is for 3 years and funded at the level stipulated by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions funding rules.


Required information and contact

Application process:

  • Project(s): applicants can select up to two (2) preferred projects (Anaxomics project corresponds to IRP 2.3) from the list available project job site (SECRET)..
  • Required documents: a full CV, a motivation letter including a description of previous research experiences and contact details or recommendation letters of two 2 referees. Only documents in English will be accepted.
  • Submission: applicants should submit the documentation to SECRET(ELIMINAR) writing in the subject line the number of their selected projects (E.g. Projects 1.1 and 2.3) by September 30 2019. Successful applicants will commence their projects no later than February 2020

Applications failing to include the requested documentation, where the candidates do not meet the eligibility criteria or which do not indicate the preferred projects WILL NOT be considered.