Postdoctoral Position in Functional Genomics and Neurogenomics Group at the Research Program on Biomedical Informatics

Deadline:
30/04/2021
Centre / Institution:
Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute
Bioinformatics expertise:
Biomedical Informatics, Biostatistics, Computational Genomics, Functional Genomics, Transcriptomics
Keywords:
neurosciences, comparative genomics, biology, bioinformatics, programming, statistics, single-cell, transcriptomics, epigenomics, molecular evolution.

Job description

Project and Tasks:

'Genome-wide taxonomy of transcription factors binding sites across primates for the study of human brain specializations in health and disease.'

The candidate will conduct functional genomics analysis to study the evolution of human brain development and the genetic risk of neuropsychiatric disorders leveraging multiple sources of omics data at the bulk and single-cell leve.

Project and Institution that finance the contract :

The work is supported with AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACIÓN Funds, by grant (2019/8909/I) "Taxonomía de la unión de factores de transcripción en el genoma completo de primates para el estudio de especializaciones del cerebro humano en salud y en enfermedad".

Official number reference: Fundació IMIM (G.SANTPERE/PID/AEI-19)

Desired skills and expertise

Skills and Experience: 

  • To have a PhD in the fields of biology or bioinformatics.
  • A background in neuroscience and/or comparative genomics will help in the application.
  • Experience in programming, statistics, single-cell, transcriptomics, epigenomics and molecular evolution.
  • High english level (written/spoken)

Contract duration and other benefits

Benefits of the opening: We offer a one-year contract (extendable), 40hrs week, yearly gross salary of around 31.000 EUR. Envisaged starting date, April 2021.

Required information and contact

Information on the application process: Submit the requested information at the IMIM website page (*)

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