Bioinformatician at the bioinformatics support unit

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Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO)

Job description:

The Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO) is seeking an organized, motivated and team-oriented bioinformatician to join the recently created bioinformatics support unit. The role will involve working as part of the team to support the research groups by developing and applying pipelines to analyze several types of Omics data. In addition, the candidate will be expected to be comfortable communicating directly with scientific researchers regarding data analysis requirements. The candidate must have previous experience in Omics data analysis and with the desire to work in a dynamic environment. This position is ideal for fast-learner candidates who enjoy taking on challenges, learning new things and have good communication skills.


  • Degree in bioinformatics, computer science, computational biology or similar.
  • Experience of at least 3 years (preferably in academic environments).
  • Experience processing and analyzing omics data (WES, WGS, RNA-seq scRNA-seq, ChIP-seq, etc.).
  • Fluent in R, Python and Bash (GNU/Linux) scripting. Other programming languages will also be positively valued.
  • Experience in version control programming (e.g. Git) and hosting (e.g. GitHub).
  • Experience in high-performance computing environments (e.g. Slurm).
  • Experience in container systems (e.g. Docker or Singularity) is a plus.
  • Experience in Nextflow or similar workflow managers is a plus.
  • Experience with Amazon AWS or similar cloud providers is a plus.
  • Statistical modelling, machine learning and deep-learning knowledge is a plus.

Additional information:

The candidate is expected to have good English communication skills, both oral and written.
Salary conditions according to experience and profile.


Applicants should send a full Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter to  Please also attach a letter of recommendation to your application.

  • Reference: Ref. 37-2021
  • Application deadline: 31/10/2021

About VHIO:

Under the leadership of Josep Tabernero, the Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO), has established itself as a comprehensive cancer center of proven excellence internationally. It is also thanks to VHIO’s optimal organizational structure based on a purely multidisciplinary and translational model that VHIO talents continue to anticipate and tackle the many unresolved questions in combatting this multifaceted and heterogeneous disease.

Located within the Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus, our researchers closely collaborate and interact with Vall d’Hebron physician-scientists. Translational science and clinical research are therefore tightly connected which promotes superb interaction and teamwork which, in turn, accelerates the bench-bedside-bed cycle of knowledge. This privileged environment affords VHIO direct access to patients as well as the entire spectrum of oncology professionals who care for them, and a second-to-none appreciation of how cancer science can translate into more powerful, targeted treatments and better practice for the care of patients.

VHIO’s pioneering model and programs, coupled with its belief in combining strengths through cross-border collaborations, continue to spur advances in reversing cancer resistance, halting metastatic spread, and more effectively treating even the most undruggable tumor types.

VHIO’s translation toward precision oncology:

Vall d’Hebron Institute Oncology (VHIO) endorses the Requirements and Principles of the European Charter for Researchers, the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers promoted by the European Commission and follows Equal Opportunities policies.

On 10th April 2018 VHIO was awarded the “HR Excellence in Research” logo. Our Institute was consequently granted permission to use the HR Excellence in Research Award logo as demonstration of its stimulating and favourable work environment in line with the Charter & Code.


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