Bioinformatician at the Bioinformatics Unit

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Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO)


The Bioinformatics Unit within the Structural Biology programme of the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) is seeking to recruit a highly motivated and talented bioinformatician. The selected candidate will work in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of biological/clinical data, with a focus on high-throughput sequencing data. He or She will design data analysis strategies and develop and use computational tools for the exploration of large cancer data sets.

Evaluation criteria

  • MSc level in Bioinformatics.
  • Practical experience in developing bioinformatics tools for analyzing cancer genomics data.
  • Strong background and experience with GNU/Linux cluster environments and using scripting and programming languages such as Java, Python or Shell script as well as proficiency with bioinformatics toolkits such as Bioconductor (within the R statistical programming environment).
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English required.
  • Ability to perform collaborative research in a highly multi-disciplinary environment (molecular biologists, medical doctors, computer scientists, and technical staff).

The CNIO Offers

  • The opportunity to be part of one of the few European Cancer Research Centres of excellence.
  • An excellent working, multidisciplinary environment.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Contract linked to a project.


Applicants should send their applications by e-mail to, clearly quoting the Reference: TSBIOINF21 in the subject line of the e-mail. Applications and resumes without a reference will not be considered.

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