Postdoctoral Position at the Computational Biology Group

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IMDEA Food Institute


The  IMDEA  Food  Institute  (Madrid  Institute for  Advanced  Studies in  Food)  is a  research institution created by the  Madrid  Regional  Government in coordination with universities,  research centres of  Madrid,  and enterprises.  Constituted as a  non-profit organization within the framework of the IV Regional Plan for Scientific Research and Technological Innovation (IV PRICIT), it is conceived - structurally and legally - with the aim of bringing research into society.

IMDEA  Food  Institute is committed to excellence in research and to foster technology transfer to the industrial sector in a  truly international environment.  More  information  about  the research and scope of the activities of IMDEA Food Institute can be found at the institute webpage

Within this context, the IMDEA Food Foundation launches this Call for the recruitment of one researcher who wants to develop their research career at IMDEA Food in Food and Health Area, covering the following position:

The Computational  Biology  Group within the IMDEA-Food  Institute is seeking a highly motivated scientist with expertise in  Text  Mining and  Natural  Language  Processing  (NLP). The candidate will be involved in the European project “Food Nutrition Security Cloud (FNS-Cloud)”, a large European consortium with 36 partners. The candidate will work in the tasks led by the group to design and create Text Mining and Natural Language tools for food-drug interactions.  In  addition,  the candidate will have the opportunity to develop research lines in text mining in the food field related with health.

The  Computational  Biology  Group is a  multidisciplinary community of bioinformaticians,  biostatisticians,  molecular biologists and microbiologists focused on the study of nutritional behaviours on health and complex diseases,  such as the complexity in the relationships between food,  genes and disease to establish precision personalized nutrition strategies based on individual molecular background.  The group leader provides focused and tailored mentoring to ensure that group members reach their desired career goals.

1. Position Description.

- Ref. PD2020/002. Bioinformatics Position in Text Mining and Natural Language Processing for “Food Nutrition Security Cloud (FNS-Cloud)” project, according to Annex 1.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Enrique Carrillo (

2. Eligibility criteria

Candidates  must  fulfill  at  the  moment  of  applying  the  requirements,  qualifications  and  experience according to Annex 1.

3. Evaluation and selection of candidates.

Candidates  will  be  selected  based  on  the  profiles  described  in  Annex  1  as  appropriately  outlined  in  their  CV  by  a  Selection  Committee  composed  by  scientist  staff  of  IMDEA  Food  Institute.  Ad-hoc experts could be participating in the process. The best-qualified applicants can be invited locally for an interview by the Selection Committee.

4. Application.

Interested candidates should submit their applications before 18 natural days (before 17:00 p.m. local time) counted from the day after the publication of this resolution on the website of the Foundation.

They  must send by e-mail  to,  with  the  Reference  of  the  position (Ref. PD2020/002), the following documents before the deadline:

  1. Curriculum Vitae (including a cover letter).
  2. Cover  letter  explaining  clearly  why  the  candidate  profile  match  the  education  and  experience  requirements  related  with  Text  Mining  and  Natural  Language  Processing
  3. At least one reference letter from prior laboratory group leaders or people relevant in her/his career are also requested.

Please  be aware of the following: Only applications sent by e-mail to  and with all requested documentation will be taken into account in the process. Otherwise, the candidatures will not be able of being evaluated and will be rejected.

You will not be able to submit an application after the deadline.

The results of the selection process will be published in the  IMDEA Food Institute’s web page and the selected candidate will be notified by e-mail.

The selected candidate will receive a  contractual offer and - if he/she agrees with it  - must accept it within five (5) days after notification.

5. Data Protection Policy.

Pursuant  to  the  provisions  of  Regulation  (EU)  2016/679  of  the  European  Parliament  and  of  the  Council,  of  27  April  2016  on  the  protection  of  natural  persons  with  regard  to  the  processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC  (General  Data  Protection  Regulation),  we  inform  you  that  the  personal  data  contained  in  the  CV  you  sent  us  will  be  recorded  in  a  file  for  which  the  IMDEA  FOOD  FOUNDATION   with   registered   office   at   Ctra.   de   Cantoblanco,   no   8   28049   Madrid   (Spain),with  the  sole  purpose  of  rights  of  access,  rectification,  cancellation  and  objection  to  their personal data by contacting the IMDEA FOOD FOUNDATION at the above address or by sending us an e-mail to 6. Financing. This contract will be financing by Grant Agreement number 863059 — FNS-Cloud.

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