Postdoctoral Researcher for the Oncology Data Analytics Program (ODAP)
Barcelona, ES
hace 2 días

IDIBELL is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher for the Oncology Data Analytics Program (ODAP)

Our institute

IDIBELL is a research center that integrates the biomedical research of the Bellvitge University Hospital (HUB), the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), and the University of Barcelona in the Bellvitge Campus (UB), and the Viladecans Hospital (HV).

The research focuses of IDIBELL are cancer, neuroscience, translational medicine and regenerative medicine. Research, innovation and society are the pivots on which researchers work every day in order to improve the quality of life of citizens.

IDIBELL is located in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, south of Barcelona. It is a member of the Campus of International Excellence of the University of Barcelona (HUBc) and Research Centers of Catalonia (CERCA).

In 2009, it became one of the first five Spanish research centers accredited as a health research institute by the Health Institute Carlos III.

In 2015, the European Commission recognized IDIBELL with the award, which identifies IDIBELL as a provider and supporter of a stimulating research work environment.

About the Program

The Oncology Data Analytics Program (ODAP) was formed in 2019 answering the needs of the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) and IDIBELL for a unique program covering the genomic cancer research, bioinformatics knowledge and resources to support the institute in oncological data handling, analysis and research.

By applying state-of-the-art bioinformatic tools and analysis, the program reaches their main obejectives in cancer prevention and early detection of cancer.

The program is divided in three subunits : Bioinformatics for Precision Oncology (B4PO), Oncology Outcomes and Biomarkers and Susceptibility Unit (UBS).

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About the role

We are seeking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Scientist with a PhD in Biomedical Sciences in the microbiome field. The successful applicant will work under a new project funded by La Marató TV3 and in collaboration with Fundació Privada Institut d’Investigació Oncològica VHIO.

The overall aim of the project is to investigate COVID-19 risks according to microbiota composition in a cancer patient population.

The project will analyze microbiota composition in cancer patients tested positive for COVID-19 by 16S tRNA gene sequencing of stool and saliva samples and compare with a non-COVID-19 cancer control population to identify SARS-CoV-2-specific traits.

Finally, the project will develop a predictive risk model of SARS-CoV-2 severity which integrates microbiome data with tumor subtype and patient’s demographic.

Job requirements

Professional experience

  • Acredited professional experience in the analysis of microbiome data (NGS, 16S, library preparation and functional studies)
  • Education and training

  • PhD in Biomedical Science discipline related to the study of the microbiome (ie. Computational analysis, laboratory analysis, etc)
  • Technical skills

  • Programming languages for data science (R, python)
  • Linux environment, HPC
  • Analysis of NGS data and specific software for microbiome analyses
  • Experience in the lab analyzing microbiome (not required)
  • Languages

  • Good command of the English language
  • We will value, but not required

  • Knowledge and experience in cancer research
  • Knowledge of Spanish and / or Catalan will be valued
  • Working conditions

  • Nº of positions : 1
  • Start date : 04 / 10 / 2021
  • Contract duration : 2 years
  • Estimated annual gross salary : salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay ranges
  • We provide a highly stimulating working environment with state-of-the-art infrastructures, and unique professional development opportunities.

    IDIBELL is committed to the principles of the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers of the European Commission and the implementation of open, transparent and merit-based recruitment (OTM-R) practices.

    We offer and promote diverse and inclusive working conditions and applicants are made free from any discrimination based on age, national original, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

    We are committed to reconciliation of work and family life such as employees can benefit from flexible working hours.

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