Ref. 54-2022 Data Curator/Data Scientist – Radiomics Group

The Vall d´Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO) Seeks a “Data Curator/Data Scientist


Reference: Ref. 53-2022

Application deadline: 07/11/2022

Number of vacancies: 1


Job description:

The Vall d´Hebron Institute of Oncology´s (VHIO) Oncology Data Science (ODysSey) Group, led by Rodrigo Dienstmann (MD), is currently seeking to appoint a data curator to work within the Radiomics Group, headed by Raquel Perez-Lopez (MD, PhD).

This post is a great opportunity to be involved in a broad range of cutting-edge computer science research within the translational research environment of the Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO), Barcelona (Spain). VHIO is a leading comprehensive cancer centre dedicated to translational cancer research and one of the world-leading drug-development centers for cancer care. The Radiomics Group at VHIO aims to integrate radiology, engineering and bioinformatics expertise for the development of quantitative imaging biomarkers for precision medicine to improve outcomes for cancer patients.


We seek:

An organized and motivated, team-oriented individual with interest in cancer research. The candidate is expected to be able to communicate in English, even if it is not his/her first language.

The main responsibilities and tasks will be:

  1. Design and maintenance of databases including clinical information, medical imaging and digital pathology for different tumor types and associated to different projects.
  2. Collection of clinical and imaging data from electronic patient records into different databases.
  3. Support in the design and implementation of visualization tools for interrogating the databases.
  4. Support for maintaining existing databases in the Oncology Data Science Group, including clinical/preclinical model registries that have linked imaging data/results.
  5. Support in projects aiming to integrate multi-omics data (imaging, digital pathology, genomics,….) towards a comprehensive tumor characterization.



  • Bachelor’s degree in sciences
  • English proficiency
  • Prior experience with clinical data registries



  • Prior experience in population sciences and/or data science studies
  • Prior experience with REDCap or similar databases
  • Prior knowledge of oncology/cancer ontology will be positively considered
  • Prior education in biostatistics will be positively considered
  • Fluent in R or Python language for programming will be positively considered



  • Full-time/Part-time position: 40h/week.
  • Starting date: immediate.
  • Remuneration will depend on experience and skills. Salary ranges are consistent with our Collective Agreement pay scale.
  • Contract: temporary/permanent linked to project.


What can we offer?

  • Incorporation to Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO).
  • A scientific environment of excellence, highly dynamic, where high-end biomedical projects are continuously developed.
  • Continuous learning and a wide range of responsibilities within a stimulating work environment.
  • Personal training opportunities.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • 23 days of holidays + 5 personal days.
  • Flexible Remuneration Program (including dining checks, health insurance, transportation and more).


Selection Process:

The process will consist of eligibility check an evaluation of merits of all CVs received. The best

positioned candidates may be called for a personal interview in order to evaluate more precisely the skills of the candidate.

Review of applications will commence immediately and the deadline is the 7th of November. The interviews of the selected candidates will be performed last week of November.


How to Apply:

Applicants should send their CV to Raquel Perez stating clearly in the subject of the email the reference Data Curator Position.


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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