Ref. 57-2022 Bioinformatician (Process Closed)

The Vall d´Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO) Seeks a “Bioinformatician


Reference: Ref. 57-2022

 Application deadline: until the position is filled

 Number of vacancies: 1

Job description:

The Thoracic translational genomics unit is seeking for a computational biologist to work in different projects related to thoracic malignancies. Our unit, by applying high-throughput technologies on patient-derived samples (tumor tissue and liquid biopsy) and integrating these with clinical information, focus on the understanding of response to novel therapeutics and the progression of thoracic malignancies. We are a multidisciplinary group: molecular biologists, a bioinformatician, a research nurse and medical oncologists.


  • Degree in bioinformatics or postgraduate studies in bioinformatics, computational biology or similar.
  • Experience processing and analyzing omics data.
  • Fluent in Python and/or R.
  • Good organization skills.
  • A proactive researcher and a team player.

Additional skills:

  • Statistical modelling and machine learning will be considered a plus.

Additional information:

In principle, this is a 5-year position, although the contract will be renewed based on positive annual appraisals.

Salary to be discussed according to previous experience and to VHIO pay scales.

The salary will be fully covered by different projects, although the candidate is expected to apply to personal fellowships. This can lead to an increase of salary.

Ideal starting date by the end of 2022 or early 2023, although other dates may be also considered.

For recent and relevant publications, you may check: DOI: 10.1136/jitc-2021-004197, 10.1002/1878-0261.12891.

The vacancy will be available until the position is filled.


Applicants should send a full Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter to  including the reference “Ref.57-2022” in the subject line of your email. Please also attach a minimum of one letter of recommendation or a minimum of one (ideally two or more) referee (s) contact to your application.

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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