Ref. 11-2023 Computational Biologist (Cancer Immunogenomics) (Process Closed)

The Vall d´Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO) Seeks a “Computational Biologist (Cancer Immunogenomics)


Reference: Ref. 11-2023 

Application deadline: Until position is filled 

Number of vacancies: 1


Job description:

The Computational Immunogenomics group led by Francisco Martínez-Jiménez is seeking a computational biologist to work on different cancer genomics and immunogenomics projects with a strong translational research focus.

The candidate will work with one the largest resources of whole genome sequenced tumor genomes and transcriptomes (currently >6,000 patients,  ) and will closely collaborate with the Hartwig Medical Foundation team in Amsterdam ( and in  Australia (

Research projects may involve, but not limited to:

  • Detection of clinical biomarkers for non-responders to cancer therapies.
  • Novel biological insights based on newly developed WGS/transcriptomics/proteomics/ctDNA functionalities.
  • Implementation of molecular and actionable vignettes per tumor type.
  • Further development and validation of the Hartwig Medical Foundation immunogenomics framework.

We are expecting that the candidate will actively lead research projects in the group, provide technical assistance to other team members, collaborate with other researchers/clinicians from other groups and present and publish his/her results in scientific conferences and journals.



  • PhD level experience (>=4 years) in Computational Oncology, Cancer Data Mining, Bioinformatics, or related fields.
  • Strong background experience processing and analyzing cancer genomics data (WGS/WES).
  • Fluent in Python and in Bash scripting.
  • Strong statistical modeling knowledge.
  • Team player.
  • Excellent English communication skills, both oral and written.


Additional skills:

  •  Experience with Google Cloud Platform.
  • Experience with Nextflow and/or Snakemake pipelines.
  • Experience in version control programming (e.g. Git) and hosting (e.g. GitHub).
  • Cancer immunology knowledge will be considered a plus.
  • Experience with Java will be considered a plus.


Additional information:

Salary to be discussed according to previous experience.

Target starting date, as soon as possible.

For recent and relevant publications, you may check:

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. 11-2023” in the subject line of your email. Please also attach a minimum of two 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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