Oferta de trabajo: Bioinformatician


The Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) is a cutting-edge institute addressing global public health challenges through research, translation into policy and education. ISGlobal has a broad portfolio in communicable and non-communicable diseases including environmental and climate determinants, and applies a multidisciplinary scientific approach ranging from the molecular to the population level. Research is organized in the following main areas, Malaria and other Infectious Diseases, Maternal, Child and reproductive Health, Urban Health and Child and environmental health, Climate & Non-Communicable Diseases.  ISGlobal is accredited with the Severo Ochoa distinction, a seal of excellence of the Spanish Science Ministry.


Barcelona - Campus Clínic

What We Are Looking for

ISGlobal is seeking a bioinformatician in order to develop complex research databases to compile vast amount of data from activivies such as immunohistochemical and histological evaluation of samples, whole exome sequencing in cancer and infectious diseases, gene expression profiling and protein expression.

Main duties

The bioinformatician’s main tasks are to assist with creation and fusion of different databases, as well as to create data algorithms and use specialized computer software to identify and classify different variables such as somatic mutations,  copy number alterations, mutational signatures as well as protein sequences and patterns of immunohistochemical expression. The desired skills include the ability to analyze and visualize Mutation Annotation Format (MAF) files from large scale sequencing studies. The professional will consult with other researchers to complete, create and analyze complex data sets. Bioinformatician will be in constant communication with other scientists and laboratory technicians, and will maintain laboratory documents and keep current with relevant scientific or medical journals. They may assist with activities such as writing grant research proposals.

Training and experience /Qualifications

  • Higher education and experience in developing and analyzing complex databases. 

Specific Requirements

  • Data management.
  • Knowledge of specific programs: R software (package MAF tools), SPSS, Word, Excel, Power Point.

Key Responsibilities

  • Review of the genomic sequencing data. 
  • Design, fusion and management of complex study databases.
  • Biostatistical analysis of datasets using R software (MAF tools).
  • Assistance in writing methodological section in grant proposals.

Auxiliar task

This job description reflects the present requirements of the post but may evolve at any time in the future as duties and responsibilities change and/or develop providing there is appropriate consultation with the post-holder. 

This job description is not a definitive or exhaustive list of responsibilities but identifies the key responsibilities and tasks of the post holder. The specific objectives of the post holder will be subject to review as part of the individual professional assessment  process .


  • A dedicated worker that is interested in Medical/Biological science.
  • Have experience in biostatistics, particularly MAF tools of R software.
  • Team player.  
  • Good communication skills to patients and work colleagues. 

The post holder will adhere to ISGlobal principles contained in People management policy, including Equity, diversity and health safety. The post holder will respect, and accountable to ensure ISGlobal policies and procedures.

Language level

  • Catalan
  • Spanish
  • English


  • Duration: 3 months
  • Starting date: 20/06/2022
  • Contract: (part or full time) part time
  • Salary Range: Compensation for this position will be based on the applicant’s experience and qualifications. Based on the internal scales.
During the crisis caused by COVID19, standard working conditions will be adapted to sanitary requirements. 

How to apply

Applicants must fill in the request form and include the following code reference position: Bioinformatician_MiBio_Jun22, attach the CV and a Cover Letter. Each attached document must be named with the candidate name and surname. 

The receipt of applications will be open until 17/06/2022

Applications will be accepted until 17.00 CET of the closing date.

Only the applications submitted through the request form will be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The interviews could be placed during the reception candidatures period.

In ISGlobal we are committed to maintaining and developing a work environment in which the values and principles of our organization are respected and equal opportunities between women and men be promoted in each of the areas in which we operate, not tolerating discrimination based on criteria such as age, gender, marital status, race, ethnicity, functional diversity, political leanings, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.