“Position: Bionformatics Analyst in NGS data for doing a Industrial PhD”.

We are seeking a Bioinformatician Analysts to undergo an Industrial PhD Program (Generalitat de Catalunya).


Research Description

The Genetic Clinical Unit DIRON (Diagnostics in Iron Metabolism) led by Dr. Mayka Sanchez located in the IJC Can Ruti Campus (Badalona, Barcelona) is a young, dynamic and growing genetic diagnostic unit providing genetics diagnostics to national and international Hospitals in iron metabolism and other blood diseases. http://www.carrerasresearch.org/es/Iron_Metabolism:_Regulation_and_Diseases. In collaboration with Whole Genix, we are developing and validating a targeted NGS panel with 54 genes covering 14 diseases and 3 additional panels are under development.


Whole Genix, is a bioinformatician company that use next-generation sequencing platforms and applies advanced bio-computing techniques to generate and analyse genetic data, providing the utmost commitment and confidentiality to our customers.


We are seeking a Bioinformatician Analysts to undergo an Industrial PhD Program (from Generalitat de Catalunya, http://doctoratsindustrials.gencat.cat/en/pages/home) help with the NGS/Exome data analysis, development of pipelines for improving analysis of variants of unknown significance and development of our own accurate database of mutations and support with LIMS program PROGENY.


Main Responsibilities

Ø  NGS data analysis and development of specific pipelines

Ø  Development of pipelines and tools for improving analysis of variants of unknown significance

Ø  Development of our own database of mutations, based on our expertise knowledge in the field

Ø  Support with LIMS program PROGENY

Ø  Analysis of whole exome data WES in selected cases


Ø  Master in Bioinformatics or equivalent

Ø  Academic marks above 6,5 over 10

Ø  Understanding of basic concepts genetics and next generation sequencing (preferable MiSeq platform)

Ø  Desirable  good programming/scripting skills

Ø   High motivation for translational research

Ø   Ability to think independently and also work in collaboration with others

Ø  Fluency in written and oral English

Ø  Experience analysing targeted NGS panels and whole-genome or exome data is a plus

Ø  Experience creating databases or knowledge of LIMS-Progeny is a plus

What we offer

Ø  3-year contract within a Industrial PhD  Programme (approx 21.600 euros brutos/year)

Ø  Excellent work environment and computing resources

Ø  Opportunities for attendance at local and prestigious international meetings and Courses (e.g. EMBL and EMBO Courses)

For more information

For more information see webpage http://www.carrerasresearch.org/es/unidad-de-diagn%C3%B3stico-en-enfermedades-del-metabolismo-del-hierro-d-iron-_35293 and http://www.carrerasresearch.org/es/Iron_Metabolism:_Regulation_and_Diseases


Deadline for applications

Please send applications by June 10.

How to apply

Interested applicants should send their CV, cover letter and references to


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