Informatics/Bioinformatics Job Position in the Comparative Genomics Unit

Post description
A technician position is now available for a programmer, biologist or bioinformatics to serve as an integral part of the Comparative Genomics Unit at Bioinformatics & Genomics Department at CIPF in Valencia, Spain.
Deadline 12th of February 2010

Our group focuses on the comparative analysis of complete genome sequences of mammals and Drosophila species using evolutionary and computational methods.
The position is for a an enthusiastic person interested to be included in a research programme for the analysis of adaptation at genomic level, the development of web based tools for molecular evolution, phylogenetics and adaptation and a national and international teaching programme.
Our group collaborates with different research lines developed in reproductive biology, developmental biology, theoretical biology, metagenomics and population genetics in different labs of Spain (Madrid, Barcelona, Vigo) and International labs at Buenos Aires University (Argentina) and Cambridge University (UK).
The duties of the position will include implementing and improving the computational speed of algorithms, building analysis pipelines, database construction and management, web-based tools and software development.
If you have any additional questions please contact Hernán Dopazo at 

Candidate requirements

Ideal candidates will have a computer science, or bioinformatcis background, proven programming skills in C/C++, Phyton, Java, and PERL, experience with relational databases (mysql or similar), basic knowledge of web programming, and experience working with publically available genomic data.
Professional training qualification in the Bioinformatics/Biology sector
Language: English or Spanish.
Computer literacy is essential

Employment conditions

The employment contract is directly linked to the following research project: “Selección natural en genomas completos de especies de mamíferos y drosophila. Una aproximación desde la Biología de Sistemas, con núm. de referencia BFU2009-13409-C02-01 (subprogram BMC), financiado por el MICINN y con cofinanciación del Plan-E”.
The contract will last the duration of the project, renewed on a yearly basis up until 31/12/2012. 
Salary according to the current Private Health Collective Agreement of Valencia
Start date: March 2010

Application procedure

Applications from interested parties can only be submitted by completing the online application form, which can be accessed through this link:
The period for the receipt of applications ends on 12th of February 2010
The candidate is responsible for the accuracy of the information on the application form, their C.V. and relevant documentation, and assumes the consequences of any false information, amongst which are the immediate exclusion from the selection process or termination of the contract.

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