Lab. Technician (Bioinformatics) in Quantitative Stem Cell Biology (ref. LAB/21/16)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 Sep 2021

IRB Barcelona is seeking an entry-level Bioinformatician to join the newly established Quantitative Stem Cell Dynamics lab. The lab focuses on developing cutting edge biotechnology to study stem cells in regeneration, aging and cancer.

We are currently launching multiple exciting projects involving lineage tracing and CRISPR-based perturbation of blood and immune cells, and we use single-cell sequencing technologies as our most important readout.

In brief, the position involves preparing and submitting samples for single-cell sequencing, managing storage and upload of sequencing data, writing and curating computer scripts, performing bioinformatics and statistical data analysis, and cooperating with various other researchers in project design, project execution, and production of figures and manuscripts.

The perfect candidate will have a dynamic and flexible personality, capacity to collaborate with multiple other researchers in the group (a good knowledge of English is absolutely required), and ability to multitask across various projects and duties.


  • Writing, updating and maintaining lab scripts
  • Managing and storing lab sequencing data
  • Running single-cell and bulk-level sequencing data analysis
  • Creating figures and helping in preparation of manuscripts
  • Participate in lab meetings and group activities


Must Have – Required

  • Motivation to work in an international environment within a cutting-edge research project
  • Knowledge: Computational biology, Programming, Biostatistics.
  • Skills: Bash scripting, R/Python programming, Data management, Statistical analysis.
  • Experience: Single-cell sequence data analysis, bulk DNA/RNA sequence analysis
  • Languages: Fluency in English (at least scientific, programming level) is essential


  • Knowledge: Stem-cell biology, Immunology, Developmental biology, Mathematical modelling.
  • Experience: International experience in computational biology groups.
  • Skills: Manuscript figure preparation, manuscript writing, Java and Web-tools.
  • Languages: Full fluency in English would be optimal.


  • Working conditions: Employed in compliance with Spanish legislation and regulations under a full-time contract. Employees receive the benefits of the Spanish Social Security system covering sickness, maternity/paternity leave and injuries at work.
  • Estimated annual gross salary: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • International Environment: The opportunity to join a prestigious, diverse and inclusive international research institution and to become a member of the Quantitative Stem Cell Dynamics Lab.


Applications for the above opening should include Full CV and Motivation Letter and should apply on , Reference: LAB/21/16

  • Deadline for applications: 30/09/2021

If no suitable candidate is found, the deadline will be extended.

  • Number of positions available: 1
  • Pre-selection: Will be based on CV, motivation letter, experience.
  • Interviews: Short-listed candidates will be interviewed.
  • Job Offer: Will be sent to the successful candidate after the interview.

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