IRB Barcelona is a self-standing, non-profit institution devoted to basic and applied biomedical research. It was set up in 2005 jointly by the Government of Catalonia and the University of Barcelona and is located at the Barcelona Science Park. The institute currently has more than 430 members (scientific, technical and administrative staff) from all over the world, who work across disciplines to advance research in the biomedical sciences.

How to apply: 

Applications for the above opening should include CV and motivation letter and should be sent by e-mail to: LAB/19/07


Deadline for applications: 10/09/2019

When the applicants do not fit the requirements, the deadline will be able to be extended.  


  • Number of positions available: 1


Selection process


  • Pre-selection: Will be based on CV, motivation letter, experience, management of research and innovation.


  • Interviews: Short-listed candidates will be interviewed.


Offered Position: Job Offer will be sent to the successful candidate 

Open Positions
Saturday, August 10, 2019
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IRB Barcelona seeks an enthusiastic programmer to join our bioinformatics team in the Molecular Modeling and Bioinformatics group (Structural Bioinformatics Program), under the framework of the Spanish National Bioinformatics Institute (INB) and two H2020 funded European projects: BioExcel and Human Brain Project.


We are looking for a candidate to work on big data projects related to Molecular Dynamics simulations, designing, developing and maintaining noSQL databases, associated APIs, and web-based graphical user interfaces to offer this data in a graphical and interactive way to the scientific community.

Our informatics team works building a bridge between researchers (biologists, chemists, physicists, mathematicians, etc.) and the computational science field, applying software best practices to the existing codes, making them more usable, reproducible and interoperable.


Must Have – Required

  • Bachelor degree or higher in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Biomedicine or similar.
  • Modern javascript development technologies: NodeJS, React
  • Fluent English and good teamwork skills.
  • Excellent Linux OS skills.
  • No previous experience in a similar position is required.

Knowledge of the following technologies is advisable

  • HTML5, CSS3, PHP
  • Scripting languages (Perl or Python)
  • noSQL databases (MongoDB or similar)
  • Statistical computing (R)



  • 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 leaves and injuries at work.
  • The unique opportunity to work within an international consortium that brings together the most prominent European researchers in the field of computational biology. 
  • The unique opportunity to work closely with a High Performance Computing (HPC) centre as the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC), with one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe (Marenostrum IV), and recently selected by EuroHPC to host one of the largest European supercomputers (Marenostrum V).
  • The possibility to work in multiple state-of-the-art platforms, such as Cloud infrastructures, Docker containers or HPC supercomputers.
  • The unique opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary group which is currently involved in several National and European projects related to computational biology.
  • Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.