Research Officer - Bioinformatician (ref. CF/17/04)

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 a reference and should be sent by e-mail to:   Reference: CF/17/04

  • Deadline for applications: 15/01/2018

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 after the interview.  
Open Positions
Monday, January 15, 2018
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IRB Barcelona seeks a Research Officer-Bioinformatician specialized in proteomics for the Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Core Facility.

  • Development and implementation of data analysis workflows and dedicated softwares for specialized proteomics and mass spectrometry applications.
  • Statistical and high-throughput proteomic data analysis both by bottom-up and top-down proteomics. Improvement of existing workflows for quantitative data analysis. Use and tune de novo sequencing engines. Functional analysis of proteomic data, functional classification and pathway analysis.
  • Development and implementation of software for structural proteomics: crosslinking applications, ion mobility collisional cross section calculations, molecular modeling, HDX, affinity applications.
  • Collaborate with the storage of big data, and with the maintenance of software for facility management
  • Work very closely with the Senior Research Officer at the facility as well as with the Biostatistics Unit.
  • Train the members of the MS and Proteomics Facility in the use of dedicated software and data analysis workflows.

Must Have – Required

  • Experience: Experience in the analyses of proteomics and mass spectrometry data and in the use of specialized proteomics software (MaxQuant, Sequest, Skyline, Progenesis, Crosslinking software, MassLynx, HDX search engines)
  • Knowledge: A Master’s degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Chemistry/Physics or a related discipline. Solid knowledge of statistics and R programming language
  • Skills: Strong programming/scripting skills


  • Experience: Experience in computational chemistry/physics, molecular dynamics simulations, gas phase calculations would be a plus
  • Knowledge: Knowledge of other programming languages such as C, Java, Perl or Python, SAS and Matlab
  • Skills: Willingness to work for users and to develop software for the facility on demand. Flexibility.
  • 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 leaves and injuries at work. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • International Environment: The opportunity to join a prestigious international research institution and become a member of an established research group.
  • Continuous training in a high-quality environment.