Due to the requirements of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Program applicants should not hold PhD degree and, at the time of enrolment in the PhD program in Granada (Spain), should have less than 4 years of research experience (counted as time of employment in research since receiving a degree allowing enrolment in the PhD program). Additionally, at the time of recruitment, applicants must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years before his/her recruitment for the PhD project.
Apart from general skills and attitudes for doing high level research and working in a friendly and encouraging environment, special skills for the specific project that will be valuated are:
The applicant is also expected to have an intermediate/strong experience with programming languages such as Java, (other languages like Scala, Python, C++... are also valuated)
Basic knowledge and experience on Linux/Unix
Almost all bioinformatics software and pipelines are used in this operating system.
The applicant should already have experience developing software, ideally a few years
The applicant is expected to have at least some experience on data visualization or capabilities to fast learning it
Every piece of software developed at Era7 Bioinformatics is done with the help of Github platform so any prior experience with it would be an advantage
Having some sort of biology background would also be a bonus. Being eager to learn and understand the biological part related to the specific visualizations, data analysis workflows and Cloud Computing use created is much more important
Most of the visualizations created will be based on this technology so any previous knowledge of the library would be a bonus
English (C1/C2 level).
The working language at Era7 Bioinformatics research group is English
Eagerness to learn technology.
This aspect is crucial for the position. The applicant should be willing and enthusiast to learn cutting-edge technologies during the project.
Application should include:
- Your letter of motivation
- CV including your e-mail address and other contact data as well as contact details of 1-3 referees who already know you as a student or employee
- Examples of software developed, if any
- List of publications including submitted or in press papers, if any
- Transcript of BSc or MSc diploma or equivalent.
The deadline for applications is April 15, 2015. We will assess all applicants within 1-2 weeks after the deadline and conduct telephone or Skype interviews with shortlisted candidates immediately after the assessment.
Successful candidate will be offered PhD positions and instructed about further enrolment formalities. We expect the student to be enrolled in the PhD program and moved to Spain by early-late summer 2015 at the latest. English is the official work language at the Era7 Bioinformatics research group.