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Call for Computational Scientist

  1. Date: 24.4.2018
  2. Location: Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Lisbon, Portugal
  3. Employer: Champalimaud Foundation
  4. Job type: Full Time
  5. Position: Translational Research
  6. Application start: 24.4.2018            

    We are searching for a highly motivated computational scientist for analysis of ‘high content’ data sets from biological samples.

    The successful applicant is expected to be pivotal co-worker in analysis of high-throughput biological data (from Next Gen Sequencing, Whole proteome arrays) and in development of new methods for analysis and modelling of data from different biological sources. The work will be in direct connection with the clinics and the results will be strategic for the decision-making of physicians and researchers. The development / research aspect would be modelling and pattern analysis of different ‘data warehouses’ e.g. including imaging, DNA, RNA sequencing, cellular phenotypic and function profiling in order to identify biologically and clinically relevant marker landscapes.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    ~ Analysis of whole DNA exome sequencing and RNA seq data from patients with malignant diseases
    ~ Analysis of big data from different sources (peptide microarrays, flow cytometry, imaging)
    ~ Data mining of results in connection with biologists and physician researchers

    Qualifications & Skills

    ~ Degree in Bioinformatics or equivalent knowledge.
    ~ Good knowledge of Python and R, ability to code bioinformatic scripts and to work in cloud infrastructures.
    ~ Understanding of biology and genetics.
    ~ High level of autonomy and good ability in problem-solving.
    ~ Team spirit and willing to collaborate with bioinformaticians, and physicians
    ~ Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) in English.

    About Us
    Research is at the heart of the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, a modern research and clinical facility situated on the waterfront in Lisbon, Portugal. Champalimaud Research comprises a team of over 250 scientists from around the world with foci in neuroscience and cancer research. English is the official language of the Centre. Lisbon’s sunny Atlantic Mediterranean climate, vibrant culture and high quality of life make this a great place to live and work.

    How to apply
    To apply, please send a letter of motivation, a 2-page CV and the names and contact information of 2 references to markus.maeurer@fundacaochampalimaud.pt with “Clinical Postdoc [your last name]” in the subject line.
    Position will remain open until filled.

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