Bioinformatician (auxiliary personnel)

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    Institute of Biochemistry of the Romanian Academy
    Biological sciencesBiology
    Computer scienceInformatics
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    21/04/2019 16:00 - Europe/Athens
    Romania › Bucharest
    40 hours per week


We are looking to hire four junior bioinformaticians as auxiliary personnel. The posts are funded by a EU POC-A1-A1.1.4-E- 2015 Competitiveness Operational Programme 2014-2020 award, for the development of a „Multi-omics prediction system for prioritization of gerontological interventions” (GERONTOMICS). The duration of the posts is up to 18 months (until August 2020). The selected candidates will work full-time in the project.

GERONTOMICS aims to use a systems biology approach to combine data from different “omics” levels (e.g.: genomic, transcriptomic, epigenomic, etc) and from various models of ageing in order to create a large-scale data-driven analysis and prediction platform for experimental interventions in gerontology.

The project involves both computational aspects (data aggregation and processing, multidimensional data analysis, network-based methods, systems theory approaches, etc) as well as wet-lab experiments (some of the predicted interventions will be tested in vivo), with a highly multi-disciplinary team.

Candidates should be highly motivated, with relevant expertise in: Biology, Bioinformatics or Computer science (or similarly relevant fields), and excellent command of the English language. Strong competencies/knowledge in bioinformatics or ageing research are considered an advantage but are not mandatory.

The bioinformaticians will be involved in various bioinformatics analyses (large-scale data analysis, functional analysis, network biology), data mining and automation of data acqusition, with applications in the field of ageing research.  

As a bioinformatician the candidate’s responsibility will include depending on specific project needs any of the following:

  • Designing (under the guidance of the rest of the team) data analysis experiments
  • Carrying out specific bioinformatics analyses,
  • Integrating and interpreting results,
  • Collecting, curating data from public resources; automating data acuisition in the lab
  • Carrying out ageing research specific analyses,
  • Publishing and presenting results to the group, at scientific meetings and in scientific papers

While not the main focus of the post, being in an interdisciplinary team will also offer the successful candidates opportunities to train complementary skills to their existing ones (e.g. gerontology, theoretical and experimental biology, bioinformatics, computer science, statistics and systems biology).

Although the posts are for auxilliary support, the succesful candidates might be required to present their work to the rest of the group and occasionally even to attend and present at national and international meetings. Depending on the existing skill set and the candidate’s career goals, attendance to various training courses could also be available.

More Information


International team, multi-disciplinary academic environment

Eligibility criteria

  • No restrictions; BSc, MSc and PhD students are equally welcome to apply

Selection process

Job first posted on: 21.03.2019

Additional comments

More information can be found at: http://www.aging-research.group/careers/

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Offer Requirements

    ENGLISH: Good


  • Introductory experience as bioinformatician
  • Knowledge in Biology, Bioinformatics or Computer science (or similarly relevant fields)
  • Being able/open to work in a multi-disciplinary team and in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to communicate (oral/written/presentations) and work well in a team


Specific Requirements

For eligibility, the job application must include the following documents (additional documents will be required when signing the contract):

  • Request for job application (can be downloaded from website)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of diploma for highest academic grade achieved (BSc diploma or Highschool diploma if BSc not available)
  • Letter of intent

It should be noted, that upon succesful selection, the candidate might be required to provide additional documents (eg: copy of official ID, all academic diplomas, criminal records, etc) or autorized translations of these (if the official document language is not Romanian).

Job applications should be sent before 16:00, 21.04.2019, by e-mail at robi.tacutu@gmail.com or directly at the Institute of Biochemistry of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Splaiul Independentei, nr 296, sector 6, room 307 (Human resources), for the attention of Dr. Robi Tacutu.

We estimate that job interviews will take place in the week 22 - 26.04.2019, at the Institute’s location (in special cases, skype interviews can also be arranged).

Work location(s)
4 position(s) available at
Institute of Biochemistry of the Romanian Academy
Splaiul Independentei 296, Sector 6

EURAXESS offer ID: 392475


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