24/05/2017
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Cloud computing in bioinformatics - MSCA-IF-2017

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  • OFFER DEADLINE
    26/06/2017 09:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • LOCATION
    Spain, Paterna (Valencia)
  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Biotech Vana SL
  • DEPARTMENT
    Bioinformatics and computational biology

Biotechvana seeks for a candidate to apply for the Marie S.-Curie Individual Fellowships (H2020-MSCA-IF-2017) call in the Society and Enterprise Panel [MSCA-IF-EF-SE], whose objective is to facilitate career moves between the academic and non-academic sectors and to open attractive career opportunities for researchers outside academia (funding range ca. 36% for the last call). We offer excellent expertise and facilities to develop the research project (see below), as well as outstanding proposal writing and project management abilities to prepare a competitive project proposal.

SUMMARY OF THE RESEARCH PROJECT - The developement of bioinformatic tools able to manage and mine the biologically meaningful information of multiple omics (genomics, proteomics, etc.) is an emerging field. In this regard, our company is developing a bioinformatic platform for cloud computing [i] that is composed of a server-side infrastructure that includes databases and pipelines plus a suite of desktop applications programmed in java. Our project is in continuous progress and we seek for an investigator interested in participating in a research project to further develop this bioinformatic platform. Ref.- [i] Futami R, (and 7 other coauthors) and Llorens C. 2011. GPRO: The professional tool for annotation, management and functional analysis of omic sequences and databases. Biotechvana Bioinformatics: 2011-SOFT3

 

Requirements - The ones settled by the MSCA-IF-EF-SE call:

  1. At the date of the call deadline (14-Sep-2017) the applicant will be in possession of a doctoral degree or has at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience. This full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree entitling him/her to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited, even if a doctorate was never started or envisaged.

  2. The applicant must not have resided or carried out the main activity in Spain for more than 36 months in the 5 years immediately before the call deadline.

Ideal candidates - Researchers that comply with the requirements and that are full-stack software engineers with a PhD in bioinformatics and professional experience in developing and deploying desktop and server-side applications for the life sciences. Expertise in Java, machine learning algorithms, and formal grammars is highly recommendable. The candidate must be highly motivated, be an independent andcritical thinker while working as part of a team, and possess excellent communication and data presentation skills.

 

Documents to be submitted for the EOIs - CV and cover letter.