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R1 PreDoctoral candidate for applying to UIC/AGAUR/MINECO PhD contracts. Topic Bioinformatics and Computational modelling in Genetics and RNA Biology in Iron Metabolism- Reference 2021-MS-JV-01. One position.

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R1 PreDoctoral candidate for applying to UIC/AGAUR/MINECO PhD contracts. Topic Bioinformatics and Computational modelling in Genetics and RNA Biology in Iron Metabolism- Reference 2021-MS-JV-01. One position.
Research Description
The Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC) is a private, non-profit university that aims to provide a service to society through the implementation of teaching and research activities aimed at professional training and scientific, cultural and human education of the students.
Currently, the university covers eight faculties in addition to the Doctoral School. The academic programs offered by UIC Barcelona include a total of 20 undergraduate programs and more than 80 official master's degrees and post-graduate courses.
Of its two campuses, the Sant Cugat campus houses the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Faculty of Dentistry. It is located within the premises of the General Hospital of Catalonia. Practical experience, particularly on this campus, forms the basis of successful learning. This campus also houses the University Institute of Patients, the Institute of Superior Studies of Bioethics and the Bioengineering Institute of Technology; what makes it as an ideal environment that promulgates the success in education and research.
The Biomedicine Laboratory in the Department of Basic Sciences, where the laboratory of Dr. Mayka Sanchez is located, has an area of approximately 340 m2 that holds the research groups of the Department of Basic Sciences of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. It is a fully equipped space for UIC Barcelona research groups to work on the different lines they develop. It counts with a microscopy room, tissue culture rooms, flow cytometer and equipment for PCR, qPCR and other molecular biology techniques.;
Dr. Jordi Villà, Group leader of the Computational Biochemistry and Biophysics lab, started at the UPF and currently a joint lab between the UVic-UCC and the UIC ( as part of the Research Group on Bioinformatics and Medical Statistics ( Interested in both dynamics and energetics of biochemical processes, from the molecule to the cell and tissue.
Dra Mayka Sanchez’s group, Iron Metabolism: Regulation and Diseases of the UIC, focuses on the study of hereditary haematological diseases and iron metabolism diseases with important scientific contributions in this field at the bioinformatics, basic as well as the translational level (Luscieti et al., Blood 2017; Engert, et al Haematol 2016; Joshi R, et al., Mol Genet Gen Med 2015, FalcoL, Hum. Mutat 2014, Athiyarath R et al.Brit J Haematol 2013, Falco L et al., Haematol 2013 ; Luscieti S, et al., OJRD 2013; Campillos M, et al NAR 2010).
We are looking for a highly motivated pre-doctoral researcher who is interested in applying to several fellowships (AGAUR FI, FU MINECO and UIC predoctoral program) to joining these two dynamic laboratories that applies state-of-the-art technology in Bioinformatics and Omics applied to Genetics and Iron Metabolism. We are located at the Basic Science department at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC) same building as Hospital General de Catalunya, Sant Cugat del Vallés, Barcelona (Train FGC: Hospital General). Our group is supported by competitive grants including RTI2018-101735 B-100 (MCIU/AEI/FEDER, UE) A-IRON: Advances in new molecular pathways and novel diseases in iron homeostasis and RETOS COLABORACION RTC2019-007074-1 ADVANCED_CDA.
We also have contacts with companies (BLOODGENETICS and WHOLE GENIX). Dr. M Sanchez is the co-founder of the spin-off BLOODGENETICS SL (
Compulsory and minimum Requirements- PLEASE do not apply if you do not fulfil the minimum requisites
We are seeking candidates who has:
● A Master in Bioinformatics or Omics in Health Science or similar obtained between 31/06/2018 and 31/06/2021.
● Good academic marks (above minimum of 7,5 over 10) and high motivation for research, include in your CV your academic average marks over 10.
● At least 1 years of work experience in Bioinformatics related to Health Science and related fields with good programming skills (java, bash scripting, python, Perl, R), Knowledge in MySQL data base, object oriented programming.
● Good English level (internal seminars are in English) Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with other team members.
● Organized, hard-working person and proactive, self-motivated and enthusiastic.
Other Requirements
Following requisites will be a plus
● Proven experience in Bioinformatics/Omics/Computational Modelling
● Publications in peer reviewed scientific journals.
Main Responsibilities
The selected person will work coordinated with the 2 groups with tasks in
 Computational Mutation Modelling Studies of Hereditary Haematological Diseases
 Continuing improving the SIREs web server ( for prediction of Iron responsive elements
What we offer
● Salary depend on the fellowship/contract to be obtained
● To work in an excellent environment at UIC campus Sant Cugat.
● 3-year contract, starting date 1st October 2021.
Evaluation process
● The posts may remain vacant if the minimum requirements are not met.
● Selected candidates will be contacted for a personal interview.
For more information
Please visit:
Deadline for applications
The call will be open until 01/07/2021
How to apply
Interested applicants should send their CV including the average marks in the degree and in the master, cover letter and email address of three referees able to assess the scientific potential and previous performance to Dr. Mayka Sanchez msanchezfe en
PLEASE MENTION the REFERENCE Reference 2021-MS-JV-01-Bioinformatics in the subject of the mail or your application may not reach the right person.

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