Feb 4, 2020

Biocant - Associação de Transferência de Tecnologia, is looking for an extremely motivated Bioinformatics technician with Master Degree, for one work contract, in the project POCI-01-0145-FEDER-022184: “Genome PT – Laboratório Nacional de Sequenciação e análise de Genomas”. This project is financed by national funds through the FCT/MEC (PIDDAC) and co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through COMPETE – Operational Programme Competitiveness Factors (POFC).

SCIENTIFIC AREA: Life Sciences and Bioinformatics. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: Master in Bioinformatics, Biology or related fields with experience in Linux, HPC management, and programming in languages such as Bourne-shell, Perl and Python. Knowledge of genomics, transcriptomics, metagenomics and statistics is an advantage. The candidate should have a critical spirit, be autonomous and able to work in a multidisciplinary team.

PLAN OF WORK: The candidate will participate in the development and implementation of bioinformatics pipelines for the processing and analysis of next-generation sequencing data. The candidate will be involved in bioinformatics pipelines for genome sequencing and annotation, variant analysis, metagenomics, and transcriptomics (RNA-Seq).

APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS: Labour Code (Lei nº 7/2009) from the 12th February, in its current form (Lei nº 93/2019).

JOB LOCATION: The work will be developed at Biocant - Associação de Transferência de Tecnologia, Cantanhede, Portugal.

DURATION OF THE CONTRACT: The contract will have the duration of 8 months, predicted to start in March 2020.

SALARY: Gross salary of € 1.334,45. Payment of the research contract will be made by bank transfer.
SELECTION METHODS: The selection method will include a CV evaluation (60%), reference letter (10%) and motivation letter (10%). The candidates will be ranked and the top list candidates will be called for an interview (20%).

JURY COMPOSITION: Conceição Egas (President), Mário Grãos (member), Cristina Barroso (Member).

FORM OF NOTIFICATION OF RESULTS: The final results will be sent by email and the complete process to FCT.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The call is open from 4/02/2020 to 23/02/2020.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION: The candidates must provide the following documents: Curriculum Vitae, one-page motivation letter, at least one reference letter and academic certificates. Applications should be sent by email to Conceição Egas (

NON-DISCRIMINATION AND EQUAL ACCESS POLICY: BIOCANT actively promotes a non-discrimination and equal access policy, wherefore no candidate can be privileged, benefited, impaired or deprived of any rights whatsoever, or be exempt of any duties based on their ancestry, age, sex, sexual preference, marital status, family and economic conditions, instruction, origin or social conditions, genetic heritage, reduced work capacity, disability, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, origin territory, language, religion, political or ideological convictions and union membership.
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