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As part of the R&D project we are looking for a motivated research fellow with a strong interest in bioinformatics to process and analyze genomic data. The In2Genome, a project funded by Programa P2020 [Reference CENTRO-01-0247-FEDER-017800: “In2Genome: abordagem integradora no diagnóstico de doenças genéticas”], is a co-promotion project lead by the company Coimbra Genomics, with CHUC (the central university hospital of Coimbra), and Genoinseq, Biocant’s Next-Generation sequencing unit, as co-promoters.

SCIENTIFIC AREA: Bioinformatics and Life Sciences.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: Master degree in Bioinformatics, Biology or related fields. The candidate should possess experience in Linux, and knowledge in programming languages such as Python. Knowledge of next generation sequencing and genomics is an advantage. The candidate should have a critical spirit, be autonomous and able to work in a multidisciplinary team.

WORKING PLAN: The candidate will process and analyze exome data and will develop and implement new tools in the ExomeLoupe data interpretation platform.

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

DURATION OF THE FELLOWSHIP: The appointment will be for 12 months, and renewable till the end of the project (30th June 2019), pending evaluation of working progress. The fellowship is expected to start at the beginning of November 2017.

MONTHLY STIPEND: According to the regulations of the FCT Scientific Fellowships in Portugal (€980.00/month) (

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 may be called for an interview (20%).

COMPOSITION OF THE SELECTION JURI: Doctor Conceição Egas, Doctor Maria José Simões and Doctor Isaura Simões.

FORM OF NOTIFICATION OF RESULTS: All applicants will be notified of final results via email.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The call is open from 19/09/2017 to 10/10/2017.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION: Applications (internal reference: 03-2017/IN2GENOME), written in English, should be submitted online and should include a cover letter expressing the interest in this position, Curriculum Vitae (including contact address, work experience, publications), a short description of the Master’s work (max. 1 page), and one reference letter. Applications should be sent by email to Margarida Catarino .
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Biocant Park Núcleo 04, Lote 3
Cantanhede 3060-197
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