Specific calls:

1. Graduate/Master student 2018

Interested in comparative transcriptomics and evolution?

We are seeking a graduate or Master student to join our research group in Evolutionary Genomics at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB). Our group is part of the Research Program in Biomedical Informatics (Universitat Pompeu Fabra- FIMIM, Barcelona, Spain).

What we do:

We strive to understand the molecular basis of evolutionary innovation, focusing on the origin of new genes and the modulation of gene expression. Our studies typically combine comparative genomics, analysis of large-scale RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) data and measurements of natural selection signatures. We also use ribosome profiling data (Ribo-Seq) to learn about the set of translated products in the cell and to quantify differential expression at the level of actively translated mRNAs.

See our full list of publications at

What we expect:

The candidate will work on the computational analysis of RNA-Seq and Ribo-Seq data. She/he should have a solid background in molecular biology and genetics and be motivated to explore new research avenues. The student should have a basic knowledge of R and a programming language such as Python or Perl. The post can be used to perform a Master project or as a possible start of a PhD project.

What we offer:

The candidate will join a highly stimulating research environament at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park. We work closely with other computional genomics groups and collaborate with several wet lab groups.

We offer a one year contract, starting between January and March 2018, which may be extended until the end of 2019. Gross salary will be in the range 18,000-22,000 euros depending on experience.


If interested please send a CV and a motivation letter to Mar Albà (

Barcelona, Nov 15 2017.

2. INPhINIT PhD fellowships 2018

We are seeking candidates to apply for a PhD studentship from the INPhINIT “La Caixa” Fellowship Programme. The student should be highly motivated to do a PhD in the field of Computational Genomics and have an excellent academic record. The fellowship will start September 2018 and will have a duration of 3 years. To view our project in the INPhINIT site select the following:

Open applications

We are always accepting informal applications from outstanding predoctoral and postdoctoral candidates to pursue research on comparative genomics and evolution. Postdoctoral candidates should have a proven research record, with at least one published paper as first author. Predoctoral candidates should have an excellent academic record (average mark of at least 2.5, corresponding to second first or first class). We offer a highly stimulating research environment in a well-established international research centre (PRBB).

There are a number of regular calls to apply for grants/fellowships:

  • Postdoctoral contracts “Beatriu Pinos Programme” from the Catalan Government:
    Beatriu Pinos

  • Postdoctoral contracts “Juan de la Cierva Programme” from the Spanish Ministry of Science:
    Juan de la Cierva

  • Postdoctoral contracts “Marie Curie” from the European Commission:
    Marie Curie

  • Ph.D. grants Spanish Government (FPU):

  • Ph.D. grants from the Catalan Government: