Bioinformatics Specialist Position

  • Posted on: 13 May 2020
  • By: Rafael Santos

Applications are invited for the award of a fixed-term contract to the position of Bioinformatics Specialist, in the scope of (Project Lisboa-01-0145-FEDER-022231, Portuguese Infrastructure of Biological Data), co-funded through FEDER, POCI, PORL, POA and national funds through FCT/MECTES (PIDDAC) - Era Careers.

Research field: Bioinformatics Sciences 

Eligibility: Candidates must hold a Bachelor (Licenciatura) degree in Bioinformatics Sciences or similar and be proficient in English written and spoken, database SQL and NoSQL, plus R and python and human genome related tools. Domain of office web tools, social networks, and website administration is a plus.

Job Description: 

The successful candidate will:

  • Report to the Executive Director;
  • Participate in Knowledge transfer actions (e.g., training in bioinformatic tools, etc.);
  • Provide consulting and user-support in bioinformatics.

Applicable legislation and regulations: Labor Code, approved Law no. 93/2019, of October 1, in its current version.

Workplace: The work will be based at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, located at Rua da Quinta Grande, nº 6 in Oeiras, and may require some local and international traveling. Work will be performed under supervision of the Executive Director of

Duration of the contract: The contract will last 9 months. It is foreseen to start on the 22nd of June 2020. 

Application deadline and application form: Applications must be submitted from 18th May to 29th of May 2020. Applications must include a Letter of Motivation, Curriculum Vitae, Proof of Degree and contacts of 3 references. Letter of motivation and Curriculum Vitae should be provided in English. All documents should be sent by e-mail, in a single document in PDF format, with the subject "Biodata_BioinformaticsSpecialist @ IGC" to

Type of contract and salary: Term employment contract. The salary will be according to the 8th salary level of the Tabela Remuneratória Única (TRU), approved by ordinance nº1553-C / 2008 of December 31, with the updating of the salary base approved by the Decree Law number 10-B/2020 of March 20, corresponding to 840,11 Euros per month.

Selection procedure: Applications will be evaluated according to the Curriculum (30%), motivation letter (20%) and references (10%). The best candidates will be selected for face-to-face interview or Skype (40%). We look for evidence of a deep sense of organization, great rigor and professionalism, flexibility and willingness to have a strong experience in science management. The final results will be expressed in a scale of 0-100. The deliberation is made by means of nominal vote, according to the eligibility and selection criteria, and abstentions are not allowed.

Selection Jury: President: Dr. Ana Portugal Melo; Members: Dr. Ricardo Leite and Dr. Daniel Faria. Alternate members: Dr. Mário Silva and Dr. José Pereira Leal.

Notification of results: Minutes will be written with a summary of the Jury meetings, their votes and justification along with a seriated list of the approved candidates and their classifications. The results of this call will be sent by email to all applicants and by regular mail to the FCT. The Minutes will be sent to FCT and to every candidate that makes that request.

Hearing of the Candidates and Final Decision date: After notification of the results, all candidates have 10 working days to pronounce themselves. On the 11th day after the notification the Jury will make the final decision.

Non-discrimination and equal access rights policy: The IGC actively promotes a policy of non-discrimination and equal access, so that no candidate can be privileged, benefited, harmed or deprived of any right or exemption from any duty of reason, including descent, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, economic situation, education, social origin or condition, genetic heritage, reduced working capacity, disability, illness nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, political or ideological convictions, and trade union membership.

According to D.L. No. 29/2001 of February 3, the disabled candidate has a preference in equal classification, which prevails over any other legal preference. Candidates must declare their degree of incapacity, the type of disability and the means of communication to be used in the selection process, under the terms of the above-mentioned diploma.

Monday, May 18, 2020
End date: 
Friday, May 29, 2020