Jobs in Structural Biology and Related Fields

Postdoctoral Fellow in Biological Data Science

IRB Barcelona, Barcelona, United Kingdom
Application deadline: 31 Mar 2020

IRB Barcelona is seeking a talented and highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher to join the Structural Bioinformatics and Network Biology group (, led by Dr. Patrick Aloy, to work on Generative Models to create Precision Drugs. The candidate will work on the project “Valorización de EGA para la Industria y la Sociedad” (VEIS) funded by the Secretariat of Universities and Research of the Ministry of Business and Knowledge (Government of Catalonia) and by the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER).


The successful candidate shall be responsible for the implementation of ML-based Generative Models (i.e. cVAEs or GANs) to create new small molecules that fulfill the required polypharmacological properties to revert AD pathological signatures.

Required Experience


Bachelor in Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy or Engineering degree in Computer Sciences.
PhD in Bioinformatics, machine learning or related areas.
Previous experience on the use of machine learning and data science techniques.
Strong publications record according to his/her career stage.


Excellent programming and scripting skills, with deep knowledge of Python.
Excellent knowledge of machine learning techniques (TensorFlow/AdaNet).
Competent in the use of HPC queue systems, virtual machines (OpenNebula) and Grid Containers (Docker, Singularity).
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Highly motivated.
Fluency in English.

Desirable Experience

Previous experience working with biological data and in an international environment.
Knowledge of ML-based generative models (e.g. cVAEs, GANs, etc)

The deadline for applications for this role is 31 March 2020. For more information and to apply, click here.

Barcelona, United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Fellow in Biological Data Science