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Bioinformatic research technician



The Pere Virgili Institute for Health Research (IISPV) is an institution that integrates research in the field of biomedicine in the “Camp de Tarragona” and the “Terres de l’Ebre”. The IISPV is the instrument that the university hospitals of both health regions have been endowed with (Joan XXIII University Hospital of Tarragona, Verge de la Cinta Hospital of Tortosa, Sant Joan de Reus University Hospital, Institut Pere Mata University Hospital of Reus) and Rovira and Virgili University, in order to bring together and manage biomedical research and innovation in the territory.

INIM is a research group integrated by qualified clinical and basic research laboratory personnel from the HIV/AIDS Unit (Hospital Universitari Joan XXIII, HJ23), from Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) and Institut d’Investigació Sanitaria Pere Virgili (IISPV). Nowadays, INIM is focused on the epidemiological, clinical, and molecular aspects of the immune response in infectious diseases, including the study of HIV/AIDS and COVID-19 (priority lines), but also nosocomial infections, complex surgical infections, and the study of resistance to antimicrobials.

The selected candidate will perform research activities in the HIV research line: creation of database, generation of results, integration of clinical and laboratory data, and support in the writing of scientific articles.



  • Degree in biochemistry and molecular biology, bioinformatics
  • The candidate must be admitted to a doctoral program at the time of starting the contract.
  • Additional training related to the field of data management, in particular a master’s degree in bioinformatics will be necessary.
  • Speaking and writen english skills
  • Knowledge of office automation (Microsoft Office), and statistical work packages, especially advanced level in R program and SPSS
  • Minimum 1-year demonstrable experience in the infectious diseases field, especially, in HIV
  • Experience will be valued positively in omics data integration.



  • Motivation, creativity, initiative and proactive attitude.
  • Ability to learn, flexibility and adaptability.
  • Commitment to quality, to optimizing resources and to achieving results.
  • Previous experience in similar projects.
  • Ability to identify and solve problems.
  • Previous experience in results commmunication
  • Teamworking, ability to work independently, to organize, kindness, dynamism, versatility, rigour, responsability and confidentiality
  • Carry out research under supervision
  • Have the ambition to develop knowledge of research methodologies and discipline
  • Have demonstrated a good understanding of a field of study
  • Have demonstrated the ability to produce data under supervision



  • Full-time position
  • Workplace: Hospital Universitari Joan XXIII de Tarragona
  • Contract: Indefinite due to scientific-technical activities linked to SGR, with a duration of approximately 9 months.
  • Gross annual salary: 22.000€ – 24.000€
  • Starting date: April 2024



  • Selection of CV’s. Suitable and unsuitable CV’s will be identified according to the requirements. Applicants who do not meet the requirements indicated in the candidate profile and requirements will not pass to the next phase.
  • Evaluation of the CV. Evaluation of the CVs up to a maximum score of 40 points.
  • Cover Letter. Attach to the resume a cover letter with a maximum length of 2500 characters with spaces. With a maximum score of 20 points.

To access the interview phase it is necessary to have obtained a minimum score of 40 points in the sum of scores of the evaluation of the curriculum and cover letter

  • Personal interview. With a maximum score of 40 points.


Items 40
Attitude 10
Fit in the work place 10
Experience, developed functions/skills 15
Teamwork 5



  • President: Anna Rull (Group Leader)
  • Chair 1: Francesc Vidal (Principal Investigator)
  • Chair 2: Silvia Chafino (Postdoctoral Researcher)


  • President: Joaquim Peraire (Principal Investigator)
  • Chair 1: Consuelo Viladés (Principal Investigator)
  • Chair 2: Alba Sánchez (Postdoctoral Researcher)




For any questions or queries: recruitment@iispv.cat





The IISPV will notify the candidates of the results of the different phases of the selection process through its website.




The IISPV has the European accreditation The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R), complies with the general principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the recruitment of researchers.

The IISPV has an internal recruitment policy that follows the Open, Transparent and Merit-based Recruitment (OTM-R) policies. More information about the HRS4R policies implemented at the IISPV is available on the following website: https://www.iispv.cat/hrs4r-hr-excellenceresearch/

The IISPV will guarantee the right to equal opportunities and treatment, as well as the real and effective exercise of rights by people with disabilities under equal conditions with respect to other citizens, through the promotion of personal autonomy, universal accessibility, access to employment, inclusion in the community and independent living and the eradication of any form of discrimination, in accordance with articles 9.2, 10, 14 and 49 of the Spanish Constitution and the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and international treaties and agreements ratified by Spain.

In the event of a tie, priority will be given to hiring the person with a disability.

In the event of a tie between people of different genders, the person of the least represented gender in the work group/department/service in which he joins will be hired.

Condicions laborals


  • Full-time position
  • Workplace: Hospital Universitari Joan XXIII de Tarragona
  • Contract: Indefinite due to scientific-technical activities linked to SGR, with a duration of approximately 9 months.
  • Gross annual salary: 22.000€ – 24.000€
  • Starting date: April 2024