Lead Computational Biologist

Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Ljubljana or Remote

Type of employment

Full-Time, Permanent


Based on Experience

Probation period

6 months

Annual Bonus

Up to 20% Gross Salary

About the position

You Will Work in a Team Environment to:

• Lead the standardization of Universal Diagnostics bioinformatics research framework and internal tools

• Build for significant growth and scaling challenges as we transition from research to product/clinical development

• Oversee engineering of robust and reproducible data pipelines that enable cutting edge liquid biopsy research

• Work and advise on developing cutting-edge signal processing and machine learning approaches for complex analysis of large genomic data sets designed for early cancer detection

• Work at the intersection of signal processing, machine learning research, software engineering, clinical and biological data

Your Background Includes:

• PhD or M.S. with equivalent experience in a relevant, quantitative field such as computer science, computational biology, statistics, mathematics, bioinformatics, or equivalent

• 5+ years of post-study experience in industry with bioinformatics applications, data science model development, artificial intelligence, statistical analyses, infrastructure, automation, and/or software engineering

• 5+ years of experience managing and mentoring team of 10+ computer scientists, bioinformaticians and/or statisticians

• 3+ years experience in use of Jira, Confluence and Git (or similar), AWS, Nextflow and Docker, in a regulated environment following software development lifecycle practices

• Excellent knowledge of software testing practices (Unit testing, Integration testing)

• Other languages are an advantage (e.g. C, C++, Golang, Rust)

• Hands-on experience with statistical and machine learning concepts in big data analysis

• Robust history of delivering major technical projects or analyses, including experience in a technical leadership role


• Knowledge of the Common Workflow Language (CWL) and any hands-on experience with its various implementation is a plus

• Experience in analyzing one or more of the following biological modalities: genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics (RNA-seq), Hi-C, ATAC-seq with fundamental understanding of bioinformatics, including molecular or cancer biology are a plus

• Familiarity with regulatory processes in IVD environment is a plus

• Ability to understand and communicate scientific information effectively with colleagues from a variety of disciplines, including biological, bioinformatics, clinical, nonclinical, and quality subject matter experts

• Attention to detail

• Flexibility

• Strong oral and written communication skills in English

What we will offer

By being part of the team, you will be in a company that wants more than to become one of theleaders in the industry. We want to have a huge positive impact on society by achieving theambitious purpose of “making cancer a curable disease by detecting it earlier”.

Type of employment

Full-Time, Permanent


Based on Experience

Probation period

6 months

Annual Bonus

Up to 20% Gross Salary

Flexible work schedule

Remote work opportunities

Free day on your birthday

Parking incentive on office locations

Free cafe amenities on office locations

Possibility to buy extra vacation days

Optional health insurance plan

And more

What does a successful person look like at Universal Diagnostics S.L.?

Those who thrive at Universal Diagnostics prioritize, manage, and execute their own goals with ownership. They embrace working in collaborative mode in a multi-cultural and multi- disciplinary environment that allows to learn from others as well as share one’s own knowledge. They welcome and provide constructive feedback and criticism, trusting in the good intentions of others, and being secure in the knowledge that embracing mistakes is the best way to learn and grow. This position is meant for people who are driven by the opportunity to see their work having impact in the global fight against cancer.

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