We want to thank the Spanish Cancer Association (AECC) for awarding us a research grant to study the role of the microbiome (virus and bacteria) as non-invasive biomarkers for the detection of premalignant lesions and colorectal cancer. Anonymous people have donated this money; much gratitude and tons of responsibility.

New Ph.D. fellowships!

Congratulations to Pilar Gallego and Pablo Fonseca for their Xunta de Galicia Ph.D. fellowships! Pilar is already working on SARS-CoV-2 evolution in Galicia, and Pablo is about to start working –together with Monica Martinez at the IISGS– on genomic biomarkers for lung cancer immunotherapy.

Job offer: Technician in molecular and cellular biology, University of Vigo

Description: A position is offered as a molecular and cellular biology laboratory technician to work in the MICINN project (PID2019-106247GB-I00) “Genomic heterogeneity of circulating tumor cells” (IP: David Posada; University of Vigo;

Working conditions: Initial duration of 6 months with the possibility of an extension, with an annual gross salary of € 15,000 € in 12 payments. Immediate incorporation.

Place of work: The work will be carried out between the Center for Biomedical Research (CINBIO) of the University of Vigo and the Institute for Health Research of Santiago de Compostela (IDIS).


  • Maintain cell cultures.
  • Execute basic experimental techniques with laboratory animals (rodents): anesthesia, analgesia, surgical procedures, etc.
  • Extract and process biological samples from laboratory animals.
  • Handle human blood samples.
  • Extract DNA / RNA.
  • Determine the concentration and quality of DNA / RNA samples.
  • Organize and store blood, tissue and DNA / RNA samples.
  • Maintain the stock and inventory of laboratory reagents.

Minimum requirements

  • Be in possession of the title of Superior Laboratory Technician (FP): specialty related to Biomedicine. Candidates without this qualification will not be evaluated.
  • Be in possession of the qualification of training to perform procedures on laboratory animals and euthanasia (b and c) (in accordance with EU Directive 63/2010, RD 53/2013 and ECC / 566/2015).
  • Experience in rodent xenograft modeling, processing and sampling.
  • Knowledge of the standards of good laboratory practice (GLP) and of routine and experimental processes with animals.
  • Experience in cellular / molecular biology techniques: cell culture, DNA and RNA isolation, PCR and qPCR.

Valuable requirements

  • Cell culture experience.
  • Experience in isolation of blood cell populations and immunofluorescence techniques.
  • Experience in nucleic acid extractions from blood, cells and tumors.
  • Demonstrable experience in biomedical research.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in laboratory work.
  • English level B2 Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (MCREL) or similar.

Presentation of candidatures:
Interested persons should send their CV and two reference contacts to, indicating “lab technician 2021” in the subject of the email, until June 20, 2021.

JOB: Bioinformatician in protein modeling (open!)

• Workplace: CME Lab, CINBIO, Universidade de Vigo, Spain.
• Duration: 12 months, May (2021) – April (2022), could be extended.
• Gross remuneration: Approx 2,000 euros per month (gross salary), depending on qualifications

• Modeling of proteins (homology modeling, docking protein-ligand, molecular dynamics)

• Experience in protein modeling (homology modeling, docking protein-ligand, molecular dynamics)
• University degree or PhD in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Biotechnology or similar.
• Programming in basic languages (i.e., Python, R, C)

• Experience in protein modeling (homology modeling, docking protein-ligand, molecular dynamics)
• Experience in protein evolution
• Script programming (i.e., Python, R or C) and supercomputing capabilities
• CV (degrees, scientific publications and communications, English, computer programming)

• Before April 26, 2021
• Those interested must send A single pdf with [cover letter, academic record with qualifications (non-doctors), Bachelor’s degree, Doctor’s degree (doctors), copy of ID card, CV and attachments that the candidate wish to include] to the following address:, with subject “CONTRACT_MCI_NAMEANDLASTNAMEOFTHECANDIDATE” before April 26, 2021.

For further information contact

Oferta para contratación de personal de investigación en modelado computacional de proteínas [Noviembre 2020]

Se oferta un contrato de investigador en bioinformática (modelado de proteínas) con cargo a un proyecto asociado al programa Ramón y Cajal (Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación)

Características del contrato
Duración: 4 meses (enero-abril 2021) a tiempo completo.
Retribución aproximada: 1750 euros brutos / mes
Lugar de trabajo: CINBIO, Universidad de Vigo

Requisitos de los aspirantes
– Titulación: Graduado con Máster o Doctor (preferible), en ciencias experimentales: Biología, Química, Biotecnología, Física o afines.
– Experiencia en:
Bioinformática estructural de modelado de proteínas (modelado por homología, dinámica molecular, docking)
Lenguajes de programación
Análisis de datos e interpretación de resultados

For an English version of this announcement of vacancy please contact Miguel Arenas by email.

job: bioinformatician for NGS analysis of SARS-CoV-2


  • Workplace: Phylogenomics Lab, CINBIO, Universidade de Vigo, Spain
  • Duration: 12 months starting Sept-Oct
  • Gross remuneration: 16,000-25,000 euros per year depending on qualifications


  • Bioinformatic analysis of SARS-CoV-2 genomes


  • Experience in the analysis of next-generation sequencing data
  • University degree of master or doctorate
  • Medium-high English level


  • Bioinformatics knowledge
  • Background in viral evolution
  • Script programming
  • Supercomputing capabilities


  • Until August 7
  • to David Posada (, with “bioinfo epicovigal” in the subject of the email.
  • Send:
    • CV (1-3 pages)
    • motivation letter (1 page)
    • contact details of two references