Ref. 2024-039-01 “Data Steward”

The Vall d´Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO) Seeks a “Data Steward”

Reference: 2024-039-01

Application deadline: 13/07/24

Number of vacancies: 1

Job description:

This position will be shared between the Cancer Cell Cycle Group, led by Dr. Marcos Malumbres and the Computational Immunogenomics group, led by Francisco Martínez-Jiménez. The candidate will join a large national research groups of cancer genomics with integration in national networks, research agreements with pharma companies and clinical trials.

This opportunity involves engaging in diverse projects aimed at unraveling the genomic underpinnings of tumorigenesis and its intricate interactions with the immune system. The candidate will play an integral role in our translational research projects, actively contributing to the development of data-driven applications that directly impact clinical practices. Her/his involvement will encompass not only supporting ongoing research endeavors within the lab but also taking charge of curating, organizing, and effectively managing the extensive genomics and transcriptomics datasets used by our labs and collaborators. The candidate will play an integral role in designing, organizing and overseeing the Data Management Plan.

Main duties:

Data Management: Oversee the collection, integration, and management of multi-omics data generated by the network.
Quality Control: Implement quality control measures to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the multi-omics datasets.
Data Standardization: Implement standardized data formats and documentation protocols to facilitate data harmonization and interoperability.
Data Security: Establish and enforce data security and privacy protocols in compliance with regulatory requirements and ethical standards.
Collaboration: Collaborate closely with researchers, clinicians, and bioinformaticians to support data analysis, interpretation, and dissemination efforts.


PhD or equivalent experience in Bioinformatics, Biomedical Informatics, Cancer Genomics, or related field.
Strong understanding of omics data types (e.g., genomics, transcriptomics, single-cell RNAseq) and associated data standards.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across multidisciplinary teams.
Strong motivation to make a difference in cancer research.

Additional information:

Familiarity with data security and privacy regulations (e.g., GDPR, HIPAA) is desirable.
Experience with Google Cloud Platform and/or Amazon Web Services.
Experience with Nextflow and/or Snakemake pipelines.


Full-time position: 40h/week
Starting date: immediate
Gross annual salary will depend on experience and skills. and always guaranteeing the minimum remuneration established in the VHIO collective agreement for each professional category.

What can we offer?

Incorporation to Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO).
Continuous learning and a wide range of responsibilities within a stimulating work environment.
Personal training opportunities.
Flexible working hours and measures to balance work, family, and personal life, and promote gender equality, as established in the VHIO collective agreement.
Teleworking (part-time) according to VHIOs collective agreement
23 days of holidays + 5 personal days
Flexible Remuneration Program (including dining checks, health insurance, transportation and more)
Access to VHIO’s personal development and training plan.
Being part of a center that is constantly developing, highly competitive, seeking excellence in research and collaborating with leading teams.
We offer and promote a diverse and inclusive environment and welcome all people equally, regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion, or sexual orientation.


Potential candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a letter of intent via email to, including the reference “Ref. 2024-039-01” in the subject line of your email.

Review of applications will commence immediately.

About VHIO:

Under the leadership of Josep Tabernero, the Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO), has established itself as a comprehensive cancer center of proven excellence internationally. It is also thanks to VHIO’s optimal organizational structure based on a purely multidisciplinary and translational model that VHIO talents continue to anticipate and tackle the many unresolved questions in combatting this multifaceted and heterogeneous disease.

Located within the Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus, our researchers closely collaborate and interact with Vall d’Hebron physician-scientists. Translational science and clinical research are therefore tightly connected which promotes superb interaction and teamwork which, in turn, accelerates the bench-bedside-bed cycle of knowledge. This privileged environment affords VHIO direct access to patients as well as the entire spectrum of oncology professionals who care for them, and a second-to-none appreciation of how cancer science can translate into more powerful, targeted treatments and better practice for the care of patients.

VHIO’s pioneering model and programs, coupled with its belief in combining strengths through cross-border collaborations, continue to spur advances in reversing cancer resistance, halting metastatic spread, and more effectively treating even the most undruggable tumor types.

VHIO’s translation toward precision oncology: