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IT Officer position for MIRRI

IT officer position available at the Spanish Type Culture Collection – University of Valencia (CECT-UV), UV Science Park, Catedràtic Agustín Escardino Benlloch, 9, Paterna, Valencia.

Gross salary 38.000 €

The contract will be bounded to the project IS_MIRRI21, funded by Horizon 2020, to implement the Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure (MIRRI).

Official call and procedure to apply: Soon available.
For contact information see below.

Estimated commencement date and duration: From November 2021 to February 2023. Prolongation possible subject to the availability of funds and extension of the project.

Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field. Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biotechnology or a related field.

IT officer specialized in programming and database management.


  • Experience in web development tools (jQuery, Vue.js, Agilent, BootStrap, etc.)
  • Experience in web programming languages (php, Python, javascript, typescript, etc.)
  • Knowledge of cloud services PaaS and SaaS
  • Experience in relational (MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc.) and non-relational (MongoDB, etc.) database management systems
  • Working experience in Internationally Distributed Research Infrastructures in particular, or at least in Research Infrastructures in general
  • Participation in research projects related with biodiversity (preferably) or with Life Sciences (in general) would be an asset
  • Proficiency in English (oral and written)


  • Manage the MIRRI applications generated within the project
  • Manage users according to specifications to ensure access and availability of the system resources
  • Give IT support to MIRRI’s Central Coordinating Unit
  • Contribute to the design of an interoperable virtual platform providing the MIRRI service offer, ensuring data privacy and security, in collaboration with the Center for Computer Graphics (CCG) based in Braga (Portugal)
  • Contribute, together with CCG, in the development of a MIRRI virtual platform to compile, prepare, enrich, store and process a large amount of heterogeneous data (different sources and formats), allowing access to data services related to biological material (MIRRI-IS)
  • Contribute, together with the MIRRI ICT team, to export the catalogue data of MIRRI Culture Collection partners to be incorporated into the MIRRI-IS database
  • Act as a link of MIRRI-IS with CECT-UV, CCG and LifeWatch (Spain)
  • Participate in the project’s tasks (assistance to meetings, elaboration of reports, etc.)
  • Willingness to travel to different European cities, mainly to Braga

CONTACT: jmlopez@cect.org

LifeWatch is hiring a Project Manager

LifeWatch ERIC Project Manager for ENVRI-FAIR

LifeWatch ERIC is looking to hire a Project Manager for ENVRI-FAIR Project.

  • LOCATION: LifeWatch ERIC Service Centre premises in Lecce (Italy) and LifeWatch ERIC Statutory Seat in Seville (Spain)
  • POSITION: Full-time, 12 months with the possibility of renewal on a yearly basis for a maximum of 36 months in total
  • DEADLINE for applications: 30 June 2020

Further information is available in the Work with us section of the LifeWatch ERIC website.

3 years PhD position at UMCC

The Unimore Microbial Culture Collection is seeking a candidate for a 3 years PhD program research.

Efficient preservation and availability of polyphasic data of microorganisms in culture collections is mandatory both for academic and industrial purposes. This PhD project aims at developing targeted procedures to map strains features of industrial interest. The candidate should have microbiology and bioinformatics skills, ability in using MS Access or PostgreSQL or MySQL for the implementation of biological Databases and good English language knowledge.

1 (one) position with grant. The monthly grant allowance is about 1,250.00 €.

Scientific tutor: Prof. Andrea Pulvirenti. Co-tutor: Dr. Luciana De Vero

The selected candidate will be involved in the following tasks:

  • Management of microbial cultures and online databases;
  • Polyphasic characterization of microbial cultures;
  • Certification for culture collections and implementation of the correspondent quality management system;
  • Monitoring of international legislation pertinent to BRCs.

Applicants should provide a motivation letter, CV and any other document considered relevant to until June 30, 2019.

Write to:
Luciana De Vero: luciana.devero@unimore.it and Andrea Pulvirenti: andrea.pulvirenti@unimore.it

Detailed info for the application here:
https://www.unimore.it/AZdoc/CallPhDEnglishXXXVINTERNET.pdf; https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/411127.

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