New position Open: IT support and software development for the Electron Microscopy Facility.

IT support and software development for the Electron Microscopy Facility of the Natl. Center of Biotechnology (CSIC), Madrid

Description: We are looking for a candidate with a BSc in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Physics or equivalent, who has experience in system management and software development skills (Python and C/C++). The candidate will be part of a team in charge of managing the cryo-electron microscopy facility’s computing infrastructure and coordinating and assuring the code’s quality developed by the rest of the group (Xmipp, 

Background: Electron microscopy is currently the most rapidly growing Structural Biology technique. The Natl. Center of Biotechnology (CSIC) hosts the most advanced Cryo-Electron Microscope for Biology in Spain and the Instruct Image Processing Center, a key developer of both XMIPP and Scipion software. Data management and computation are real issues when several Terabytes of images are produced every day in modern cryo Electron Microscopy Facilities.

For further information, go to INSTRUCT Image Processing Center or  Cryo-Electron Microscopy websites.

Location: Madrid 

Required Skills:
-> BSc / MSc in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Physics or equivalent.
-> Programming experience with python and C/C++
-> Automation skills (bash, python, …)
-> Experience in Linux
-> Experience in the definition and management of computer networks
-> Interest and experience in computer Hardware 
-> Medium level of proficiency in written and spoken English

The following skills are considered a “plus” but are not essential:

-> Experience in assisting open source software development teams (GitHub, documentation, user support, collaboration tools, …).
-> Experience with Graphical Processing Units (GPU) programming
-> Experience in Cloud (Amazon AWS)
-> Experience in team coordination and releasing software
-> Spanish

Interested candidates should send their CVs and letter of interest to