Nov 08, 2021

The Centro Nacional de Análisis Genómico (CNAG-CRG) is one of the largest Genome Sequencing Centers in Europe. CNAG-CRG researchers participate in major International Genomic Initiatives such as the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC), the International Human Epigenome Consortium (IHEC), the International Rare Diseases Research Consortium (IRDiRC) and the European Infrastructure for life-science information (ELIXIR), as well as in several EU-funded projects.

It is integrated with the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), an international biomedical research institute of excellence, based in Barcelona, Spain, with more than 400 scientists from 44 countries. The CRG is composed by an interdisciplinary, motivated and creative scientific team which is supported both by a flexible and efficient administration and by high-end and innovative technologies.

In April 2021, the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) received the renewal of the 'HR Excellence in Research' logo from the European Commission. This is a recognition of the Institute's commitment to developing an HR Strategy for Researchers, designed to bring the practices and procedures in line with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Charter and Code).

Please, check out the CRG's Recruitment Policy

The role

We have an opening for a Bioinformatician through the Instituto de Salud Carlos III funded project IMPaCT-Genómica. The project aims to establish a collaborative infrastructure for the implementation of Personalized Medicine in the Spanish Health System. The candidate will participate in the operation and benchmarking of tools and pipelines for the analysis and interpretation of clinical sequencing data generated within the project.

The responsibilities include:

1- Proactive data processing and analysis in cutting edge rare disease and cancer projects, including design, genomic variant identification and annotation

2- Contribute to data analysis benchmarking efforts between the IMPaCT Sequencing centres and contribute to the acquisition/ renewal of quality accreditations

3- Contribute to the refinement or update of clinical genomic analysis workflows

4- Close personal interaction and networking with the Spanish clinical genomics community

About the team

The successful candidate will join the Data Analysis team ( The team is part of the CNAG-CRG Bioinformatics Unit, which has 22 members in total and is coordinated by Dr. Sergi Beltran. 

The team works in a stimulating scientific environment, contributing to breakthrough research projects in Genomics that have an impact on people’s quality of life and offers continuous growth and support on a professional level.

Whom would we like to hire?

Professional experience

Must Have

• You have a minimum experience of 1 year in the analysis of Next Generation Sequencing whole exome or genome data and interpretation of results

Desirable but not required/ Nice to have

• You have in-depth understanding of human genetics, specifically cancer and/or rare disease genomics

• You have experience within diagnostic settings and the analysis of genotype-phenotype data

• You are a skilled programmer in languages such as Perl, Python or Ruby and R

• You have knowledge of Java, C++ or other programming languages

Education and training

• You hold a An MSc in Genetics, Biology, Bioinformatics or related discipline


• You are fluent in English

Technical skills

• You have experience with Unix operating systems, including shell scripts

• You have working experience in languages such as Perl, Python or Ruby and R


• You have excellent organization skills

• You have good communication skills

• You have good interpersonal skills

The Offer – Working Conditions

• Contract duration: 2 years with possibility of extension.

• Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales.

• Target start date: December, 2021.

We provide a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructures, and unique professional career development opportunities. To check out our training and development portfolio, please visit the CRG training section.

We offer and promote a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The CRG is committed to reconcile a work and family life of its employees and are offering extended vacation period and the possibility to benefit from flexible working hours.

Application Procedure

All applications must include:

1. A motivation letter addressed to Dr. Sergi Beltran.

2. A complete CV including contact details.

3. Contact details of two referees.

All applications must be addressed to Dr. Sergi Beltran and be submitted online through the recruitment portal in the following link:

Selection Process

Pre-selection: The pre-selection process will be based on qualifications and expertise reflected on the candidates CVs. It will be merit-based.

Interview: Preselected candidates will be interviewed by the Hiring Manager of the position and a selection panel if required.

Offer Letter: Once the successful candidate is identified the Human Resources department will send a Job Offer, specifying the start day, salary, working conditions, among other important details.

Deadline: Please submit your application by November 8th, 2021.

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