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Benchmarking and optimization of Genomics Software

Benchmarking and optimization of Genomics Software


The Institute

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

In November 2013, the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) received 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 our Recruitment Policy

The role

The candidate will be in charge of benchmarking existing methods for the ab-initio prediction of protein 3D structures. This work will be used as a support for several ongoing projects within the group.
The candidate will be incorporated within the lab and will possibly be invited to contribute to other projects, on the basis of her/his expertise and interests.

About the team/ lab/ department

The lab is a relatively small – about ten members – interdisciplinary and highly collaborative structure. We specialise in the development of comparative methods for genomics data but also have a strong interest in the development of behavioural data comparisons and analysis. Two of our most visible output have been the T-Coffee multiple aligner and the Nextflow pipeline language.

Whom would we like to hire? 

Professional experience

Must Have

  • You have experience in the benchmarking of protein 3D ab-initio prediction
  • You have experience in the deployment of complex computations
  • You have notions of molecular dynamic

Desirable but not required/ Nice to have

  • You have experience in web development

Education and training

  • You hold a Master degree in Bioinformatics or related topics.


  • You are fluent in English

The Offer 

  • Contract duration: 1 year
  • Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales.
  • Target start date: November 2019

We provide a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructures, and unique professional career development opportunities.

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

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. Cedric Notredame
  2. A complete CV including contact details.
  3. Contact details of two referees.

All applications must be addressed to Dr. Cedric Notredame and be submitted through the "Apply" button below

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 October 23rd, 2019

REF: BFU2017-88264-P – AEI/FEDER, UE