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Bioinformatic expert on zebrafish behavioral analysis

Bioinformatic expert on zebrafish behavioral analysis

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 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' Award 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).

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The role

We are seeking a talented computational expert with experience in zebrafish behavioural studies to complete an analysis of videos with experiments of social interactions. These data must be analysed with IDTracker.ai.

About the lab

The Irimia lab is an international and multi-disciplinary team focused primarily on elucidating the role of alternative splicing in vertebrate development and evolution. Much of our work focuses on microexons in the nervous system and in endocrine pancreas, a splicing program that we have originally discovered and to which we have made key contributions. In our lab, we combine computational approaches (comparative bulk and single-cell transcriptomics and functional genomics) with experiments using in vitro and in vivo systems (mouse, zebrafish, and fruitfly). In addition, several projects will be developed in close collaboration with the Valcárcel lab, which investigates the regulation of alternative pre-RNA splicing during development and disease.

Whom would we like to hire?

Professional experience

Must Have

• You have experience in computational studies of zebrafish behaviour
• You have experience using and modifying IDTracker.ai
• You have the ability to interact and collaborate with experimental biologists
• You have knowledge of social behavioural assays

Education and training

• You hold a degree or PhD in disciplines such as Bioinformatics, Physics, Statistics, Biology, etc


• You are fluent in English

Technical skills

• You have knowledge of programming in Python


• You a collaborative person and you enjoy working as part of a team
• You have good organization skills

The Offer – Working Conditions

• Contract duration: 3 months.
• Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales.
• Target start date: 10th January 2022.

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 our website in the 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. Manuel Irimia
2. A complete CV including contact details.
3. Contact details of two referees.

All applications must be addressed to Dr. Manuel Irimia and be submitted online on the "Apply" button below.

Selection Process

₋ 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 December 7th, 2021.

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