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Bioinformatician at The Epigenetic Face of Cancer Metabolism

Bioinformatician at The Epigenetic Face of Cancer Metabolism

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).

Please, check out our Recruitment Policy

The role

We are seeking a highly motivated bioinformatician. The hired person will work on the development of bioinformatics tools and pipelines to analyze, integrate and visualize multi omics (transcriptomics, epigenomics, proteomics, functional genomics).

About the lab

The Sdelci Lab at the CRG is focused on understanding the role of chromatin-bound metabolic enzymes in epigenetic regulation during aggressive cancer development and progression.

This position is sponsored by ERC funding.

For further information, you can directly email the PI of the group: sara.sdelci@crg.eu

Whom would we like to hire?

Professional experience

Must Have

• You have experience analyzing omics data (at least one among: RNAseq, proteomics, functional genomics, epigenomics)
• You have software development capabilities and experience with R/Bioconductor, Python, and/or Perl

Desirable but not required/ Nice to have

• You have experience with AI
• You have experience analyzing High content/High Throughput images (e.g. from array phenotypic cellular screenings)
• You have knowledge in omics integration and visualization

Education and training

• You hold a PhD in bioinformatics or related


• You are fluent in English

Technical skills

• You have deep knowledge in statistical data analysis
• You have robust understanding of statistical concepts


• You have highly developed organization skills
• You have a multi-tasking, problem solving and proactive attitude
• You have strong analytical skills
• You have excellent communication skills
• You are a team player

The Offer – Working conditions

Contract duration: 1 year with possibility of extension.
Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales.
Target start date: No later than 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. Sdelci
2. A complete CV including contact details.
3. Contact details of two referees.

All applications must be addressed to Dr. Sdelci and be submitted online 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 November 25th, 2021.

Suggestions: The CRG believes in ongoing improvement and promotes a culture of feedback. This is one of the reasons we have in place, at your disposal as a candidate, a mechanism to gather your suggestions/complaints concerning your candidate experience in our recruitment processes. Your feedback really matters to us in our aim at creating a positive candidate journey. You can make a difference and help us improve by letting us know your suggestions through the following form.

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