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Bioinformatician- Gene Regulation, Stem Cells and Cancer Group

Bioinformatician- Gene Regulation, Stem Cells and Cancer Group

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

We are seeking a talented Bioinformatician to join the Epitranscriptomics and RNA Dynamics group, to work on data analysis and algorithm development of novel methods to accurately detect and map RNA modifications in sequencing data, with a strong focus on the analysis of 3-methylcytosine RNA modifications.

The candidate will also provide bioinformatics support to conduct functional integrative analysis of high-throughput ‘-omics’ datasets generated by high-throughput sequencing platforms related to the analysis of RNA modifications.

About the team/ lab/ department

Our lab is focused on deciphering the role that RNA modifications play in a large variety of cellular contexts, including the development of novel technologies to map RNA modifications. In our lab, we are employing a combination of experimental (RNASeq, RIP-Seq polysome profiling, mouse/cell knockouts, Oxford Nanopore direct RNA sequencing) and computational techniques (NGS data analysis, algorithm development, machine learning), to unveil the secrets of three post-transcriptional regulatory layers: the epitranscriptome, RNA structure and ribosome specialization.

Whom would we like to hire?

Professional experience

Must Have

  • You have 3 years + experience in Programming, Computer Science and/or Data Analysis. 
  • You have strong experience and scientific expertise in analysis of high-throughput sequencing data, including RNASeq
  • You have a strong background in Bioinformatics,

Desirable but not required

  • You have experience and knowledge in handling Oxford Nanopore sequencing fast5 reads

Education and training

  • You hold a BSc, MSc or undergraduate degree in Life Sciences, Computer Science, Bioinformatics or similar field.
  • You hold a MSc and/or PhD in Bioinformatics, Statistics or Computer Science. MSc/PhD in Molecular Biology or similar field are also encouraged to apply if a strong computational background exists


  • You are proficient in English

Technical skills

  • You are proficient in at least one programming language (C, C++, Python or R)


  • You have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • You have the capacity for carrying out duties under minimal supervision
  • You have the drive and commitment to produce high quality experimental outcomes
  • You have the ability to contribute to preparation of written reports and oral presentations

The Offer

  • Contract duration: 1 year contract
  • Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales.
  • Target start date: 1st July, 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 Eva Novoa.

2.      A complete CV including contact details.

3.      Contact details of two referees.

All applications must be addressed to Dr. Eva Novoa and be submitted online through the "Apply" button below

Deadline: Please submit your application by 25/06/2019

Financial support of Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI), Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER) and Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades (MCIU); reference number MCIU PE 2017-2020 FEDER.


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