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Bioinformatician at the Guigó lab

Bioinformatician at the Guigó lab

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

The Computational Biology of RNA Processing Group of CRG is recruiting a Bioinformatician to work in a NIH-funded project. The role of this project is to establish a data analysis center for the ENCODE project, with the goal of performing quality control and integrative analysis of ENCODE data and building the ENCODE Encyclopedia.
The CRG group will work on the harmonization of RNASeq pipelines across projects, on developing QC metrics for RNA types, and in carrying out integrative analysis involving transcriptomic and epigenetic data to uncover the layer of epigenetic regulation of RNA transcription and processing. The hired person will work on the development and benchmarking of methods to link enhancer regions to gene promoters using statistical methods to combine heterogeneous omics data.

About the lab

The overarching theme of the research in our lab is the understanding of the information encoding in genomic sequences, and how this information is processed in the pathway leading from DNA to protein sequences. More specifically, we are interested in the epigenetic regulation of gene expression and RNA processing, the relationship between molecular phenotypes and higher order endophenotypes and organismal phenotypes, and the identification of functional regions on the genome of all living beings.
Our group is mostly computational, and we do both large scale data analysis and development of methods, but it has also an important experimental component. We have participate and participate in many large scale international functional genomics projects, such as ENCODE, GTEx, BluePrint and others.

Whom would we like to hire?

Professional experience

Must Have

  • You have experience in high-throughput genomics projects involving data analysis and interpretation
  • You have experience in the analysis of large-scale biological data and specifically in Next Generation Sequencing data analysis

Education and training

• You hold a PhD in Bioinformatics, biology or related fields

Languages

• You are fluent in English

Technical skills

• You have knowledge of statistical methods
• You have proficiency in UNIX, R, Perl, C++ or similar
• You have knowledge of bioinformatics methods: sequence comparison, sequence patterns, analysis of ChIPseq, RNAseq, ATACsec, Gene Regulatory network analysis, etc.

Competences

• You have highly developed organization skills
• You have an open personality and are capable to easily interact with people of different scientific backgrounds
• You have the ability to work independently and within a collaborative research team
• You have good writing skills

The Offer – Working Conditions

Contract duration: Until October 2021.
Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales.
Target start date: July 1st, 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 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 Roderic Guigó.
2. A complete CV including contact details.
3. Contact details of two referees.

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

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 June 21st, 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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