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Data Scientist at the Proteomics Unit

Data Scientist at the Proteomics Unit

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

A new position is open for a Data Scientist at the CRG/UPF Proteomics Unit in Barcelona. The successful applicant will become a part of an international team of scientists, which is working closely with scientists at the Parc de Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona. The available position is in a laboratory that focuses on the analysis of proteomes using mass spectrometry. The person recruited will lead the analysis of proteome longitudinal variability, assessment of proteome information content, generation of prediction models, and the analysis of plasma proteomes from selected cohorts in the context of personalized medicine. We are looking for highly motivated and organized candidates with a strong background in data science, statistics, and proteomics and/or other type of omics data. Candidates must have good communication skills, capable of working in a group, and with a high degree of work autonomy.

About the team

The Proteomics Unit is a joint effort of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the Center of Genomic Regulation to create an innovative research infrastructure with a high-level of excellence and sustainability to support scientists in the biomedical field. The activities of the Proteomics Unit are focused onto the provision of high-quality proteomics services with strong added-value to the research community by offering state-of-the-art methods, advise and expertise to support basic and translational researchers, developing new methods and techniques that keep the unit up to date and at the forefront of the proteomics field and training the community and actively disseminating proteomics science and methods.

Professional experience

Must Have

• You have experience in biomedicine with educational background in data science
• You have experience in data science and statistics with educational background in biomedi-cine
• You have advanced programming skills in machine learning and statistical models
• You have previous experience in proteomics or other omics data analysis
• You are familiar with mass spectrometry
• You have good skills with office automation and data analysis software

Education and training

• You hold a PhD or Master degree in fields related to biomedicine, data science or statistics


• You have good communication skills and fluency in English


• You have highly developed organization skills
• You have analytical skills and critical thinking
• You are capable of working independently and in a team

The Offer – Working Conditions

• Contract duration: aprox.1 year
• Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales
• Target start date: March 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. Eduard Sabidó.
2 A complete CV including contact details.
3 Contact details of two referees.

All applications must be addressed to Dr. Eduard Sabidó and be submitted online on 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 January 31st, 2022.

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