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Pipelines/Software developer

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.

CRG has been conferred with a badge of ‘HR Excellence in Research’ by the European Commission, in recognition to its progress in implementing the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for Recruitment of Researchers, that among others consists of transparent, merit-based recruitment procedures and attractive work-life balance working conditions.

For further information: www.crg.eu

The role

The CRG is currently seeking a pipelines/software developer to be incorporated in the group of Dr. Roderic Guigo. The candidate is expected to work on the development, testing and deployment of computational pipelines for the processing and analysis of Next Generation Sequencing data. In the scope of this task s/he will apply existing tools as well as develop new ones when deemed necessary.  S/he will work closely with other researchers of the group and collaborate with other groups inside CRG and nodes within INB. S/he will report regularly to Professor Guigo.

About the team/ lab/ department

Research in the lab of Computational Biology of RNA processing leaded by Dr. Roderic Guigó, focuses on the investigation of the signals involved in regulating transcription and RNA processing in genomic sequences (promoter elements, splice sites, translation initiation sites,...). The group is interested both in the mechanism of their recognition and processing, and in their evolution. In addition, but related to this basic component of their research, the group is also involved in the development of software for genome and transcriptome analysis.

The group was entirely computational until 2011, when given research at the group was gradually leaning towards experimentation, an experimental lab was also created. Currently, the group is a well-balanced team of experimental biologists and bioinformaticians.

Whom would we like to hire?


  • You have a MSc (and extensive experience)/PhD in computer science, bioinformatics or related field


  • You have extensive experience working on Linux
  • You have broad experience in writing, testing and deploying computational pipelines
  • You have good experience working with Next Generation Sequencing data
  • You have good experience working in HPC Cluster or Cloud Computing environments
  • Having  prior participation in large-scale international projects would be a bonus

       Technical skills required:

  • You have excellent knowledge of Linux systems
  • You have deep knowledge of scripting languages, e.g. Bash, Awk, Python, Perl
  • You have deep knowledge of one or more programming languages, e.g. C, Java, Groovy, Go, D
  • You have good knowledge of distributed computing
  • You have good knowledge of data management and databases
  • You have knowledge of the Nextflow workflow management system


  • You have a fluent level of English

       Soft skills:

  • You are a highly motivated and organized
  • You are capable of working in a group, and with a high degree of work autonomy

The Offer

  • Contract duration: one year contract
  • Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales.
  • Target start date: immediate hiring (available to start during the first week of January)

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 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

Deadline: Please submit your application by the 21st of December, 2018


“Financiado por el proyecto PT17/0009/0024 del Plan Estatal 20132016Instituto de Salud Carlos III y cofinanciado por el Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER)".

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