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Two postdoc positions to analyze the ImpactT2D whole genome sequence cohort

Two postdoc positions to analyze the ImpactT2D whole genome sequence cohort

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

We invite applications for two highly motivated postdoctoral scientists to form part of a team that analyzes whole genome sequences in a large cohort of patients with type 2 diabetes. One successful candidate will develop statistical models to incriminate rare and common genetic variants in diabetes susceptibility. The other scientist will focus on developing methods to characterize small and large genome variants in this cohort. Both will work in a multicenter, multidisciplinary team named named ImpactT2D, which was recently funded by a Spanish Precision Medicine Initiative launched by the Carlos III Institute of Health. ImpactT2D aims to develop transformative approaches for personalized medicine in type 2 diabetes.

The scientists will be based in the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona, in the Regulatory Genomics and Diabetes lab (Ferrer, Bonas-Guarch) jointly with the European Genome-phenome Archive /Universitat Pompeu Fabra team led by Navarro and Rambla. Both postdoctoral scientists will work in a broader group of analysis teams from CRG, CNAG, European Genome-phenome Archive, CIC BioGune, and Universidad de Murcia, with expertise covering diverse areas such as genome sequence analysis, statistical genetics, machine learning or regulatory genomics. The ImpactT2D consortium is also composed of outstanding clinical research centers across Spain.

Whom would we like to hire?

Professional experience

Must Have

• You have proven experience in programming competence in Python, R, or C++, or related languages, and Expertise in Linux and high-performance computing environments
• You need to have experience in NGS data analysis to engage in a single cell genomics project

Desirable but not required/ Nice to have

• You have familiarity with methods in machine learning and/or statistical inference is desirable.

Education and training

• You hold a PhD (or equivalent experience) in statistical genetics, genome sequence data analysis, or related fields


• You are fluent in English


• You have the ability to work both in a team and independently
• You have the ability to work within a multidisciplinary environment
• You have highly developed organizational skills
• You are excellence driven

The Offer – Working Conditions

• Contract duration: 2 years, extendible.
• Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales.
• Target start date: The post is available immediately, but the starting date is flexible.

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. Jorge Ferrer, Dr. Silvia Bonas Guarch and Dr. Arcadi Navarro
2. A complete CV including contact details.
3. Contact details of two referees.

All applications must be addressed to Dr. Jorge Ferrer, Dr. Silvia Bonas Guarch and Dr. Arcadi Navarro and be submitted 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 May 25th, 2022

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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