Deadline: 
May 13, 2022
Description: 

The Centro Nacional de Análisis Genómico (CNAG-CRG) is one of the largest Genome Sequencing Centers in Europe. CNAG-CRG researchers participate in major International Genomic Initiatives such as the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC), the International Human Epigenome Consortium (IHEC), the International Rare Diseases Research Consortium (IRDiRC) and the European Infrastructure for life-science information (ELIXIR), as well as in several EU-funded projects.

It is integrated with the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), 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' 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 the CRG's Recruitment Policy

The role

We have an opening for a Bioinformatics Analyst through the EU-funded 3TR project. The 3TR consortium sets out to increase our knowledge of the molecular pathways and mechanisms linked to response and non-response to therapy in seven different immune-mediated, allergic and inflammatory diseases. In line with this, the candidate will perform integrative omic analysis on bulk RNA-seq, scRNA-seq, miRNA-seq and methylation data to identify regulatory commonalities across the diseases. Other topics for the Bioinformatics Analyst include advice on experimental design and development and support of bioinformatics workflows for tailored analysis of other collaborative projects and interpretation of ongoing biology. 

About the team

The successful candidate will be integrated into the 3TR project of the Biomedical Genomics Group led by Dr. Ivo Gut and will work with Dr. Anna Esteve of the Functional Genomics Team.

Dr. Ivo Gut is the CNAG-CRG director and head of the Biomedical Genomics group. He coordinates the BCLLatlas project and the European Advanced Sequencing Infrastructure project (EASI-Genomics),

funded by the European Commission. Dr. Ivo Gut participates in H2020 projects B-CAST, 3TR, , ImmuCan, Screen4Care, B1MG, PECAN, Rare-ILD, SOLVE-RD, EJP-RD and EuCanCan. In addition, the CNAG-CRG participates in major Spanish initiatives in Personalized Medicine such as the PERIS projects MedPERCAN and URDCat, the 1,000 Catalan Genomes project, and the Navarra project on personalized medicine.

The Biomedical Genomics Group focusses on furthering the understanding of diseases using different types of genomic data, novel statistical approaches and bioinformatics.

Big data approaches are used to identify patterns on genome, transcriptome and epigenome level that correlate with a disease and the evolution across the course of the disease. The objective is to answer questions that go beyond the initial hypotheses that underlay the studies to shed light on how genome sequence, structure and usage relates to disease, disease initiation, disease progression and disease mechanisms. The group also studies genomic features related to disease at different cellular levels. The disease areas range from rare to common disorders including cancer.

Web: https://www.cnag.crg.eu/teams/genome-research-unit/biomedical-genomics-group



Whom would we like to hire?

Professional experience

Must Have

• You have experience analyzing high-throughput sequencing data (e.g., bulk RNA-seq, small RNA-seq, WGBS, EM-seq, scRNA-seq, ATAC-seq, ONT dRNA/cDNA)

• You have experience working with remote distributed job systems

Desirable but not required/ Nice to have

• You have experience with workflow manager and version control systems

• You have some knowledge of machine learning techniques



Education and training

•  You have completed a Master’s Degree in Bioinformatics, Mathematics, Statistics or similar

Languages

• You are fluent in English

Technical skills

• You have knowledge of statistical data analysis

• You have programming skills (R/Bioconductor, Python or similar)

Competences

• You have highly developed organization skills

• You have a multi-tasking, problem solving and proactive attitude

• You have excellent communication skills

• You are capable to easily interact with people of different scientific backgrounds

• You have strong analytical skills

• You are a team player

The Offer – Working Conditions

• Contract duration: 2 years with possibility of extension.

• Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales.

• Target start date: June 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 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. Ivo Gut.

2. A complete CV including contact details.

3. Contact details of two referees.

All applications must be addressed to Dr. Ivo Gut and be submitted online through the recruitment portal in the following link: https://recruitment.crg.eu/content/jobs/position/bioinformatics-analyst-position-%E2%80%93-omics-data-analysis-0/apply

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 13th, 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.