Sep 18, 2022

The Centro Nacional de Análisis Genómico (CNAG-CRG) is one of the largest Genome Sequencing Centres 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

During 2022 CNAG will become an independent institution and will set up as a new legal entity. 

We have an opening for a Senior Project Manager for the management of CNAG-CRG service provision activities in a stimulating scientific environment. Responsibilities for the Project Manager include: 

  1. Effective communication with CNAG-CRG users, counselling services on the most suitable choice of technology and experimental design, budgeting and tracking of sequencing projects.
  2. Preparation of responses to public tenders for the provision of NGS services and contribution to the preparation and reporting of grant proposals.
  3. Establishment of CNAG-CRG service fees, in collaboration with the Finance Department. 
  4. Contribution to the standard procedures of the CNAG-CRG: user surveys, annual report, preparation of dissemination materials, etc.
  5. Direct interaction with the CNAG-CRG researchers and technical staff to keep abreast of new genomic applications and technologies. 
  6. Close personal interaction and networking with the Spanish clinical and research genomics community.
  7. Representing CNAG-CRG in stands at public symposia.


About the team

The successful candidate will be integrated into the Project Management Team of the CNAG-CRG led by Dra Mònica Bayés. The team works in a stimulating scientific environment with state-of-the-art infrastructures, contributing to international breakthrough research projects in Genomics that will impact people’s quality of life. The team has a diversified job content at the interface of science, technology and management, offering continuous growth and support on a professional level. 

Whom would we like to hire?

Must have   

  • Experience in next generation sequencing and/or data analysis
  • Proven ability to effectively interact with multiple stakeholders or interdisciplinary level and the ability to move between the scientific and managerial level

Desirable but not required

  • Additional professional experience (postdoctoral training, service provision in a core facility, project management, etc.)


Education and training 

  • PhD



  •  Fluency in written and spoken English



  • Highly motivated 
  • Creative thinking individual
  • Passionate about advances in genomics
  • Excellent organisational and management, prioritising skills
  • High communication and Interpersonal skills.


The offer 

  • Contract duration: permanent position subject to a 6 months probationary period. 
  • Estimated annual gross salary: salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales.
  • Target start date: as soon as possible

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 welcome applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity. 

 The CNAG-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 short motivation letter addressed to Dra Mònica Bayés.
  2. A complete CV including contact details.
  3. Contact details of two referees.

All applications must be addressed to Dra Mònica Bayés and be submitted online through the recruitment portal in the following link:

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 September 18th, 2022.

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