(posted Mar 2009)

Engineer - Ref. CBL0

Engineer in Bioinformatics: Scientific support, web development, lab management
The main duties of the candidate will be to help setting up and maintaining the research framework of the laboratory in collaboration with the other researchers of the group. This will involve: coordinating purchases and anticipating the needs of the group in collaboration with the IT department, installing and maintaining computational resources (databases, bioinformatics software). The scientific aspect of the job will involve developing computational web servers for the software produced and maintained by the group. Depending on his interests, the candidate may also provide some support to ongoing research projects. The candidate is expected to have a strong background in computational biology, an interest in computational hardware and a solid experience in dealing with bioinformatics resources, with a preference for genomic data. The candidate should be familiar with the LINUX operating system, with scripting languages (Perl, Python) and web development tools (Apache, ajax, soap).
The first year will be followed by an open-ended contract

Post-Doc - Ref. BGG1

Bioinformatics for the melon project (Melonomics)
The BGG is part of the Melonomics project, a project sponsored by Genoma España to sequence the melon genome. Sequencing will be performed using a combination of the traditional BAC based approach, and the new sequencing technologies (454 and solexa).
The main task of the candidate will be to use available tools, as well as to develop appropriate tools for genome assembly and gene annotation. The candidate should have a very strong background in comparative genomics, and should be familiar with the most common tools for genome assembly and gene finding and annotation. The candidate should also be very skilled with scripting languages. A background in Plant Genomics is a plus.
Funding will be available for at least 2 years

Post-Doc - Ref. BGG2

RNA reconstruction from data produced by High Throughput Sequencing technologies.
A postdoctoral position is available to develop and apply computational methods to reconstruct and characterize the RNA content of the cell from data produced by high throughput sequencing technologies. Focus will be in quantification of RNA, and in the discovery of novel splice forms, as well as in the understanding of the sequence determinants responsible for the splicing patterns characteristic of particular cell type or condition. The research project will be carried out in collaboration with the group of Juan Valcarcel, a leading expert in the regulation of splicing at the CRG. Familiarity with UNIX/LINUX operating systems, as well as good programming skills in C and scripting languages are necessary, as well as a good statistical and mathematical background.

Bioinformatician - Ref. BGP1

One bioinformatician is needed to manage the data generated by the next generation sequencing instruments at the CRG (currently one 454 and one solexa, plus, at least, another solexa, arriving in 2009). The ideal candidate will be a computer scientist, or bioinformatician, with a phD relevant in the field and some additional experience. We are looking for an individual with ample interests, since at the CRG, next generation sequencing technologies are used for a variety of purposes including ChipSeq, RNASeq, digital expression, de novo genome sequencing, re-sequencing, detection of copy number variants, etc. The candidate should have a strong background in sequence analysis and computational biology with a practical knowledge of Perl, C, Java and R (or any languages with similar scopes).

Database Administrator - Ref. DBA-0308

The Database Administrator (DBA) will be in charge of ensuring the proper maintenance of the public databases required for research purposes (e.g. PDB, GenBank, UniProt) and associated resources (e.g. ENSEMBL, ACEdb). He/she will also be responsible for setting up key databases for the institute (Genotyping, Genomic databases). The candidate should be familiar with MySQL, Oracle and be either a biologist or have experience in a biological research environment. The role will involve regular interactions with the various research groups to ensure that the main database needs are covered. The DBA will also design novel biological databases for internal and/or public usage and interact with the system administrator and the various groups to ensure a proper data storage policy. The ideal candidate will be an experienced DBA, familiar with the management of high throughput data and have a solid understanding of scripting (e.g. Perl, MySQL, php, Oracle).


Interested applicants should send a short C.V, including the names of three referees, who can eventually be contacted to request letters of recommendation.

Documentation should be sent by electronic mail to Romina Garrido (

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