Feb 28, 2023

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 technician through the Instituto de Salud Carlos III funded project IMPaCT-Genómica. The project aims to establish a collaborative infrastructure for the implementation of Personalized Medicine in the Spanish Health System. He/She will participate in the operation and benchmarking of tools and pipelines for the analysis and interpretation of clinical sequencing data generated within the project.

His/ Her responsibilities include: 

  1. Proactive data processing and analysis in cutting edge rare disease, cancer and pharmacogenomics projects, including design, variant identification and annotation.
  2. Contribute to data analysis benchmarking efforts between the IMPaCT Sequencing centres and contribute to the acquisition/renewal of quality accreditations.
  3. Contribute to the refinement or update of clinical genomic analysis workflows.
  4. Close personal interaction and networking with the Spanish clinical genomics community. 


About the team

The successful candidate will join the Variant Calling and Analysis team, coordinated by Dr. Raul Tonda. The team is part of the CNAG-CRG Bioinformatics Unit, led by Dr. Sergi Beltran, which has over 30 members and offers continuous growth and support on a professional level. The team works in a stimulating scientific environment, applying state-of-the-art technologies to breakthrough research projects in Genomics that have an impact on people’s health.

Whom would we like to hire? 

Professional experience

Must Have

  • - An MSc in Bioinformatics or related discipline
  • - A minimum experience of 1 year in the analysis of Next Generation Sequencing whole exome or genome data
  • - Experience with Unix operating systems, including shell scripts


Desirable but not required

  • - Understanding of human genetics, specifically cancer and/or rare disease genomics
  • - Experience within diagnostic settings and the analysis of genotype-phenotype data
  • - Experience with Nextflow, CWL and/or WDL
  • - Basic knowledge of software containers


Education and training

  • - You hold a MSc in Bioinformatics or related discipline



  • - Fluency in written and spoken English


Technical skills

  • - Working experience in languages such as Perl, Python or R



  • - Excellent organisational, prioritising, communication and interpersonal skills


The offer 

  • - Contract duration: open ended contract linked to a project
  • - 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 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 Raul Tonda.
  2. A complete CV including contact details.

All applications must be addressed to Human Resources 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: The position will be open for at least 15 days since the date of publication. After it will remain open until a suitable candidate is hired.

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.


Proyecto de investigación: “IMPaCT-Medicina Genómica” con nº de expediente IMP/00009, siendo su investigador principal Ángel Carracedo Álvarez. Este proyecto pertenece a la convocatoria: “Infraestructura de Medicina de Precisión asociada a la Ciencia y Tecnología (IMPaCT) de la Acción Estratégica en Salud 2017-2020”, y está financiado por el Instituto de Salud Carlos III.

Este proyecto está cofinanciado por el Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER), Programa operativo pluriregional de España 2014-2020 -FEDER - “Una manera de hacer Europa”