Senior Postdoc in rare disease Genomics

Application deadline:

The Centro Nacional de Analisis Genomico (CNAG-CRG) is one of the largest Genome Sequencing Centers in Europe. It is integrated with the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), a multidisciplinary research centre focusing on biomedicine, that hosts a total of 30 group leaders, of which ~half hold an ERC grant.

The CNAG-CRG is looking for a senior postdoc to join the Bioinformatics Analysis unit led by Dr Sergi Beltran. The multi-disciplinary team is composed by 15 members, develops tools and analyzes NGS data, mostly related to human health. Dr Beltran leads the RD-Connect platform development ( and is a partner in Solve-RD (, uRD-Cat (, ELIXIR ( and MatchMaker Exchange ( projects.

The candidate will work for RD-Connect and the recently funded Solve-RD project (Eu H2020, 2018-2022), which aims to solve large number of rare disorder cases by combined Omics approaches. Main goals for the candidate will be to develop and apply innovative statistical and computational methods for the identification and characterization of genomic factors underlying rare diseases. The applicant should have experience with human genetics and genomics data analysis.

This position is a unique opportunity to contribute to innovative research with a substantial direct translational potential. The candidate is expected to guide students, produce research papers, and interact with the research community. We offer a competitive salary and career progression.


Proactive data analysis in a cutting edge project on rare disorders, including workflow design, data mining, annotation, interpretation, reporting and scientific communication.
Research, development, and evaluation of novel computational approaches for NGS analysis.
Assist with supervision and training of junior bioinformatics scientists and developers.
Author journal publications and present at professional meetings
Support in project coordination and reporting.
Collaboration with international research and clinical communities.


A PhD in Genetics, Biology, Bioinformatics or related discipline and proven experience in the field.
Minimum of 2 years of regular postdoctoral training.
A minimum experience of 2 years in the analysis of Next Generation Sequencing data and interpretation of results.
In-depth understanding of human genetics.
Experience with unix operating systems, including shell scripts.
Experience with Perl, Python or Ruby and R.
Good spoken and written English.

Application procedure:

Interested candidates may submit a CV and a brief statement of experience and interests before March 30th 2018 (23:59 local time) by clicking in the "Apply " button below.