Junior Group Leader Position

Centre / Institution:
Center for Genomic Regulation
Bioinformatics expertise:
Computational Genomics
Group Leader

Job description

The CRG is searching for applications from exceptional young scientists, who are highly accomplished and will establish their first research group or be within the first years of independence.

The Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) is an internationally renowned biomedical research institute in Barcelona, Spain. The CRG is located at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB) with six other research institutes, including the newly created Outstation of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). In addition, the CRG's National Centre for Genomic Analysis (CNAG, www.cnag.cat) is located at the Barcelona Science Park (PCB). The CRG consists of 400 scientists, and is organised into four research programmes supported by high-end core facilities covering proteomics, genomics, bioinformatics, microscopy, FACs, iPS and organoids, and protein expression. The CRG hosts one of the two nodes of the European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA, https://ega-archive.org) and is affiliated to the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST, https://bist.eu/) to foster interdisciplinary research and training.

In November 2013, the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) received 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).

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The role

We aim to recruit a Junior Group Leader in Computational Biology. Areas of interest include the development of computational methods (e.g. algorithm development, machine learning, artificial intelligence, architecture of dynamic systems) and the integration and modelling of experimental or clinical data (e.g. in genomics, medical genetics or host/microbiome interactions). The CRG is organised in four highly interactive research programmes (Bioinformatics and Genomics; Cell Biology; Gene Regulation, Stem Cells and Cancer; and Systems Biology) and the successful candidate will be expected to establish strong interdisciplinary ties across them. 

Contract duration and other benefits

The Offer

Junior Group Leader position with a 5-year contract renewable for a total of 9 years depending on external peer-review, and structural funding to cover salaries and consumables for up to three people depending on their qualifications. We offer an equipped laboratory, or office space, for 7-9 people with access to state-of-the-art core facilities (http://www.crg.eu/content/scientific-services/core-facilities).

We provide a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructures, and unique professional career development opportunities. The CRG offers and promotes a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes 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.

The CRG values innovative and interdisciplinary Research and is involved in attaining the sustainability principles of the United Nations


Required information and contact

Application Procedure

All applications must include:

  1. A motivation letter explaining why you have applied to the CRG
  2. A complete CV including a list of publications
  3. Brief (<4 pages) proposal of your future research plans
  4. Contact details of three referees

All applications must be addressed to Director Luis Serrano and submitted online through the CRG Career site:  http://www.crg.eu/en/content/careers/job-opportunities

Further information regarding the CRG group leader recruitment & selection process can be found at: http://www.crg.eu/en/content/jobs/junior-group-leader-recruitment  

Selection Process

  • Pre-selection: The pre-selection process will be based on qualifications and the scientific proposal.  
  • Interview: Preselected candidates will be interviewed at the CRG by a selection panel at the end of February 2020.
  • 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.

Informal enquires can be directed to the CRG Director or the Programmes Coordinators of the Systems Biology and CRG Bioinformatics and Genomics Programs.

CRG Director: Luis Serrano luis.serrano(ELIMINAR)@crg.eu

Coordinator of the Bioinformatics and Genomics Programme: Roderic Guigó roderic.guigo(ELIMINAR)@crg.eu

Coordinator of Systems Biology Programme: Ben Lehner ben.lehner(ELIMINAR)@crg.eu