Database Developer - RD Connect

CNAG - Centro Nacional de Análisis Genómico
Job Location: 
Barcelona, Spain
Job Description: 

We are looking for a database developer as part of the RD-Connect project (, which aims to build an integrated platform connecting databases, registries, biobanks and clinical bioinformatics for rare disease research.
The successful candidate will participate in designing and building the database and portal for the RD-Connect platform using a mix of languages and tools to process and display the data. Therefore, experience using multiple programming languages and paradigms is required and experience using large datasets is desirable.
RD-Connect is a worldwide collaboration, so the applicant will be required to work with the CNAG team but also with international teams. The developer will work closely with CNAG database developers and report to the Bioinformatics Analysis Group leader.

The initial duration of the contract is for two years with a possibility of extension and professional development.

- Design, development and maintenance of the platform database and back-end.
- Design, development and maintenance of platform front-end.
- Integrate analysis tools.
- Collaborate with data analysts.
- Interact with international partners in the RD-Connect project.


- Master degree or higher in Software Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science or similar.
- A minimum work experience of 2 years in database development on Unix operating systems.
- Experience with SQL and NoSQL approaches (such as ElasticSearch or MongoDB) to database design and implementation.
- Experience using HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
- Experience on Ruby or another similar scripting language (Perl/Python).
- Experience with Angular.js would be desirable.
- Experience using version control software (Git preferably) will be useful.
- Knowledge of Bioinformatics/High Throughput Sequencing and or human genetics will be beneficial.
- Experience using cluster computing will be beneficial.
- Good spoken and written English.

Contact Information: 

Interested candidates may submit a CV and a brief statement of experience and interests before March 31st 2014 to the following email address indicating the offer reference (RD Connect Database Developer) in the message subject.

About Our Organization: 

The CNAG has a park of twelve second generation DNA sequencers supported by an extensive informatics infrastructure, and is one of the major Genome Sequencing Centers in Europe.

The CNAG is actively involved in collaborative research projects on a number of specific topics: Disease Gene Identification, Cancer Genomics, Genomics of Infectious Diseases, Model Organism Genomics and Synthetic Biology Genomics of Model Organisms.