Senior PostDoc - RD Connect

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

We seek a senior PostDoc with a strong computational and human genetics background to work on RD-Connect (, which aims to build an integrated platform connecting databases, registries, biobanks and clinical bioinformatics for rare disease research. The CNAG plays a key role in platform design and development and in standardized data processing. The candidate is expected to share leading, coordination and reporting responsibilities.

The successful applicant will develop, maintain and operate data analysis pipelines and will be involved in other areas such as database design and tool integration. The researcher will report to the Data Analysis Team leader and must be pro-active and able to work independently on his/her specific tasks and as part of a team integrating a system.

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

- Development, maintenance and operation of data analysis pipelines, mainly for exome and whole genome sequencing studies with a primary focus on rare disorders genetic studies.
- Data mining and interpretation.
- Benchmarking and testing.
- Share leading, coordination and reporting responsibilities.
- Interaction with European partners in the RD-Connect project.


- A PostDoc in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics or related discipline and/or proven experience in the field.
- A minimum experience of 2 years in human genetics, preferably rare disorders.
- A minimum experience 2 years in high-throughput genome analysis such as variant calling and annotation or GWAS.
- Very able with Unix operating systems, including shell scripts.
- Skilled programmer in a language such as Perl, Python or Ruby and R. Knowledge of Java, C++ or other programming languages will be highly valued.
- Experience with databases will be an advantage.
- 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 Senior PostDoc) 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.