Bioinformatician Genome Annotation

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

We seek a highly motivated bioinformatician who must be able to work independently on his/her specific tasks and will report to the Genome Assembly and Annotation Team Leader within the Applied Genomics group. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to 1) be closely involved in defining, refining and executing de novo genome annotation strategies for novel genomes, 2) be responsible for developing and maintaining local genome browser installations, and 3) develop metagenomic annotation and analysis capabilities at the CNAG. Current projects include a diverse range of eukaryotes, including several plants, mammals, insects, fish, molluscs, and fungi. Publication of developed methods and scientific findings is encouraged. The contract is for initially six months with the possibility to extend. Responsibilities: •Develop and maintain genome annotation pipelines. •Anticipate technological developments in transcriptome sequencing and adapt our annotation protocols accordingly. •Collaborate with software engineers in the Bioinformatics Development group to implement new pipelines for genome annotation. •Compute statistics and generate graphical reports for annotation steps and milestones. •Meet and correspond with collaborators.


• Degree in Computational Biology, Molecular Biology, Computer Science or related discipline (Masters or PhD). • Basic UNIX skills and familiarity with computational environments. • Experience with Next Generation Sequencing data and applications (genome assembly, gene prediction and/or functional annotation a plus). • Fluency in one scripting language, such as PERL or Python, and one compiled language, such as C/C++, preferred. • A good understanding of statistics and facility with a statistical package such as R is desirable. • Excellent English communication skills, both written and spoken. • The ability to pinpoint problems/challenges and find innovative solutions.

About Our Organization

The CNAG has a park of 12 Illumina sequencers supported by an extensive informatics infrastructure, 25 TFlop computer cluster with 2.7 PBytes of storage and is one of the top 3 Sequencing and Genome Analysis Centers in Europe. The primary goals of the CNAG are to generate and interpret genome data that will further our understanding of the way genomes function. We are actively involved in collaborative research projects on a number of specific topics, including Cancer Genomics, Disease Gene Identification, Genomics of Infectious Diseases, Model Organism Genomics, and de novo Genome Assembly and Annotation Projects.

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